Watch Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton Perform ‘Dive Bar’ For The First Time Ever

Country superstars Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton shared the stage to perform their duet, “Dive Bar,” for the first time…

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 22, 2019

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Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton; Photo via Instagram

Country superstars Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton shared the stage to perform their duet, “Dive Bar,” for the first time ever over the weekend.

Taking the stage in front of a sold-out crowd of 40,000+ at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID, the pair seemed to have a blast together while performing the hit song.

“I was singing with Garth Brooks! I’m freaking out,” Shelton confessed after they wrapped up the song, according to Variety.

Because the performance was taped to use as a live music video for “Dive Bar,” Brooks and Shelton were asked to do it all again.

“Are you telling me I sucked?” Shelton asked.

Before they sang “Dive Bar” again, Brooks had a small request for Shelton.

“Instead of doing this back-to-back … this is the coolest crowd you will ever play” for, Brooks declared. “Your ‘God’s Country’ has been No. 1 for two weeks. Would you mind playing the song? Is that cool?”

Shelton obliged and delivered an acoustic performance of “God’s Country” before they ran through “Dive Bar” once again.

Filming the video at Albertsons Stadium wasn’t the pair’s first choice, but it became their only choice once they compared schedules.

“He’s the nicest guy on the planet … but the busiest guy on the planet,” Brooks reportedly told press before the show. “We were trying to get it done somewhere else.”

“Dive Bar” is from Garth Brooks’ forthcoming studio album, FUN. The song is currently inside the top 30 at country radio. To celebrate the single, Brooks is in the midst of a seven-city Dive Bar Tour. More info on that HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.