Justin Timberlake Brought Out A Country Icon During His Hometown Concert In Nashville

With friends like these, who needs exes??

Garth Brooks, the reigning country king of the '90s attempted a return to music this year after an incredibly long hiatus, and it looks like he's going to fit into the internet age just fine! On Friday in Nashville, he showed up at Justin Timberlake's hometown concert to add a little country to the pop star's performance.

Timberlake is well-known for his ties to Nashville—especially given he's been touring with his band, aptly named The Tennessee Kids—and along with a lot of kids who grew up in the '90s, Brooks has obviously been one of Justin's idols for a long time.

Earlier this month he posted an Instagram of the two of them, calling Garth a "master."

JT launches into the opening lines of Garth's iconic kiss-off break-up song "Friends In Low Places," and since he's in Nashville, the entire arena knows alllll the words. But their screams when they realize Garth is actually coming out to join Justin in singing the song is almost beyond comprehension.

Watch the unlikely but joyous collaboration below—Justin even manages to coax third verse out of Garth:

And since it's 2014, wawtch the Instagram video that Garth shot from the stage:

Justin posted a picture of them performing together too:

This must be the final, definitive proof that country music has crossed over into pop, right?

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