“We were in the same studio at the same time,” Pharrell told ET’s Sophie Schillaci on the CMT Music Awards red carpet on Wednesday. “So we had Justin in one room. Little Big Town in another room. Quite naturally, people are going to visit each other and Justin ended up singing on one of the songs.” “He sang background [vocals] on ‘C’mon,’” the 43-year-old music producer disclosed. “It was like the old days when artists used to hang out in the studio and you might hop in and listen to somebody’s song,” Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild said of the impromptu session.
“He came down and listened to what we were doing. He was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what if I sang this?’” Fairchild continued. “It was very fun and he’s a Tennessee boy. Obviously they [Timberlake and Pharrell] have a deep friendship for many years, so it was really cool.” “It was a Southern party!” guitarist Phillip Sweet added, with Pharrell chiming in: “It was the South getting together.” In March, Timberlake and Pharrell reunited in the studio to potentially create some new music. “Currently…,” Timberlake captioned a black-and-white snap of the longtime collaborators in the middle of a session.