Is Post Malone Switching to Country Music?

On Tuesday, May 16, Post Malone announced that his fifth studio album, titled Austin is on its way. The singer, whose real name is Austin Post, will be releasing the album on July 28.

But can fans expect the upcoming project to be Post Malone’s first country album?

Fans have eagerly expressed their desire for Malone to create a country album— and it seems like Malone has been giving subtle hints about the possibility.

Speculation started to spiral after Malone posted a photo on social media, giving fans a health update. In the caption, Malone teased upcoming music— and fans are assuming he left an easter egg as to what that music may involve.

The photo includes Malone casually laying beside a pair of camouflage cowboy boots, leaving fans in a frenzy about whether or not Malone is not-so-subtly hinting at the genre of his upcoming music.

As a Texan native, Malone has proven that his country roots have what it takes to take over the country music world. Back in 2021, Malone went viral for a rendition of Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her & You Can Have The Crown,” he also captivated audiences with his cover of Hootie and the Blowfish’s 1995 hit “Only Wanna Be With You” during a virtual concert for Pokémon’s 25th anniversary.

Proving that he absolutely holds the ability to be taken as a serious contender in the country music industry, we can’t wait to see if that will soon be the case!

Along with his upcoming album, Post Malone has also announced plans for a North American tour scheduled to kick off in early July. Titled the “If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying” tour, tickets will be available for purchase exclusively to Citi customers starting at 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, May 17. The general sale will commence at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, May 19.