We visited lots of places on music row, three of them really stood out. First was Robert's Western World. I read about them in a Southern Living article, so it was on the top of my list for a visit.
|Loved all the boots lining the wall|
The music was great, the food was good and the beer was cold. We chose to try a few local brews.
|Yazoo Brewing Company|
I didn't try any...I was a little scared of it, but I did love their chandeliers made from ball jars.
And I LOVED the bluegrass band that was playing...Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass. They were very talented.
And finally there was Tootsie's.
Tootsie's may have been my favorite venue just because of the history that came along with it. The Grand Ole Opry used to be located in the Ryman Auditorium, which is directly behind Tootsie's...well at least the side entrance that the performers used is anyway. Tootsie's used to serve as a kind of green room for the performers since there was nothing like that inside the Ryman at the time. Performers like Johnny Cash would walk out the back door of Tootsie's and into the Ryman to perform. Willie Nelson got his first song writing job after singing at Tootsie's and I heard a rumor that Toby Keith wrote "I Love This Bar" about the place.
|Hello handsome cowboy.|
|Some real and some fake (get it? lol)|
I told the husband we should open the shades and freak out the neighbors. Wouldn't they love seeing the back of appliances through the windows?