Post Malone Is All Smiles As He Previews Country Collab With Luke Combs

2024-02-16T21:07:08+00:00February 16th, 2024|News|

The song appears to be titled “Ain’t Got a Guy For That.”

At this point the only question might be: what genre can’t Post Malone tackle? The lanky rapper who began his career rhyming before pivoting back-and-forth between rock, pop and every combination in-between appears to be ready to fully take a country detour. After wowing the crowd at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas last weekend with his meditative take on “American The Beautiful” on acoustic guitar, Posty surprised fans again on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 15) with a brief snippet of a new collaboration with Luke Combs.

Smoke in hand, Malone energetically plays air drums and shakes his head as he sings along to a song that appears to be called “Ain’t Got a Guy For That.” At press time spokespeople for Malone and Combs had not returned Billboard‘s request for additional information on the song.

In the brief snippet, Combs can be heard singing “No VIP up at MIT/ And they still won’t let me fly the time machine,” before Malone grabs the chorus, “She’s searching for someone good who’s gonna built it back/ Ain’t I ain’t got a guy for that/ Ain’t got a guy for that (x3).”

Combs posted a comment on the snippet, matching Posty’s beer emoji and adding a fire one, while Malone’s label, Republic Records, commented, “LFG [cowboy emoji]” and Republic’s relaunched Mercury Records added, “in your country era fs.” Over Super Bowl weekend, Combs posted a pic with Malone and Peyton Manning.

Malone has been dipping his toe into country lately, including making his first Country Airplay chart appearance last year on a “duet” version of Joe Diffie’s “Pickup Man”, which debuted at No. 54 just after Posty teamed up with Morgan Wallen and HARDY to play the song at the 2023 CMA Awards; the track will appear on HARDY’s upcoming Hixtape Vol. 3: Difftape, due out on March 29.

Speaking to Access Hollywood at the time, Malone teased his own country music project when asked if he has a country album in the works. “I think so… yes,” he said.

In addition to covering Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” Malone has performed on stage with a number of other country stars, including Blake Shelton, Little Big Town and Darius Rucker and he has been pictured in the studio or in writing rooms with Paisley and Combs.

In a June 2022 visit to Howard Stern’s SiriusXm radio show, Malone first hinted that a country turn might be in the offing. “To be honest, there’s nothing stopping me from taking a camera or setting up in my studio in Utah and just recording a country album and me just putting it on f–king YouTube,” Malone said. “I’m allowed to do that… I split my time between a lot of different things because I am happily obligated to do concerts and show love to my fans … and then I’m happily obligated to write music and make beats by myself, and I’m happily obligated to, you know, take care of my family. So, it’s a lot of time, and it’s about finding that space to allot that time. If I get another year to myself, maybe I’ll make a f–-king country album.”

In the meantime, the Malone country era will continue on April 28 when he takes the stage at the Stagecoach Festival, which will also feature sets from headliners Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church, as well as Jelly Roll, Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson & Family, Leon Bridges, Ernest, HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman and many more.

Watch Malone jam out to the Combs collab below.


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