Justin Timberlake surprised fans in Nashville by bringing country music icon Garth Brooks on stage to sing one of his most famous songs.
Timberlake is a huge fan of Brooks and has shared tons of praise for the country music singer over the years. But this is a first for the two artists. According to Taste of Country, Timberlake was performing in Nashville on Friday night and treated the crowd to a rendition of "Friends in Low Places." That's pretty cool itself, but then Timberlake went ahead and blew everyone's goddamn minds:
Partway through the song [at about 2:00], he stopped and said, "Hold on, now something don't feel right, something don't feel right, Nashville."
He then added, "I mean, if you're going to do this — Garth?"
Brooks then entered the stage to the screams of the fans, picking up the second verse as the packed arena went wild. He also led the crowd in a singalong of the song's "lost" verse, which was not featured on the recording, but he sings at his live shows.
Check out this extreme close-up of the two in this clip from Brooks' Instagram page:
Even people who unflinchingly hate country music have a soft spot for "Friends in Low Places." It's just one of those songs that's fun to drink beer and sway along with your drunk friends to. I'm just surprised that Timberlake didn't cry this time.