August 6 should really be a holiday. On this great day in 1990, Garth Brooks released the now famous, “Friends in Low Places.” The song spent 4 weeks at the top of the country charts and also won both the ACM and CMA Award for Single of the Year.
Now, 28 years later, the song is more popular than ever.
It’s impossible to not hear it being covered at some country concert, festival or your local bar. Heck, even Justin Timberlake covered it at his concert in Nashville. Fans young and old know every word, from the opening few measures to the not so secret third verse.
This song changed the entire trajectory of Brooks’ career and he would change the entire country music scene. Thank goodness he did. So Happy August 6th everybody! May we all have Friends in Low Places.