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Lainey Wilson Replaces Florida Georgia Line’s Lower Broadway Bar

There are many signs that country music is transforming for the positive, while the worst of the Bro-Country era is on the wane. Florida Georgia Line’s Lower Broadway haunt permanently closing down, and Lainey Wilson taking it over is definitely one of them.

In 2017, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley teamed up with the TC Restaurant Group to open the “FGL House” at 120 3rd Ave S. on Lower Broadway. It was the first of many celebrity concepts TC Restaurants would open in the region, including for Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and later Miranda Lambert.

In fact, the FGL House was one of the first performer-themed bars on Lower Broadway. At the time, only Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and Alan Jackson’s AJ’s Good Time Bar were directly named after performers. Redneck Riviera owned by John Rich was also in operation, but the FGL House really started the wave.

Now just like Florida Georgia Line itself, the FGL House is no more. It was closed unexpectedly last weekend. Though they haven’t announced anything publicly—probably because they know it would be taken as a mea culpa—FGL House has been permanently closed according to the official Google business listing. It’s also been taken off of the TC Restaurants website, and the old website for the restaurant now redirects to TC Restaurants.

Florida Georgia Line officially disbanded in 2022 after some public spats between Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Brian Kelley released a bad kiss-off song presumably aimed at Hubbard called “Kiss My Boots” that might have been the final nail in the coffin for any remaining collaborative concepts between the two, like the FGL House.

When Florida Georgia Line was at the height of their powers and pushing Bro-Country to the forefront, traditionalists in country said the music and the performers would never last. It turns out they were right, though Tyler Hubbard’s solo career has landed him a few Top 10 hits.

Even more interesting, it’s Lainey Wilson who is set to take Florida Georgia Line’s place in the space with her upcoming “Bell Bottom’s Up” bar. This is definitely an upgrade and marks the 2nd Lower Broadway bar named after a woman. Lainey’s currently on her aptly-titled “Country’s Cool Again” tour with Zach Top opening all dates. That tells you how much the tide is turning.

Lainey Wilson’s restaurant will feature two stages and four bars, with a Western theme for the rooftop area, and a Cajun-inspired menu from the Louisiana native.

There are still plenty of terrible bar concepts on Lower Broadway and Bro-Country-infused singles on mainstream country radio. But it’s hard to not see that things are changing, even in the heart of corporate controlled Nashville.

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