Post Malone Trades Hip-Hop for Country For The ‘We’re Texas’ Benefit

The crossover to country nobody expected!

Written by Kelly Brickey
Post Malone Trades Hip-Hop for Country For The ‘We’re Texas’ Benefit
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Post Malone behind the scenes before his Bud Light Dive Bar Tour show in Nashville at Footsies Dive Bar on March 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Bud Light)

In honor of his home state of Texas, Post Malone channeled his country music side for his contribution to the ‘We’re Texas’ Benefit set up by actor Matthew McConaughey.

Malone joked in the introduction of the benefit video that he isn’t used to playing with a full band, but was excited to give it a go. He kicked off his set with a cover of Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her,” featuring that twangy swing and sweet fiddle.

The band initiated the next track with a faster pedal beat that Malone drove right into with his vocal. He went on to sing his version of “You Can Have The Crown” by Sturgill Simpson, adding his own talents on the acoustic guitar with grit in his vocals.

Many fans went wild over the country-inspired performance, where the video was viewed and seen by millions of people on TikTok, YouTube and Twitter. Some even called for Malone to drop the hip-hop career in lieu of a country one and to release an album in the genre as soon as possible.

Malone is typically known for being a popular rapper, with massive hits under his belt like “Circles,” “Sunflower” and “Congratulations.” He recently covered the Hootie and the Blowfish smash, “Only Wanna Be With You,” for the Pokemon revival with Darius Rucker’s approval.

The ‘We’re Texas’ Benefit, put on by McConaughey, featured a multitude of artists across the industry, including George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson and more. The proceeds made from the virtual event are being collected by the Just Keep Livin Foundation and will go back to rebuilding the state after the unprecedented ice storm that devastated millions of citizens across Texas.