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Post Malone Debuts New Song With HARDY, “Would You Hide My Gun”

Post Malone Hardy

Gearing up to drop that country album. Post Malone has his first-ever country album, F-1 Trillion, coming out next month. And so far, we've already gotten collabs with Morgan Wallen and Blake Shelton, along with teasers of songs with Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs. But tonight in Nashville, Posty gave a select group of fans a taste of what else he has in store. The rapper turned country star teamed up with Bud Light, which will be the official beer sponsor of his upcoming tour, for A Night In Nashville to fans the opportunity to hear Post Malone perform music from the new album, along with some of his friends that helped out with the new album. And one of the new songs that Post debuted was a collaboration with HARDY called "Would You Hide My Gun." It's not the first time Posty has worked with HARDY, after making his country music debut with a single on Hixtape: Vol 3, a cover of Joe Diffie's "Pickup Man." But this is the first taste of their new collaboration from Post's upcoming album, and the first time anybody has heard the song.
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Posty Teases Unreleased Duet With Chris Stapleton

I can't WAIT to hear this one. Post Malone just shared a teaser of an unreleased song from his forthcoming country album F-1 Trillion, which features the great Chris Stapleton and already sounds like a big ol' hit to me... and while it doesn't seem like this will be a complete duets project, there will seemingly be quite a few big country artists featured. Post has already released the #1 hit "I Had Some Help" with Morgan Wallen, as well as putting out "Pour Me A Drink" with Blake Shelton last week. And he didn't share a title of the song quite yet, but it definitely sounds like something I could see Stapleton helping write and has a lot of humor and cool production that sets it apart from the more pop-leaning already-released songs: "She whispered 'Pull it over,' I said 'You're the boss,' In a southern drawl said 'Here's where I get off, I've enjoyed our time,' She said, 'Baby give me one more kiss, Before I kiss your ass goodbye'" Even after just hearing that snippet, I think this will be a fast fan-favorite and is exactly what I was hoping to hear from Post Malone and his country songs: "This one’s with Chris Stapleton." https://www.instagram.com/p/C8sSNXjBopm/ After revealing the album cover art last week, we also now know that Posty’s country project will feature 18 songs in total (they show up when you pre-add it), though only two songs are available at the moment, which includes this new one as well as “I Had Some Help” with Morgan Wallen. It will also feature his newest release with Blake Shelton, “Pour Me A Drink,” and we can add this one with Chris Stapleton to the list now too. Post has of course been teasing, and releasing, several country songs from the album, and his aforementioned song with Morgan Wallen “I Had Some Help” (which is the lead single) was at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five straight weeks. They just got dethroned at #1 by Sabrina Carpenter with “Please Please Please,” but are looking at a returning for potential sixth week next week. He has also teased one called “She Ain’t Yours,” and has been pictured in the studio writing with the likes of Morgan, Ernest, Luke Combs and some of Nashville’s most prominent writers, which means we’re likely in for some great stuff and I'm sure a few more surprises. Posty has teased a duet with Luke, as well as a solo classic country heartbreaker called “Never Love You Again” that I am already obsessed with, so we’ll see soon if those all made the final cut (I'd be willing to bet on it). Additionally, he just announced his F-1 Trillion tour earlier this week, where he'll be playing a lot of his new material live for fans across the country: https://www.instagram.com/p/C8o1HZTs_K9/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=f25d6df4-9720-43d6-9504-46b6e4c5b381  

Cody Johnson Knocks It Out Of The Park With His National Anthem Ahead Of MLB’s All-Star Game

Cody Johnson

Now THAT is how you perform "The Star Spangled Banner." During the second night of the MLB's All-Star festivities, country star Cody Johnson was trusted with performing the national anthem ahead of the game, which is taking place in CoJo's home state of Texas. And as expected, CoJo absolutely nailed the "Star Spangled Banner." This year's All-Star festivities were hosted in Arlington, Texas at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers. As if there was any confusion where it was taking place, considering everything about the event had a country/Texas theme. Even Bryce Harper's pre-All-Star-game outfit: https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1813328135502340507 The anthem was what you'd expect from a seasoned, country music veteran like Johnson. Following player introductions that quite literally screamed this-is-taking-place-in-the-Lonestar-State (cowboys were lassoing, players ran out of the dugout with cowboy hats, etc.), Cody Johnson took center stage and rocked the roof off the stadium that... has a retractable roof. I guess I could have used a better phrase there. Not only was CoJo on pitch, he was on his A-game. He's one of the most gifted artists on the planet, and he showed off his talent and vocal ability with this stellar national anthem performance. Once the multi-platinum recording artist took his signature cowboy hat off, he was off to laying down a phenomenal and spirited "Star Spangled Banner" performance. He perfectly executed every note of the song, as you'll see in the video below: https://twitter.com/WhiskeyRiff/status/1813366267895484538

