Garth Brooks Remaking ‘Friends in Low Places’ With George Strait, Keith Urban and More
Garth Brooks' mega hit "Friends in Low Places" was released 25 years ago in August 1990, and it appears the superstar is doing something really special with the song, pulling in other artists like George Strait and Keith Urban for a re-recorded version.
To commemorate the song's 25th birthday, a source tells Billboard, Brooks nabbed Strait, Urban, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line -- friends in high places, if you will -- to re-imagine "Friends in Low Places."
While not yet confirmed, Billboard reports the new version may include the third verse. It's not included on the original release, but is featured on Brooks' 1998 Double Live album. The singer added the verse in 1991 during live performances, and while it's similar to the second verse, it ends with "Just wait til I finish this glass / Then sweet little lady, I'll head back to the bar / And you can kiss my a--."
"Friends in Low Places" was named Single of the Year at the CMA and ACM Awards and spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs.
The song's remake may explain what he told SiriusXM's The Highway mid-August, while talking about his tour hiatus. “I’ve been revisiting old friends and making new friends,” he said.
The singer's World Tour, which also features his wife Trisha Yearwood, wrapped up in mid-July and the second leg kicks off in Dallas, Texas, in mid-September with seven shows at Dallas' American Airlines Arena. He announced on Wednesday (Sept. 2) that he'll be performing in Phoenix for the first time in 19 years.
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