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Justin Timberlake Stops Band Mid-Concert. Calls Garth Brooks Out For Surprise Duet.

Some musicians are meant to sing in quiet venues with an intimate crowd. After all, playing to a stadium packed with thousands of fans expecting an epic show is no easy task. Then again, some musicians make it look like a piece of cake.

Justin Timberlake is one of those performers. Perhaps it’s because he’s been singing since he was eight, but one could argue he’s just got that “It” factor. Evidence of this can be found at any of his shows, but a 2014 performance on his 20/20 Experience World Tour in Nashville is especially demonstrative.

Though Timberlake is known for his mastery of the pop music genre, it only made sense for him to sing a country classic in the “Country Music Capital of the World.”


He begins singing “Friends In Low Places,” and the audience immediately goes nuts. Even his band and backup singers seem to be excited!


But after just one verse and the chorus, Timberlake breaks in saying “Hold on, hold on…” stopping the band.


He complains that “Somethin’ don’t feel right, Nashville.” He goes on to say, “I mean if you’re gonna do this here…” and then he summons the original songwriter – “Garth?”

The crowd officially loses it when Garth Brooks walks out on stage.


When the duo starts singing together, it isn’t long before the stadium loses its collective mind.

Not only does everyone sing along with all of the words, Timberlake and Brooks are able to hype them up, eliciting roaring cheers at every chord.

Watch the performance below – it’s truly a delight to see.

And don’t forget to share this today to spread some smiles. Tell us in the comments: Who do you like better, Brooks or Timberlake?

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