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Post Malone Debuts New Country Song, Plays ‘I Had Some Help’ at the 2024 ACM Awards

Post Malone‘s country era is in full swing. At Thursday night’s Dick Clark Productions-produced ACM Awards (May 16), the pop superstar fully immersed himself in the country world with a double-header performance of his new country music.

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Posty began his set with the live performance debut of a currently unreleased song that will presumably appear on his forthcoming country album. “It’s a long lost highway,” he forlornly crooned over somber guitars and percussion. At the end of the song, Posty noted that no one had ever heard the song before.

As soon as he made that remark, he launched into a rendition of his current smash hit “I Had Some Help.” Although the track features an assist from country music superstar Morgan Wallen, the “Last Night” singer elected to sit out tonight’s performance. Regardless, Posty rocked the crowd, offering up both a ballad and a party song for the ACM Awards audience.

“I Had Some Help” is expected to make its Billboard Hot 100 debut next week. The jaunty duet has already reached No. 18 on Country Airplay and No. 40 on Adult Top 40. Posty and Wallen’s link-up is the latest top-shelf collaboration for the “Circles” singer. Earlier this year he joined forces with Beyoncé for Cowboy Carter fan-favorite “Levii’s Jeans,” which reached No. 16 on the Hot 100. A few weeks later, he debuted atop the chart with his new Taylor Swift duet “Fortnight,” which served as the lead single from her chart-smashing Tortured Poets Department LP.

Malone’s performance undoubtedly enamored the crowd, with host Reba McEntire inviting him to join her in an impromptu duet of The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Ramblin’ Man” in honor of the late Dickey Betts.

Though Posty is still awaiting his first ACM Awards nomination, his “I Had Some Help” duet partner boasts the most nominations at this year’s ceremony. At the 2024 ACM Awards, Wallen notched six bids, including entertainer of the year.

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