Post Malone’s CMAs Performance Teases His Highly Anticipated Country Crossover Album
In a surprising yet highly anticipated move, Post Malone is set to make waves in the country music scene
In a surprising yet highly anticipated move, Post Malone is set to make waves in the country music scene with the release of his upcoming album. The crossover sensation recently collaborated with the late Joe Diffie on a revival of the ’90s classic “Pickup Man,” marking Post Malone’s debut in the country genre.
Officially credited as Joe Diffie featuring Post Malone, the collaboration was unveiled on November 9 through Mercury/Republic/Big Loud Records. The track made an impressive entrance, gaining recognition for its authentic country sound and emotional depth. Within just one day of its release, “Pickup Man” resonated with audiences, showcasing Post Malone’s ability to seamlessly navigate diverse musical landscapes.
Post Malone’s live performance of “Pickup Man” at the 57th annual CMA Awards on November 8, alongside Morgan Wallen and HARDY, was a poignant tribute to Diffie. The trio not only paid homage to a country legend but also showcased Post Malone’s versatility as an artist. This collaboration serves as a preview of what fans can expect from Post Malone’s upcoming country album.
Beyond the single, the excitement builds as both versions of “Pickup Man,” featuring Diffie’s vocals recorded in 2006, are confirmed to be part of the third installment of HARDY’s Hixtape series, titled Hixtape Volume 3: Difftape. Scheduled for release on March 29, 2024, the album promises a unique fusion of country sounds, further solidifying Post Malone’s commitment to pushing musical boundaries.
This venture into country territory marks a significant chapter in Post Malone’s career. As he explores new sonic landscapes and collaborates with legendary figures like Joe Diffie, fans are eagerly anticipating the full expression of his country influences in the upcoming album. With “Pickup Man” serving as a tantalizing glimpse, Post Malone’s journey into the heart of country music is poised to be one of the most intriguing and talked-about musical crossovers of the year.