AceShowbiz - It's been a long time since country music fans heard Garth Brooks team up with anyone on a song. Now, the 57-year-old singer has enlisted Blake Shelton for a new collaboration titled "Dive Bar". However, the song was only available to listen on radio on Tuesday, June 18 before it becomes available on Amazon Music beginning on Amazon Prime Day, which date is yet to be announced.
Co-written by Brooks, Mitch Rossell and Bryan Kennedy, the summer anthem finds the two country superstars jumping into the deel of the party scene. "It's the safest of the places/ That a broken heart can find to hide/ So here's a toast coast to coast," Brooks and Shelton harmonize in the chorus. "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."
In an interview with Billboard, Brooks said that he decided to join forces with "The Voice" coach after watching his performance of "God's Country" at the ACM Awards in April. "I thought, 'I'm feeling something here that's drawing me right into this television.' So I just reached out to him," he said. "He was so sweet on the phone. The last thing I said was, 'Hey, man, I don't want to put you on the spit, but we got a song that might be a pretty cool duet.' "
"I want to go on record saying I did not think it would sound like this. I didn't know what I was expecting, but I've never heard him sing like that before...we recorded together and it was fun to watch him," he continued. "My biggest shock in all of this is I think I know my voice and I think I know his, but there were several times I looked over at Matt, the enginer, when we were mixing it going, 'It that him or me?' "
"Dive Bar" marks Brooks' first collaboration in 18 years, following his 2001 duet with George Jones "Beer Run".