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Garth Brooks, Justin Timberlake Wow Crowd With Surprise Duo

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In this file photos, Justin Timberlake, left and Garth Brooks. (Youssef Boudlal/Reuters/Landov ; Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 11:28 AM

Country music superstar Garth Brooks joined pop sensation Justin Timberlake on stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena to perform a version of Brook's "Friends in Low Places" that sent a sold out crowd into a frenzy.

Timberlake, a Tennessee native, was performing a show at the arena when he emerged from an intermission and began playing an acoustic version of Brooks' hit song, with the obvious approval of the Nashville audience, according to The Tennessean.

"I mean, this is the country music capital of the world, right?" Timberlake asked the crowd before calling Brooks from just off stage to join him. "Hold on. Now something don't feel right…I mean, if you're going to do this (song)…. Garth?"

Brooks and Timberlake performed a spirited rendition with a partial audience sing-along that was met with a loud cheer of approval from the crowd. The end of the song brought an ovation of nearly a minute from the audience.

"(Brooks) 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," wrote Sterling Whitaker of Taste of Country.com. "Timberlake has made no secret of his fandom for Brooks. He turned up in the front row at Brooks' show at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Dec. 4, and the following night in Oklahoma City, he covered 'Friends in Low Places' at his own concert."

Brooks, showing his appreciation, posted on his Instagram page later: "I saw an ENTERTAINER tonight! @justintimberlake #Justinrcredible."


 

I saw an ENTERTAINER tonight! @justintimberlake #Justinrcredible

A video posted by Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) on


People magazine said that Timberlake, 33, posted the same Instagram and video on his site, saying: "Last one... Just two boys admiring a sold-out crowd in Nashville."

Brooks, 52, has been performing record-breaking sold out shows of his own since coming out of retirement after 17 years to go on tour again, performing with wife and country music star Trisha Yearwood, noted Entertainment Tonight.

"The guy can still sing. He still puts on a killer show," wrote Andrew Lachey of Rolling Stone last week. "Over the years, though, Brooks has also learned how to become an expert salesman, the sort of person who places as much focus on the pitch as the actual product. Let's be honest — he isn't really a man against the machine. Instead, Brooks is a man who bends the machine to his will."


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Country music superstar Garth Brooks joined pop sensation Justin Timberlake on stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena to perform a version of Brook's "Friends in Low Places" that sent a sold out crowd into a frenzy.
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