As fans know, country music superstar Garth Brooks and fellow country hit-maker Blake Shelton have teamed up on a new track, “Dive Bar.” On Friday night, the pair treated the Boise, ID crowd at Albertsons Stadium with the first-ever live performance of the duet. Shelton then went on to perform a solo acoustic rendition of his multi-week No. 1 single “God’s Country.”
“Garth Brooks, 40,000 fans and me!” Shelton said. “What a hell of a way to perform ‘Dive Bar’ for the first time. Thanks to Garth and everyone for a night I’ll never forget.”
Watch Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton perform “Dive Bar” live below!
Co-written by Mitch Rossell, Bryan Kennedy, and Garth Brooks, “Dive Bar” is taken from his forthcoming studio album FUN and is now playing at country radio! The full song is now available through Amazon Music.
“Blake and I are getting ready to release a duet in the summer,” Brooks explained before the song’s debut. “He was fun. He came to the studio and just did a good old summertime anthem. It’s called ‘Dive Bar’ and it just talks about spending your summers in the dive bars across America, and it’s going to be fun.”
Both Brooks and Shelton are from Oklahoma, “Sometimes I didn’t know if it was me or him, because we’re basically raised around the same area, so it was pretty cool,” Brooks added about the similarities of their vocals.
“Dive Bar” Lyrics
Well turn that bottle up and drink it/ Crank that jukebox up and Hank it / Bartender, pour another round / Here’s to our best bad decisions / Situation no conditions / Oh and memories we all need to drown / So fill your cup / Raise it up / Jump in and join the club / And float this whiskey river reservoir / We’re gonna spend the weekend in the deep end of a dive bar
‘Cause up in here you’re not the only loved and left her lost and lonely one who’s ever swam against the tide / Thinkin’ this is your oasis / It’s the safest of the places / That a broken heart can find to hide / So here’s a toast coast to coast / With a big old adios to wishes wasted on them falling stars / We’re gonna spend the weekend in the deep end of a dive bar
Yeah it’s just jabber after jabber of happy never after / But that’s just the way the story goes / For some bar stool believers / Wear our heart out on our sleevers / Just going where the neon glows
Yeah it’s just jabber after jabber of happy never after / But that’s just the way the story goes / Yeah we’re just never quite belongers / Hanger on-ers way too longers / Just buzzing where the neon glows
Problems, we all got ’em / Let ’em sink down to the bottom / Doesn’t matter who or where you are / We’re gonna spend the weekend in the deep end / The water’s fine, ya’ll so just come on in / To the deep end of a dive bar
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