Garth Brooks can’t wait for his Friends in Low Places bar and restaurant in downtown Nashville to open. The Grand Ole Opry member is sharing details of his new venue, located at 411 Broadway, although an official opening date has yet to be announced.
“The first floor is just, bring your helmet,” Brooks said with a laugh, on his weekly Inside Studio G Facebook series. “It’s going to be crazy. The second floor gives you a little break from it, but it’s still right in your face. The third floor is just going to be Trisha Yearwood classic cool. That’s going to be where all the best food is. That’s going to be where everything is. But the fourth floor, The Oasis, up on top, that’s gonna be where the party’s at. This should be fun.”
It was someone watching Brooks’ Inside Studio G series that gave him the idea to open his own place downtown, joining the ranks of Dierks Bentley, John Rich, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and more, But the Oklahoma native says that Friends in Low Places will be different from many of the other downtown bars and venues.
“Friends In Low Places will be the Chick-Fil-A of honky-tonks,” Brooks predicted (via The Tennessean). “I want a thumping, crazy place where people feel good — but they’re also safe, loved, comfortable, and are treated well with good manners.”
Brooks recently launched his The BIG 615 radio station, available exclusively on Brooks’ own SEVENS Radio Network, on TuneIn.
“I believe that country music listeners want to hear the latest from George Strait followed by the latest from Luke Combs,” Brooks said of the new radio station. “The latest from Ashley McBryde followed by the latest from The Chicks.”
“The BIG 615 station is purely for the love of country music,” he continued. “We lean a bit more traditional at The BIG 615. We are proud of how the station sounds and want the entire world to hear what we think is the greatest format of all…country music.”
In addition to launching his own Friends in Low Places bar, Brooks is also spending time in Las Vegas, as part of his Garth Brooks/Plus ONE residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
“I plan on being here till they throw me out, so we’ll see how long that is,” Brooks told Good Morning America, adding that he knows that his show, which has a different set list each night and bans cell phones, could be perceived as a risk to some.
“I’m hoping they get something here that they can’t get anywhere else,” Brooks said. “I think it’s a laboratory, because it’s a no phone, no video policy, which makes me go, ‘Here’s a song I was working on today.’”
Brooks will also perform at the inaugural Sugar Bowl, along with Lainey Wilson and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The event will be held on Saturday, September 2, at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. Keep track of all of Brooks’ music and upcoming shows at GarthBrooks.com.