More and more people are expressing their discontent and choosing to distance themselves from Garth Brooks following a surprising revelation he made. The renowned country music legend, beloved by many for his iconic songs and captivating stage presence, is now facing a backlash from country music enthusiasts. The reason behind this growing dissatisfaction is Brooks’ decision to include “every brand of beer,” including Bud Light, in his new Nashville bar, despite the conservative boycott targeting the brand due to its association with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.
At the age of sixty-one, Brooks is currently engrossed in the grand opening of his latest establishment, Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk, situated in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Eager to cater to a diverse range of potential customers, he intends to offer a wide selection of beers, including Bud Light, despite the ongoing conservative push to boycott the brand until it dissociates itself from the transgender icon.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Brooks expressed his desire for his new bar to be a haven of safety, where individuals can interact with respect and camaraderie. He emphasized his intention to serve Bud Light and all other beer brands at his establishment. However, since his conversation with Billboard, some fervent fans have expressed their outrage by declaring their intention to discard his records and abstain from attending his concerts. Their disappointment stems from his decision not to join the conservative boycott against Bud Light following its alignment with the transgender community.
For several months now, Bud Light and its parent company, Anheuser-Busch, have faced criticism from conservatives due to their partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Brooks acknowledged the gravity of the situation and candidly shared his vision for his Nashville bar, saying, “I want it to be the Chick-fil-A of honky-tonks… I want it to be a place you feel safe in; I want it to be a place where you feel like there are manners and people like one another. And yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer. We just are. It’s not our decision to make. Our thing is this: if you are let into this house, love one another. If you’re an a**hole, there are plenty of other places on Lower Broadway.”
Brooks is determined to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all visitors to his Nashville bar. His establishment joins a growing list of artist-owned bars in the city, including John Rich’s Redneck Riviera and Kid Rock’s Big A** Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse. Both of these venues have opted to discontinue selling Bud Light as a means of supporting the conservative boycott against the brand.
Robert Cornicelli, expressing his disappointment with Brooks’ decision, announced that he would no longer be a fan of the country music star due to the inclusion of Bud Light in his Nashville bar. In a tweet, Cornicelli wrote, “Country music star @garthbrooks has no tolerance for Bud Light boycotters, calling them ‘a**holes’ and promising he will serve the beer brand in his new Nashville bar. Now I delete every Garth Brooks song from my collection. NEVER AGAIN, GARTH!”
So, the question remains: Should Garth Brooks join the Bud Light boycott? Share your thoughts and opinions on Facebook and engage in the ongoing discussion.