Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton made the live debut of their new duet “Dive Bar” during a concert at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University in Idaho on Friday night (July 19). The feel-good track is Brooks’ latest single but far from the only duet he’s had.
In honor of the news, Billboard scoured the Internet to find Brooks’ five most memorable collaborations.
Justin Timberlake Sings “Friends in Low Places” with Brooks
“I mean this is the country music capital of the world, right?” Timberlake said ahead of Brooks joining him on stage at his concert in Nashville, Tenn. in 2014. With the memorable guitar intro to “Friends in Low Places,” JT kicked off the first verse and chorus to a screaming audience before Brooks made his surprise appearance after the Tennessee native admitted that the song just didn’t feel right without him.
Yearwood and Brooks are #relationshipgoals on “Where Your Road Leads”
The love between Yearwood and Brooks at times seems that of a fairytale and during this early performance clip of the couple, that love comes vividly to life. As Yearwood sang lead on the stunning ballad of a lifelong love, Brooks added harmonies. All the while, throughout their performance he stared intently at Ms. Yearwood with an obvious respect and love that jumps off the stage.
Jason Aldean Surprises CRS 2018 with Brooks collaboration
Brooks surprised music industry professionals attending the 2018 Country Radio Seminar when he joined in on Aldean’s headlining set at Nashville’s Omni Hotel. The country veteran kicked off Aldean’s 2010 hit “My Kinda Party” by making it his own with a spirited performance before the two segued into Brooks’ fan favorite “Friends in Low Places.”
You guys. I was at a country music conference where @jasonaldean was playing. I’ve literally seen him at @stagecoach with tens of thousands of people. And here he was playing a ballroom for maybe 200? And then! And then! Out came @garthbrooks !!! What!! It was incredible! They sang this song together. And then they sang Friends In Low Places, but my battery only had 1% left. It was something I will always remember. Good surprises are the best and I can officially say I’ve seen Garth Brooks play now. It was absolutely amazing and I felt like a wide-eyed grateful kid. . . . #garthbrooks #jasonaldean #crs #crs2018 #nashvillegram #nashville #musiccity #nashvillemusic #countrymusic #ilovecountrymusic
Chris Pratt joins Brooks during 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards
Actor Chris Pratt is a well-known country fan, having previously joined the stage with Chris Stapleton and being spotted singing in Nashville’s honky tonks on Lower Broadway. Earlier this year, Brooks pulled him on stage during his performance at the iHeart Radio Music Awards where the two friends energized the audience with an engaging performance of “Friends in Low Places.”
Keith Urban assists on guitar during “Friends in Low Places”
During the ACM Lifting Lives Gala in Nashville several years ago, Brooks was backed by Urban as he performed “Friends in Low Places.” While Urban mostly stayed in the background providing harmonies and guitar accompaniment, even Brooks couldn’t deny his shredding skills. With his phone in his hand for part of the song, Brooks filmed Urban during a guitar solo, making for a memorable moment for both himself and the audience.