With the recent release of their latest album, 747, country singers Lady Antebellum took some time to stop by the ever so popular radio program On Air With Ryan Seacrest just yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 8), to perform with Best of Me star James Marsden. Yes, really. The band has a song in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation and invited the actor in to sing with them to a Garth Brooks tune.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that while Marsden was a little hesitant at first, he eased into it after hearing the first few notes of Brooks' famed tune "Friends in Low Places."
Kicking off the segment, host Ryan Seacrest joked, "It's so awesome having you guys in. Best of Me is out on the 17th." He then added, "James, I just know you have this performance bug about you that we've gotta expose to the world."
Looking rather timid, Marsden held back, but Seacrest urged onward, saying, "Roll on over there." And while he was originally going to sit in for a Lady A hit, the band noted that Marsden said he was a Brooks fan, so they opted for "Friends in Low Places."
Check out the video below. The song kicks off at the 0:55 mark, with Searcrest prodding his Best of Me co-star, teasing, "I've never seen you so nervous..."
James Marsden: handsome AND talented!
From the looks of it, even the band was shocked. Lady A singer-guitarist Charles Kelley joked during the segment, "Now I'm just pissed, because he's better than me!"