13 July, 2017Print
Alan Jackson's AJ's Good Time Bar Four-Floor Honky Tonk Now OpenOnly artist-owned establishment on Broadway offers wall-to-wall memorabilia from Jackson's personal collection
Country music superstar and 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson has officially opened all four floors - including the rooftop - of AJ's Good Time Bar, the first and only completely artist-owned establishment on Broadway in Nashville. Filled floor-to-ceiling with items from Jackson's own collection of career and personal memorabilia, the honky-tonk offers locals, fans and visitors an unparalleled experience, including a drink menu highlighted by "Alan's Drink" - Jack and Water, which is Alan's own beverage of choice.
Each of the four floors vary in "personality," showcasing Jackson's various interests and hobbies. "AJ's Honky Tonk" is the first floor and prominently features live country music, while the second floor is known as the "GT Bar," offering a sports and car-themed atmosphere, 12 big screen televisions and live, acoustic music. The "Hullbilly Bar" on the third floor is proving to be one of the venue's biggest draws - it's modeled after Jackson's own Merritt Sportfish boat "Hullbilly," seen in his "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" and "Long Way to Go" music videos. The third level's stage features karaoke and live music, as well. The rooftop "Star Bar" caps AJ's Good Time Bar, providing views of the historic Ryman Auditorium, Broadway, Nissan Stadium and all of downtown Music City.
"I always wanted to own a honky-tonk that plays real country music on Broadway that I could put my name on," says Jackson. He purchased the building in August of 2016, opened the first two floors in October of 2016, and after intense renovations, opened the third floor and rooftop in May 2017.
The four-story entertainment mecca sits proudly near the corner of 4th Avenue and lower Broadway in the heart of Nashville - a stretch of road commonly called the "Honky Tonk Highway," just like Jackson's 2017 tour. Following the Honky Tonk Highway Tour's sold-out stop at the city's Ascend Amphitheater in May, Jackson and his eight-piece band made a surprise appearance on the first floor's "AJ's Honky Tonk" stage ... and, as sole owner and visionary behind the venue, he's known to make appearances at AJ's during the week and when not on the road. Jackson is also a majority owner in ACME Feed & Seed, located just blocks away at 1st Avenue and Broadway.
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Just announced as an inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson's membership among country music's all-time greats is the latest in a long line of career-defining accolades that include three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, more than 25 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a 2016 Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAP's first 100 years. The man from rural Newnan, Ga. has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles - registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards - including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of GRAMMYs and ASCAP's Founders and Golden Note Awards. Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who've written more than 20 songs that they've recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.
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