Chugging beers quickly became the priority over finishing a Garth Brooks classic

By Stephanie Petit
Updated August 29, 2016 11:10 AM
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He may be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but Ashton Kutcher will always be a country boy at heart.

Kutcher celebrated his Iowa roots when he made a surprise appearance during Thomas Rhett‘s set in the actor’s home state on Saturday. Rhett’s performance, part of Back Porch Revival benefitting The Native Fund, was the inaugural show at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

Rhett invited the 38-year-old actor – who founded the charity with former NFL player and Hawkeye Dallas Clark to help their home state – onstage to sing a verse of country legend Garth Brooks’ sing-along favorite “Friends in Low Places.”

“Do the Hawkeyes got my back on this one?” Kutcher asked the crowd as he came onstage. “One verse, one time, Iowa style. Let’s do it.”

Showing love for his hometown, Kutcher even sported a “Farm Strong” Iowa shirt and an Iowa baseball cap for the special occasion.

After the actor nailed some lyrics, the 26-year-old singer handed Kutcher a beer – chugging the drink and crushing the can quickly became the priority over finishing the song. However, Kutcher did belt out one last, “Low places,” while doubled over from his beer.

The two shared a hug as the band played the final chords of the song.

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Kutcher shared a photo from his country debut on Instagram with the caption, “Love you Iowa.”

Other artists who performed at the event included Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Tucker Beathard, Morgan Frazier & David Ray and the Hunter Smith Band.