What a trio.
Earlier today, singer/songwriter Ernest shared a photo of himself with friend and frequent collaborator Morgan Wallen and mega star Post Malone in the studio, so I think it’s pretty safe to say they might be cookin’ somethin’ up…
Posty, a Texas native, was obviously rockin’ the Texas Rangers hat after their big (first) World Series win last week, and also had a full beard going so much so that I almost didn’t recognize him (the face tattoos did give it away, though.)
Anywho, Post is set to perform this week at the CMA Awards alongside Morgan and HARDY as they sing a medley of “country classics,” which already feels like an easy highlight of the evening as Post Malone is known to crush a country cover or two.
Ernest also tagged producer/writer Ryan Vojtesak in the photo, so hopefully we’ll be able to hear whatever this is sooner rather than later.
Like I said before, Post Malone and Morgan being two of the biggest musical acts in the game working together just makes so much sense from a business standpoint alone, especially knowing how damn good at country music Posty already is.
He’s said before that his favorite artists include the likes of Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson and Colter Wall, so he obviously has great taste which is a damn good place to start.
Ern captioned the photo pretty discretely, saying:
Stay tuned, folks…
Post Malone To Perform Medley Of Country Classics With Morgan Wallen And Hardy At CMA Awards
This is certainly going to be interesting.
And probably the only part of the CMA Awards I’ll be tuning in for, honestly…
Yesterday, they announced the second round of performers for the show, which includes a tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffet by Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Mac McAnally and Zac Brown Band, in addition to performances by Ashley McBryde, Cody Johnson, The War & Treaty, Dan and Shay and Jordan Davis, as well.
According to Rolling Stone, the trio is slated to perform a “medley of country classics.”
Posty is just so damn good at doing country by himself, and I feel like he should’ve been given the reigns to get up there and sing whatever country song he wanted to without any help, but at the very least, it makes me excited that he’s into dipping his toes in the genre like this, so to speak.
He has hinted at doing a full-blown country album before, and I do think it will happen one day, but can you imagine if they let him get up there and just belt out a Colter Wall or Tyler Childers song?
A girl can dream, I guess…
I’m also intrigued to find out what “country classics” they’ve selected for this medley, and I really wouldn’t be surprised to see Post Malone collaborate with Morgan especially one day down the road.
They’re two of the biggest names in the music industry, and from a business standpoint alone, would certainly make a lot of sense for both of them.
And I’ll leave you with these all-time great covers, which I really hope we get more of Posty doing (solo) in the future:
“You Can Have The Crown”
“I’m Gonna Miss Her”
The 57th Annual CMA Awards will once again be hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning as the ceremony broadcasts live from Nashville Wednesday, November 8th.
You can see the full list of nominees HERE.