Cody Johnson Set To Sing National Anthem Ahead Of MLB All-Star Game

Cody Johnson

Cody Johnson gets the honors of singing the "Star Spangled Banner" in his home state. The Texas native will kick the MLB All-Star game off tonight with a rendition of the national anthem at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Johnson's performance will mark the second night in a row that the MLB has trusted a country music artist to sing the "Star Spangled Banner," and I think we all know how night one went. Ingrid Andress sang the national anthem last night shortly before the MLB's Home Run Derby got started, and her performance quickly made the rounds on social media. She's since revealed that she was intoxicated during the performance, and that she intends to check herself into a rehab facility. Needless to say, the bar has been set rather low as far as anthem expectations go, but I can tell you right now that the MLB would have had a hard time finding a better voice to belt out the "Star Spangled Banner" in the state of Texas than Cody Johnson. I've got a feeling that all of the fans in attendance will rave about CoJo's rendition of America's national anthem. https://twitter.com/CMT/status/1813328743731007656 The man oozes Texas, and he definitely fits into the category of "patriotic." Over the weekend, he gave an incredible, impassioned speech about America coming together shortly after the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. Now, Johnson will be able to express his patriotism through song, and the good news is that he's sang the "Star Spangled Banner" ahead of a baseball game before. And it was arguably a bigger deal than the All-Star game, considering he took the field before a critical game 7 of the 2019 World Series in Houston. https://twitter.com/Kuno75/status/1813064611832135725 We should expect a little something like that tonight when CoJo walks out on the field to officially get the MLB All-Star game going.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow May Have Shaved His Head… & Fans Are Devastated

Joe Burrow

Did Joe Burrow really go from long, flowing locks of hair to a buzz cut? The internet and all of its sleuths are currently trying to confirm the hair-cut-heard-round-the-world, and the evidence they've uncovered so far does seem to lean towards the truth being that Joe Burrow cut off his luscious locks. If these photos and videos are legit, Burrow's crazed female fans are going to be absolutely devastated. Joe Burrow's buzz cut was first teased last week by his stylist, Kyle Smith. He shared an apparent text message exchange with someone in his phone named "Joe," who shot over this simple text: "I did it." https://twitter.com/kyleforserious/status/1810926814665265256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1810926814665265256%7Ctwgr%5E13508bb4781ecf7c1f355c1c66d16bdce9767961%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.outkick.com%2Fculture%2Fdid-joe-burrow-shave-his-head That "I did it" is mysterious, but a lot of people think they already know what Burrow meant by it. Videos and photos of an individual that looks a whole lot like the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback sporting a fresh, tight buzz cut have been spread all across social media. This one seems to be the most revealing, possibly showing Joey B walk in the background of a weightlifting session: https://twitter.com/JoeyBClub/status/1813204397041553425 That strut, the height... that's gotta be Joe Burrow, right? Social media is rather comfortable about confirming the news, and have pointed to a couple of screenshots (one being from the video above) to prove that Burrow has left his long haired days behind. This is the second time this offseason that Joe's hair has gone viral, and the only thing that fans can hope is this buzz cut saga is fake like the mullet picture that spread online back in May. https://twitter.com/thenatiking/status/1813292817344495822 Is the NFL prepared for Buzz-Cut-Burrow? The league might be, but I can assure you that fans of the Bengals QB are not. They are currently mourning the loss of Burrow's beautiful hair, and who can blame them? Joe arguably had the best hair in the league, and now he's opted to go without it. Hopefully it doesn't turn out like Samson from the Bible... Here's how all of his fans are reacting:

John Deere Announces They’ll No Longer Fund “Cultural Awareness Parades” After Backlash Over Pride Event Sponsorship & Gender Identity Training

John Deere

Another company backing down. A few weeks ago, Tractor Supply faced public pressure and threats of boycotts after coming under fire over their implementation of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) policies, releasing videos about things like the importance of women voting (which seems pretty unrelated to selling farm supplies), and their funding for pride events and climate change initiatives. The company eventually released a statement announcing that they were ending several of the controversial initiatives and refocusing on their customers and mission, including redirecting funds from “nonbusiness activities” like pride parades and voting campaigns to instead focus on “rural America priorities including ag education, animal welfare and veterans causes.” The chain also announced that they will be ending all DEI initiatives “while still ensuring a respectful environment” and withdrawing carbon emissions goals to instead “focus on our land and water conservation efforts.” https://twitter.com/TractorSupply/status/1806417863885902217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1806417863885902217%7Ctwgr%5E5e315479a2a81162848ac299370a6abb55143f76%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whiskeyriff.com%2F2024%2F06%2F27%2Ftractor-supply-to-stop-sponsoring-pride-parades-eliminate-dei-goals-after-criticism-threats-of-boycotts%2F And now, John Deere is (at least partially) following suit. In recent weeks, conservative influencer Robby Starbuck has been calling out the farm equipment company for what he sees as dangerous policies that are out of line with their customer base, like their training on gender ideology and funding for LGBT pride events. https://twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1810675517248483344 Well it seems that the campaign got John Deere's attention, as the company released a statement today announcing that they would be rolling back these initiatives to focus on values that better align with their mission and customer base. (A novel concept these days, right?) In the memo, the company says that they are "always listening to feedback and looking for opportunities to improve," and that "based on ongoing conversations," they will no longer be participating in or supporting any "external social or cultural awareness parades, festivals, or events." John Deere also says that their Business Resource Groups will no longer focus on diversity initiatives, and will instead focus on things like professional development and recruitment - so stuff that actually helps the business. And they will also be reaffirming that diversity quotas and pronoun identification are not company policy. https://twitter.com/JohnDeere/status/1813318977650847944 It's clear why these companies are trying to respond quickly, after they saw what happened to Bud Light last year in the wake of the PR nightmare from their partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. And many online were quick to praise John Deere for being responsive to customers and working to address their concerns with the company's policies. Although let's be honest, it was all because they didn't want to take the same hit that Bud Light took last year.