In a move that should have surprised absolutely no one, Justin Timberlake brought Garth Brooks onstage with him on Friday (Dec. 19) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Let’s go back in time for a second.
Timberlake has been a fan of Brooks since he was a little kid. Remember the video that surfaced a month ago of a little pre-teen Timberlake singing Brooks’ 1991 hit “Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House”? You’re welcome for that.
Then there was the Dec. 4 Brooks show in St. Louis that Timberlake attended, like a normal person, sitting in the crowd and singing along and tweeting about it later. He called Brooks one of his idols and a master of his craft.
So the fact that Brooks joined Timberlake onstage on Friday was an absolute no-brainer.
I wasn’t there, but The Tennessean reported that after an intermission, Timberlake started in on the “Friends in Low Places” intro, because, he said, “I mean, this is the country music capital of the world, right?”
Then he stopped for a second and said, “Hold on. Now something don’t feel right. … I mean, if you’re going to do this … Garth?”
Brooks stepped out and the two superstars went on to sing the song together. Brooks even pulled out his phone to film the duet.
And because he has become obsessed with social media, he shared that video on Instagram. He captioned it, “I saw an ENTERTAINER tonight!” He hashtagged it, perfectly, #Justincredible.