NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Male Country Music artists have embraced Nashville's popularity by opening bars in downtown with their names attached.
Blake Shelton's Ole Red, Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row, John Rich's Redneck Riviera, Jason Aldeans Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, FGL House, AJ's Good Time Bar, and others have opened downtown, allowing Country Music fans to visit bars that feature their favorite artists.
"I think it's really cool to see so many famous people and their names on places like this," Hannah Wright, a Country Music fan visiting Nashville, said.
But for many, something's missing: Female Country Music artists.
The lack of female Country Music artists having a stake in honky-tonks was raised by Maren Morris on Twitter.
There are so many dude artists opening bars downtown. When I’m rich, I’m seriously opening one called My Church. All we’ll serve is wine, @RyanHurd is gonna grow his hair back out and be the bartender, and it’ll be on Church street. You’re welcome. 🍷💒— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) June 11, 2018
"My Church" is one of Maren Morris' biggest hits that put her on the map.
The idea got Country Music fans, and other artists talking. Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland chimed in.
Well, I too am opening one. Next door to yours. Naming it “Raise the Bar HIGH”, from our Sugarland song “Settling”. It will be a pot bar. (Get it? High?) And we will making a killing off food/munchies. https://t.co/JocPvNOyYo— Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) June 11, 2018
Fans have suggested that Dolly Parton, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, and many others get in on the action down on Broadway, saying they wouldn't think twice before visiting one of their establishments.
NewsChannel 5's Jesse Knutson has suggested that if Carrie Underwood opened a bar downtown, she could do it alongside her husband, former Predators captain Mike Fisher, and they could make it the premiere spot to watch Predators games outside of Bridgestone Arena.
Jesse also suggested that Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks could open one together, with Garth focusing on the bar, and Trisha taking her cooking experience to create a special menu and restaurant for visitors to enjoy.