Posty, you see me?

It’s no big secret, 21.5M followers on Insta and with at least 35 hits topping charts, 24-year-old Post Malone crosses and bends every musical genre and demographic. Say what? His phone number is 817-270-6440 and btw, he chooses to live in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. From reliable sources (my kid’s FB) he’s been spotted stopping by WinCo in South Salt Lake, not once, but several times. No, I have no idea what he buys there.

After texting Post Malone, we received messages and were invited to a virtual LIVE concert (a tribute to Nirvana) from his Utah home, this Friday, April 24, 2020. We’re going, you should too.

“Always Tired”—are the words tattooed on his face. So yeah, those texts you’ve been getting aren’t “real.” It wouldn’t be humanly possible for a full-time staff to take on all the texts and responses needed to do that—it’s from technology-generated bots—but still, most of us don’t care. Why?

21.5M followers on IG take Post Malone to a platinum influencer level.

Cause there’s a lot of hopelessness and confusion out there. And, especially for the youth, many or all who had their end-of-the-school-year goals and dreams dashed completely because of the COVID-19 quarantine. His reaching out is just about the brightest spot that could ever happen for them. But does Post Malone actually care? Let’s say it: He does.

At least that’s what my 17-year-old Naomi and junior at Highland High, solidly believes, and I do too.

Keep it up, Posty, we all need a hero just like you.

Fun Posty Facts:

Born: July 4, 1995 (24 years) Syracuse, NY, Full name: Austin Richard

Update 4/27/2020: Post Malone’s Nirvana Tribute (below) raised over $4.2 for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. ( will match $2 for every $1 up to $5M)

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Jen Hill
Jen Hill
Former Salt Lake Magazine Associate Editor Jen Hill is a SLC transplant from Bloomington, Ind. As a blogger and feature writer, Jen follows the pulse of the community with interests in urban agriculture, business, fitness & beauty and anything that allows her to get out of the office and into the mountains.

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