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  • In Nashville, the place to go to hear the sounds of Country music, is definitely Broadway
  • A wonderful experience for anyone visiting Music City USA

    • by Been There Done That

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      In Nashville, the place to go to hear the sounds of Country music, is definitely Broadway. The street is lined with tourists, stopping to listen to a street musician, and perhaps drop a few coins in their guitar case. It is a sea of cowboy hats in every color, as everyone is into the vibe of the city. There are several bars and restaurants on the street, but the infamous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge stands out among them all!

      The outside of the building is actually Orchid! There are guys standing in front handing

      out sheets of Orchid paper with information about the place, and they welcome you inside. Upon entering, they are super quick to offer you the libation of your choice. There is a stage just inside the door, with musician’s playing your favorite country tunes. The walls are filled with album covers of artist’s gone by to the present, as well as photos of stars that have visited the bar. There are tables and bar stools spread throughout, and always a few dancers on the floor whooping it up!

      There is also a second ...

      • floor, which has a bar as well. It has a larger dance area and a bigger stage. When weather permits, they can open up a garage door that gives you a view of the Ryman Auditorium behind the band. There has been a recent addition of a small patio added to the back, which is located out a door on the second floor.

        It’s really fun to look at the pictures and feel the history of the place. This is where Hank Williams, Sr., among other stars of the day, would sit

        and wait for their performance at the Ryman (The Grand Old Opry), and go out that door on the second floor and into a side door at the Ryman for their performance. Willie Nelson wrote several songs while sitting at Tootsie’s. Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson. I felt like I was sitting among royalty. The energy of the place is historic. Almost as if this is a shrine to those who gave us country music, and led the path to what it is today. A wonderful experience for anyone visiting Music City USA.

    Phil Dedrick says :

    Hey Yall, I am planning on coming up soon, just wondering what the coverage charge at the door is on Thursday nites. I will be there around 6pm to listen to and chat with Sarah Wilson, her show starts at 7pm. I am a lyricist and she is suppose to be looking at my notebook of lyrics after her show. Also, what is the charge of mix drinks and beer normally there. I was at Tootsies back in the seventies. I am best friends with Ralph Davis, retired from grand ole opry, his son Danny Davis who has played in the grand ole opry for many years, and best friends with Mark Collie. I am from Waynesboro, Tenn. just where those three fellows are from, best regards, Phil Dedrick….
    Been There Done That replies :

    There`s never a cover charge at Tootsie`s. As for the drinks, they run from 4 and up depending on what you order. Good luck and I hope you have a great time
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