What’s the first image you see when you picture a honky-tonk?
During a press conference April 15, the country superstar outlined his vision for his new bar and restaurant at Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tenn.
“I want the Chick-fil-A of honky-tonks,” Brooks said. “I want a place where you go, where you feel good, feel safe and everybody’s got good manners.”
At the beginning of the month, Brooks, one of the best-selling artists in the world, announced his plans to build a three-story “entertainment concept” at the former Paradise Park location in the home of country music.
He added he hopes the venue will be “a house of love,” welcoming music lovers of all kinds, but country music will remain at the heart of the bar and restaurant.
“I’d love it to just be a classic honky-tonk,” he explained. “I’m hoping [it’s] a thumping place that always looks like there’s something crazy going on in there. When you walk in, I hope it’s country music that you hear.”
An opening date and official name for the venue have yet to be announced.