"Friends in Low Places" gets new version
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
– "Friends in Low Places" will get a new reading from Garth Brooks with a little help from some friends.
The 25th anniversary of one of Brooks' signature songs will appear on his Target-only release "Garth Brooks The Ultimate Collection."
"I can't believe how many people have been talking about this," Brooks said from Studio G on Monday, where he hosts a regular online event for his fans via Facebook.
George Strait, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line will sing on the new version.
The box set also will contain the limited first edition of his upcoming disc "Gunslinger." "For all of you people who collect all the first edition," Brooks said that was the place to get it.
"Gunslinger" will drop Nov. 25. Brooks is also releasing a Christmas disc, "Christmas Together," with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, on Nov. 11.
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