BY LORIE LIEBIG Wide Open Country
brand new bar themed in honor of country music’s famous bedazzled suit maker Nudie Cohn is headed to Nashville’s Lower Broadway.
According to the Tennessean, Nudie’s Honky Tonk will take up 12,000 square feet, three floors and will feature three stages for live music.
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“When people walk into Nudie’s Honky Tonk, they’re going to feel like they’re walking into a museum that happens to serve cold beer and food,” bar owner Bill Miller said. “We would love to be opened by CMA (Fest).”
Nudie Cohn designed rhinestone-covered attire for country singers for decades up until his death in 1984. During his career, he created Elvis Presley‘s $10,000 gold lamé suit, Robert Redford’s iconic costume for the 1979 film Electric Horseman, as well as Hank Williams‘ black and white musical note cowboy suit.
Inside the new establishment, suits worn by country stars like Williams and Johnny Cash will be on display. Cohn’s $400,000 Cadillac El Dorado “Nudiemobile” will also hang from the ceiling over bar patrons.
“My grandparents would be so excited knowing their artistry will now be on display in Music City for so many people to enjoy,” she said. “I have always said for years I want our younger generation to be educated on the Nudie story. Like Nudie they can come from nothing, work hard, be creative, and live their own version of the American Dream.”