Ashton Kutcher may not be known for his singing, but that didn’t stop him from taking a turn at the mic during Thomas Rhett’s performance of Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places” for fundraising event the Back Porch Revival in Iowa City, Iowa. The multi-artist concert, held August 27th at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, was a benefit for the Native Fund – “Iowans Helping Iowans,” a charity Kutcher founded with former NFL player and Hawkeye Dallas Clark to do work in their home state.
In the video compilation above, Rhett pauses just before the live-only third verse to see if anyone knows the lyrics. “Y’all think Ashton Kutcher knows the words to the third verse?” he says, as Kutcher makes his way to the stage. “Do the Hawkeyes got my back on this one?” Kutcher asks, handling the verse mostly on his own. By the chorus, the two are chugging beers, with Kutcher encouraging Rhett through his chug like a senior fraternity brother to a young pledge.
“This is what’s so special about Iowa, when you ask people to support each other, they do,” Kutcher tells Rolling Stone Country via his rep. “I’m hoping this is the first of many events to support the Native Fund – ‘Iowans Helping Iowans.'”
Additional performers at the Back Porch Revival included Blake Shelton, Big & Rich and Tucker Beathard.