Young joined Brooks on stage back in April when he played two nights at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Brooks surprised the crowd and sang a duet of his 1992 song, “Papa Loved Mama” with Young.
Young recalled his experience singing with Brooks, telling CMT that the “experience was amazing.”
“The experience [of singing beside Garth Brooks on stage in Nashville] was amazing,” Young said. “Just being on stage with Garth in the first place is awesome.”
“It was funny because I knew he was coming out to sing with me, but the crowd had no idea,” Young continued. “It’s his crowd. So, I started the song, and everybody kind of gave me like a little side eye. They’re like, ’what the hell is this guy doing?’ and then when Garth ran on stage, they just lost their mind. It was just a really special moment.”
Following the performance, Young shared a clip of he and Brooks’ duet on Instagram, labeling the experience as a “career moment for sure,” and tagging Brooks in the post.
In a subsequent post, Young shared a photo of he and Brooks hugging on stage, writing, “Never knew I would actually have ‘Friends In Low Places,'” referencing one of Brooks’ most popular songs.
Brooks responded, commenting, “Great to have ‘Famous Friends’ like you,” giving a nod to Young’s song with Kane Brown from his album of the same name. “Thanks for coming out to celebrate the best family on the planet @opry! love, g,” he added.
The shows Brooks performed in Nashville at Nissan Stadium were re-scheduled from last summer due to severe weather conditions.
Brooks is currently still performing on his stadium tour, with a handful of U.S. dates remaining before he stops by Canada and wraps things up in Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland on Sep. 17.
Meanwhile, Young is gearing up to release the deluxe edition of his album, Famous Friends, which is due out on Jun. 3.
The deluxe edition of the album includes a variety of collaborations from the standard edition of Famous Friends, such as the title track with Kane Brown and “Town Ain’t Big Enough” with Lauren Alaina as well as six new tracks. Among the new tracks featured on the deluxe edition is Young’s collaboration with Old Dominion called, “Everybody Needs A Song.”
Young’s song with Old Dominion is available for fans to listen to now.