The song and the No Fences reissue the track is set to appear, set for November, are on hold due to publishing disputes with the songwriters. Billboard has more.
Garth Brooks has recruited some new friends for an updated recording of “Friends In Low Places,” according to Billboard.
The publication reports that Brooks is celebrating the song’s silver anniversary by recruiting George Strait, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban for the song’s 25th birthday.
The unnamed source also claims the song’s famous, but mysterious third verse will also be featured in the recording. Previously, the third verse has only been heard live and included on 1998’s Double Live.
Brooks’ camp has declined to comment on the matter so there’s no confirmation, but Brooks did hint at the news during an August 19th interview on SiriusXM’s The Highway when host Storme Warren asked Brooks what he’s been doing during his tour hiatus.
“I’ve been revisiting old friends and making new friends,” the singer quipped.
No word on what plans Brooks has for the potential recording or if will appear on an upcoming album expected this year, but Brooks will surely earn a new fan base with an all star version featuring three of the format’s current biggest stars.
Brooks resumes his tour September 17th in Dallas, so perhaps he will make an announcement around this time. Brooks tends to hold pre-concert press conferences with local media before the first concert in each city the tour stops.
“Friends In Low Places” appears on Brooks’ sophomore, No Fences, album released in August 1990. Billboard reports that the album has sold nine million copies since SoundScan began tracking record sales in 1991. The album has been certified 17 times platinum by the RIAA.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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