Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Celebrates 59th Birthday With Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice  & More [Photo Gallery]

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Celebrates 59th Birthday With Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice & More [Photo Gallery]

Nashville’s legendary watering hole, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, celebrated its 59th birthday on Oct. 9 with a free outdoor show that featured performance by Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, Terri Clark and more—and, by “more,” we mean golfer John Daly and actor Johnny Galecki.

John Daly performs “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”—photo by NCD

Over the years, Tootsie’s has served as a songwriting refuge for a bevy of maverick tunesmiths like Willie Nelson, Harlan Howard, Roger Miller and Kris Kristofferson. Nowadays, country buffs from all generations flock there to take in the music, the photographs that dot the walls and the suds-soaked ambience. You may even see an impromptu performance from an artist like Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Dierks Bentley or Hank Williams, Jr.

Check out some photographs from Tootsie’s 59th birthday bash, courtesy of photog Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com.

main photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth