Garth Brooks is planning a Lower Broadway bar
Country music icon Garth Brooks is heading to Lower Broadway.
Driving the news: Brooks is opening a honky-tonk in the heart of the downtown entertainment district inside the building at 411 Broadway he bought in December.
- The former home of the Downtown Sporting Club sold for $47.9 million, per the Nashville Business Journal.
- The building is three stories tall and more than 40,000 square feet, according to Tuesday's announcement.
The big picture: Brooks is the latest hitmaker to plant their flag on Lower Broadway, though few can rival his contributions to the catalog of classic country drinking songs.
- Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean are among the acts with bars downtown.
Between the lines: Brooks is working with Strategic Hospitality, the restaurant group behind Downtown Sporting Club, to "execute his vision," per the statement.
What he's saying: "The goal is a classic honky-tonk that welcomes all and encourages love and kindness while playing the greatest music in the world in the home of Country Music!" Brooks said in the statement.
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