Tyler Hubbard Had a Pinch Me Moment with Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks has been called many things throughout his successful career, including the GOAT, but he is also known for his generosity.
While Tyler Hubbard hosted Shawn Parr’s Backstage Country he told Shawn about a special moment he shared with Brian Kelley and Brooks.
“Everybody’s got a Garth Brooks story and it’s usually him being extremely generous and, you know, but at one point we did a song with Garth, ‘Friends in Low Places’ and when he did his remake, a rerecording of a lot of his old songs and asking people to do it with him. And so that was a huge honor in general. We recorded the song with him and then for some reason it wasn’t supposed to come out. I can’t remember. But there was a big roadblock and it wasn’t going to happen. So he was bummed. He he stopped by the studio here on Music Row, goes in and and asks for BK, and I, they come get us and say, Garth Brooks is here to see you. So we go outside and Garth Brooks has an enclosed trailer, and he pulls out a jeep and he pulls out an Indian motorcycle and gives BK the jeep and gives me a motorcycle and says, thanks for doing that song with me boys. I’m sorry that it’s not going to be able to come out”.
Hubbard goes on to say stories like this aren’t uncommon and that is the Garth Brooks that everyone talks about. He is one of the most generous men in Nashville according to Hubbard.
“He’s just a big hearted guy and super down to earth and humble and just gracious as can be. And so that was that was one of those special moments where you had to kind of pinch yourself”.
Florida Georgia Line’s version of “Friends in Low Places” did eventually get released, appearing in the boxset Garth Brooks – The Ultimate Collection.