Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard were “blown away” when they got an email from Garth Brooks asking them to sing on a new version of “Friends in Low Places.” Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and George Strait also join Garth on the re-recorded version in celebration of the song’s 25th anniversary.
Brian tells ABC Radio, “I mean, literally, we had to check our email about a hundred times a day to make sure that was real. It’s a dream come true.”
Brian goes on to explain that he and Tyler really look up to Garth as an inspiration on how to run both their careers and their personal lives. Unfortunately, they didn’t get to record the song in the studio with Garth.
Tyler says, “I think we’re all so busy we did it individually and kind of just whenever we could get in the studio. So, we’re anxious to hear the mix. We haven’t even heard it yet. We’re anxious to see how it all comes together.”
Since they only recorded their individual part, FGL doesn’t know whether or not Garth is including the third verse of “Friends in Low Places” like he does in his live shows.
Tyler adds, “I bet Garth’ll sing the third verse.”
We’ll keep you posted when Garth announces details about the release of the new version of “Friends in Low Places,” if the song even comes out at all. It seems Garth had planned to include the new version on a re-release of his 1990 album, No Fences, but Billboard reports that release is now on hold due to a disagreement between Garth and the publisher of “Friends in Low Places.”
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