Garth Brooks Explains Why His New Nashville Bar Will Serve Bud Light

Garth Brooks has always been coy about his beliefs, but it is not difficult to see where he stands. The country superstar performed at Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration. In 2017, he was asked to perform at Donald Trump's event, he said he was too busy. But in 2021, he sang Amazing Grace when Joe Biden was inaugurated. 

The country music legend has long been a supporter of LGBTQ rights. Back in 1992, his song We Shall Be Free included the line, "When we're free to love anyone we choose (We shall be free)." 

Brooks is soon to open the Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk in Nashville. During a discussion with Billboard Country Live, he remarked:

"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 asshole, there are plenty of other places on lower Broadway"

Of course, Brooks did not name names, but Kid Rock and John Rich also own businesses in the same area. Both of their bars have stopped serving Bud Light.