Post Malone Paid Respect to Joe Diffie with Debut Performance at the 57th CMA Awards
Post Malone made his CMA Awards performance debut alongside Morgan Wallen and Hardy where the musicians showcased a medley of Nineties country songs on November 8.
As a tribute to Joe Diffie, a pillar of traditional country music who died in 2020 at the age of 61 from Covid-19 complications. The musicians performed a medley of Nineties country songs written by Diffie including ‘John Deere Green” and “Pickup Man“. Hardy’s upcoming record will also feature updated versions of these songs.
Hardy released his country album “The Mockingbird and the Crow“, featuring Wallen, in 2023. “Wait in the Truck” feat. Lainey Wilson won early CMAs for musical event of the year and music video of the year while Wilson went on to win entertainer of the year.
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Breaking country stereotypes, hip hop and dream-pop oriented Post Malone shocked fans as he graced the country soundscape with sheer elegance. In recent past, Malone also covered contemporary country songs like “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” by Brad Paisley, “You Can Have the Crown” by Sturgill Simpson and “There’s a Tear in My Beer” by Hank Williams.
Post Malone will take his country act to the live stage next year as one of the key performers at 2024’s Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California. One which will feature Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen as headliners.
The 57th iteration of the CMAs saw the return of Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning as hosts. With Jelly Roll and K. Michelle, Old Dominion and Megan Moroney, Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton, and Tanya Tucker and Little Big Town as additional collaborators.