Garth Brooks performs “Friends in Low Places” Live Video On Hee Haw 1991.

Arrived at number one of the US country charts, on October 6, 1990, was 4 weeks in a row in the number one from October 6 to October 26, 1990. Won the awards of the Academy of Country Music and the Association of Country Music for 1990 Single of the Year.The album a total success, obtained 10 records of platinum.

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“Friends in Low Places”

Single cover Garth Brooks ( Capitol 1990)
Single cover Garth Brooks ( Capitol 1990)

Song written by Earl Bud Lee & Dewayne Blackwell, was recorded by Garth Brooks in July 1990, for the seal Capitol, sent the 6 of August 1990, with the production of Allen Reynolds. Arrived at number one of the US country charts, on October 6, 1990, was 4 weeks in a row in the number one from October 6 to October 26, 1990. The song would be included on the album, No Fences (Capitol 1990), the second work of Garth Brooks. The song, won the awards of the Academy of Country Music and the Association of Country Music for 1990 Single of the Year.The album a total success, obtained 10 records of platinum, more than 10 million sales in the USA, and a

total of more than 23 million in all the world.

Before Garth the song was recorded by David Chamberlain, for the Country International Records label in 1989.

Earl Bud Lee and Dewayne Blackwell wrote the song in 1989, and they gave a demo to Garth Brooks, that those moments he released his first album, Garth Brooks (Capitol 1989), Garth fell in love with the song, which officially recorded the following year, for your second job.

Cd cover Garth Brooks ( Capitol 1990 )
Cd cover Garth Brooks ( Capitol 1990 )

According to Earl Bud Lee, the idea for the song was born when he and some of his fellow songwriters met for lunch one day at Tavern on the Row, a popular restaurant in Nashville. When the check arrived, Lee realized he had forgotten his money. They asked her how she was going to pay for the food and she replied: “Do not worry, I have friends in low places, I know the cook”. Lee and his composition partner, Dewayne Blackwell, recognized immediately. that the line “friends in low places” had the potential to write a song. A few months later, Lee and Blackwell were at a party, celebrating a recent success number one from another composer. They began to talk about the idea of “friends in low places” and “at that very moment, everything began to unite in a song”. They wrote the song on paper napkins. When composers polished “Friends in Low Places,” they contacted Garth Brooks to see if he recorded a demo for them.

Single David Chamberlain ( CIR 1989 )
Single David Chamberlain ( CIR 1989 )

Versions:

David Chamberlain 1989 (Country International Records)
Garth Brooks 1990 (Capitol)
Mark Chesnutt 1990 (MCA)
The Bayou Pickers 1995 (Intersound Country)
Henry Smith 2005 (Diamondroads)
Dennis Caplinger 2007 (CMH Records)

… and some more.

Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Blame it all on my roots
I showed up in boots
And ruined your black tie affair
The last one to know
The last one to show
I was the last one
You thought you’d see there
And I saw the surprise
And the fear in his eyes
When I took his glass of champagne
And I toasted you
Said, honey, we may be through
But you’ll never hear me complain

[Chorus]
‘Cause I’ve got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I’ll be okay
I’m not big on social graces
Think I’ll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I’ve got friends in low places

[Verse 2]
Well, I guess I was wrong
I just don’t belong
But then, I’ve been there before
Everything’s all right
I’ll just say goodnight
And I’ll show myself to the door
Hey, I didn’t mean
To cause a big scene
Just give me an hour and then
Well, I’ll be as high
As that ivory tower
That you’re livin’ in

[Chorus]
‘Cause I’ve got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I’ll be okay
I’m not big on social graces
Think I’ll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I’ve got friends in low places

‘Cause I got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I’ll be okay
Well, I’m not big on social graces
Think I’ll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I got friends in low places

‘Cause I got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I’ll be okay
Well, I’m not big on social graces
Think I’ll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I got friends in low places

‘Cause I got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I’ll be okay
Well, I’m not big on social graces
Think I’ll slip on down to

Single Garth Brooks ( Capitol 1990 )
Single Garth Brooks ( Capitol 1990 )

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