Post Malone Goes Country: Covers Brad Paisley’s ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her’ For Texas Benefit
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Post Malone went country for Matthew McConaughey’s We’re Texas benefit concert in 2021, and fans are shocked by the performance.
Dwight Yoakam‘s band accompanied Malone for the event, which took place in a relaxed studio. Before the performance, the rapper informed viewers that he would play a couple of his favorite songs.
“I’m very grateful and very happy to be a part of this,” Malone stated, later adding, “We’ve got a couple great musicians and we’re just here to play some of my favorite country-esque tunes, and just have a good time.”
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What country songs did Post Malone perform?
Malone treated the We’re Texas viewers to a cover of Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” which was released in 2002. The song rose to number one and quickly become one of Paisley’s most recognized tracks.
Immediately, fans were shocked by Malone’s ability to genre hop. The singer/rapper effortlessly carried the country tune in between puffs on a cigarette. The star’s crossover shocked many fans; however, Malone has proven his love for country music before. Most memorably, Malone enjoyed Shania Twain’s 2019 AMA performance to the very fullest.
— Portal Posty Mídia (@PortalPostMidia) November 25, 2019
What is We’re Country?
In 2021, Texas suffered the worst winter storm in many years in February 2021. Water pipes were frozen – and bursting – and left many residents without power in the freezing temperatures.
Matthew McConaughey knew his home state needed some relief aid, so he stepped in to help. He and his wife, Camila, put together a virtual benefit concert in March 2021, and they raised over seven million dollars! The event was filled with performances from Clint Black, Don Henley, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Miranda Lambert, Parker McCollum, Post Malone, Randy rogers, Willie Nelson, and appearances were made by many, many more.
Watch Post Malone’s performance in the video below.