Chesapeake’s Dan Marshall Sings “Friends in Low Places” on American Idol {WATCH}

Chesapeake native and former Virginia Tech football player Dan Marshall took the American Idol stage on Sunday, April 17th to perform a Garth Brooks classic.

Dan belted out “Friends in Low Places” while playing guitar and won over judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

Following his performance, Richie commented, ‘“You know Dan, I’m going to just give a quick critique. I want free tickets and backstage passes. Truth of the matter is, you can take this act right here and go straight on the road immediately. That’s as good as it gets.”

While Luke raved, “I think in previous rounds, you may have missed the mark on a song choice here or there. This thing is a fourth-quarter football battle making it through on American Idol. Then you come along, and you pick the right song that really showcases where you’re going to evolve as an artist. Good job on upping your game.”

Watch Dan’s performance below.