If there were ever a perfect candidate for CMT Crossroads, the long running CMT show that pairs country artists with artists from other genres, it's Post Malone. The rapper, singer-songwriter and producer born Austin Richard Post, who released the album Hollywood's Bleeding in 2019, is a huge fan of country music, frequently sharing his love for Shania Twain, Willie Nelson and more.
It turns out the artist, who was raised in Texas, wants to collaborate with homestate hero and the King of Country, George Strait. In a 2015 interview with Hot 97, Post Malone named Strait and Toby Keith among his list of dream collaborators.
In a 2015 interview with Vice, Post Malone said he'd like to team up on a song with Strait and rapper, songwriter and producer Future.
"That would be fire. Put 'em on the same song! George Strait on the hook, Future on a verse? And me? That would be very popping," the rapper told Vice in 2015.
While we don't know if Strait is aware of the Texan's aspirations, Post Malone has shared the stage with several country artists over the years.
Even if we don't get ever that dream Strait-Post Malone collaboration (fingers crossed), there is at least one more country star ready to record with the rapper. During a 2019 Twitter Q&A, Luke Combs said he's down to collaborate with Posty.
Post Malone released his debut album Stoney, featuring the hit "Congratulations," in 2016. In 2018, he released Beerbongs & Bentleys.
This article was originally published in November of 2020. It was updated on March 24, 2021.