Garth Brooks weighed in on serving Bud Light at his new bar in Nashville and made it clear that he was going to “serve every brand of beer” and that if people don’t like that, “there are plenty of other places” they can go.
During the 61-year-old singer’s appearance on Billboard’s Country Live in Conversation, the country music star talked about his new bar “Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk.”
He appeared to take a shot at other bar owners like Kid Rock and John Rich on the famed Broadway strip who have supported the boycott of Bud Light following a partnership with trans-identifying activist Dylan Mulvaney.
“Yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer,” Brooks said. “We just are. It’s not our decision to make.”
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“If you come into this house, love one another,” he added. “If you’re an a**hole, there are plenty of other places on lower Broadway.”
“In my existence, one a**hole can turn the whole tide down there,” Brooks continued. “My thing is, let’s create a place that you feel safe in.”
Brooks also said he wanted make his bar a place where a person can “feel good” and “safe.”
“I want the Chick-fil-A of honky tonks,” the “Thunder Rolls” hitmaker said. “I want a place you go in where you feel good, you feel safe. Everybody’s got good manners.”
“I’m hoping that there’s right when you walk in it’s a ‘Love Everybody’ stated right there,” he added. “That’s what it’s about, right? So I want a place that’s just safe. That feels good.”
Rich previously said that said “cases and cases” of Bud Light were piling up at his Nashville bar after Anheuser-Busch’s partnership with Mulvaney.
“I think the customers decide. Customers are king,” Rich said. “Our number one selling beer up until a few days ago was, guess what? Bud Light. That was the number one beer. We got cases and cases and cases of it sitting back there.”
“But in the past several days, you’re hard-pressed to find anyone ordering one,” he added. “So as a business owner, I go, ‘Hey, if you aren’t ordering it, we got to put something else in here.’ At the end of the day, that’s capitalism. … That’s how it works.”
The “Amazed” hitmaker previously made headlines when he joined fellow musicians like Travis Tritt and Rock in boycotting the brand over the Mulvaney partnership.