Post Malone, a former Texas resident and Grapevine High School graduate, joined an impressive list of musical artists and celebrities on Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves McConaughey's Sunday night (March 21) livestream fundraiser, We're Texas.
Members of Dwight Yoakam's band joined Post Malone (the stage name of rapper, singer and songwriter Austin Richard Post) for a cover of Brad Paisley's 2002 hit "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)." The country homage, which is better than what some curious listeners might suspect, begins around the 2:03:53 mark of the above video.
Paisley's since praised Post Malone's performance as being better than the real thing.
Neither cover should be much of a surprise because Post Malone's a country music fan. Over the past couple of years, he's named Texas country king George Strait as a dream collaborator, danced excitedly to a Shania Twain (another potential collaborator) hits medley at the 2019 AMAs and covered Darius Rucker's pre-country highlight, Hootie and the Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You."
The Texas benefit concert raised funds for those impacted by the devastating winter storms that hit the Lone Star State in February. Other performers include Texas natives Kacey Musgraves (covering Willie Nelson's Grammy Award-winner "On the Road Again"), Strait ("Troubadour") and the Red Headed Stranger himself ("Beautiful Texas"). Additional Texans offering their time and musical talents for charity included Clint Black, Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Parker McCollum, Randy Rogers, Gary Clark Jr., Kirk Franklin and Lukas Nelson.
The pandemic fundraiser also featured celebrities like Stone Cold Steve Austin plus additional musical acts (Leon Bridges, Khalid).