The song was written by the Nashville songwriters Bud Lee and Dewayne Blackwell; Lee came up with the title one day when they were having lunch with some of their buddies at a restaurant called Tavern on the Row. When the check came, Lee realized he didn't have any money, and said not to worry because "I have friends in low places. I know the cook." (source: The Stories Behind Country Music's All-Time Greatest 100 Songs.)
Phew! This one was also a toughie to get right and took quite a few attempts to get a passing grade from me. As you can quickly tell something happened with my recording and there is a delay between audio and video. Very sorry for that! Not sure what happened or how to fix it, but it was my best attempt and didn't have any more in me!
Friends In Low Places is such a bar room classic. Who doesn't know this banger. As noted in the intro, the Greeks recognized many types of love, among them phileo, or brotherly love (like Philadelphia where my alma mater is). This song is about your buds, chums, pals, friends, comrades, confidants, etc.
Thanks for hosting and thanks so much for the shout-out! I really appreciate all the encouragement I've gotten from you fine SOTU folks!And lastly, Sumiko Courtney's The Script cover of The Man Who Can't Be Moved. Her singing and playing moved me. I've actually gone back and listened to it a handful of times since. If there's one video you watch out of all of this, let it be this one.