Timberlake: Back To Country Roots?

Justin Timberlake got back to his roots during the Nashville, Tennessee, stop of his 20/20 Experience world tour the other night. The “Suit and Tie” singer, originally from Memphis, offered the Bridgestone Arena a surprise rendition of the Garth Brooks smash I’ve Got Friends in Low Places, and he sent the crowd into a joyous uproar when he brought Brooks onstage to sing a raucous 10-minute version of the song with him. But is Timberlake ready to trade in his Tom Ford slacks for Wranglers? Well, it would be a stretch to say that the surprise duet, a well-executed piece of promotion for both him and Brooks, was a clear signal that Timberlake is ready to move beyond pop/R&B into new musical realms. But Timberlake’s flirtation with country music isn’t straight out of left field. Learn more here.

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