FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ANNOUNCE OPENING OF FIRST RESTAURANT AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUE – FGL HOUSE
Vibey Four-Level Attraction Is Set To Take Over Downtown Nashville
Superstar Duo Embarks On Their Genre-Busting THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 In June
Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2017) – Multi-platinum superstars FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE are proud to announce the establishment of their first restaurant and entertainment destination, a four-story attraction in Nashville’s trendy SoBro district called FGL HOUSE.
Opening in early summer 2017 in partnership with LRC Group, FGL HOUSE will welcome guests inside the hitmaking duo’s anything-goes world, four levels of good times and vibey tunes designed to make each visitor a part of the FGL tribe.
“What excites Tyler and I the most is always staying creative. We love seeing what fresh things we can come up with to take our music to a new level and turn our dreams into reality,” shares Brian Kelley.
Tyler Hubbard adds, “We want FGL HOUSE to be just as welcoming, fun and entertaining for our guests as if they were coming out to one of our shows – nothing but good food, good drinks and good times! We can’t wait for opening day to get here!”
Situated on 3rd Avenue South in the Country music mecca of downtown Nashville, the new venue will feature edgy live music every day – focusing specifically on today’s country trends. A world-class kitchen will fuse unique Southern style cuisine with California flair, and bars on each floor will serve local craft beers and deliciously mixed cocktails – many featuring the red-hot duo’s own Old Camp Whiskey.
FGL HOUSE will also boast the largest “Cruise” rooftop Nashville has to offer, dedicated to an all-day and all-night party with stunning views of the Music City skyline. Meanwhile, visitors can step away from the hustle and bustle to relax in a classy basement-level lounge, complete with its own baby grand piano, cocktail menu inspired by ‘90s pop culture and specialty martinis.
A massive, awe-inspiring video wall will continuously showcase the hottest video content from Florida Georgia Line and other country stars – as well as all your favorite sporting events – and the internationally renowned Dee Jay Silver will spin custom country mixes during can’t-miss Country Club Tuesdays.
More information about FGL HOUSE will be revealed soon. To stay up-to-date, visit fglhouse.com.
In related news, FGL is about to launch its groundbreaking THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, a crossover vision featuring hip-hop icon NELLY and breakout country star CHRIS LANE. Kicking off June 2 in Austin, Texas, the tour will hit cities all across the U.S., including the duo’s first-ever stadium concerts in Boston (July 7), Minneapolis (July 29), and Chicago (August 12). Those historic dates will include pop idols BACKSTREET BOYS, who are also featured on FGL’s latest GOLD-certified single, “God, Your Mama, And Me.”
For more information on Florida Georgia Line and THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, visit floridageorgialine.com.
About Florida Georgia Line:
FGL’s musical evolution DIG YOUR ROOTS propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist 100 and Country Albums charts, delivering the 3X PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” [#1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart for 18 straight weeks]; PLATINUM-certified hit “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw [12th #1 overall as artists]; and current GOLD-certified standout “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring Backstreet Boys. Following a successful sold-out trek last year that broke attendance records, played to over one million fans and featured headline-grabbing guest appearances, FGL continues to dominate on the road with their nationwide DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR, including Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane along with Ryan Follese, Seth Ennis and Morgan Wallen on select dates. Bursting with first-rate reviews of their explosive live shows, MusicRow Magazine praised, "Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive.” The superstar duo continues to crush records as the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout smash “Cruise,” which holds the record for the longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan). Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT and is currently nominated for six Billboard Music Awards, airing live on May 21 on ABC. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. Fueled by fresh inspiration, they have also launched publishing company Tree Vibez Music and introduced Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey.
About Old Camp Whiskey:
Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey is a smooth whiskey created by country duo Florida Georgia Line as the ultimate start to any party. Old Camp is blended using American whiskey aged for a minimum of two years in white American oak barrels with a No. 3 char and infused with Southern peach and pecan flavors. Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey is 70 proof (35% alcohol by volume) and is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide. For more information, please follow Old Camp Whiskey on Facebook and Instagram at @oldcampwhiskey or visit www.oldcampwhiskey.com.
About LRC Restaurant Nashville LLC
LRC Restaurant Nashville LLC, an Ohio-based company, operates restaurant venues in the Nashville area including; Sun Diner, Luigi’s City Pizza, Crazy Town, Tequila Cowboy and Wanna B’s Karaoke Bar
120 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201
Themed Diner To Be ONLY 24 Hour Restaurant Serving Downtown Nashville
It’s no secret that many of the biggest stars in Nashville’s music history got their start at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis; the original address of Sun Records. Such legendary performers as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and even Conway Twitty passed through the historic studios of Sam Phillips throughout their careers.
That legacy will soon be celebrated at the Sun Diner. Located at 105 Third Ave. S in downtown Nashville. The eatery – which will be opening in October 20 – will serve a tribute to the music that came from Phillips’ studio.
“The musical histories of Nashville and Memphis are forever intertwined with each other, with so many artists beginning their career at Sun before taking their music to Nashville – and all over the world,” said Kevin Keller, Director of Operations for TC Restaurant Group, the company which owns the establishment and hopes to continue the tribute to Sun Records in cities across the country.
Continuing with the theme of making history, Sun Diner will be Nashville’s first 24-hour restaurantto be located in the downtown area of Music City.
“We are excited about being Nashville’s first 24 hour diner to open, especially right off of Broadway in the heart of the Honky Tonk district,” says TC’s Keller. “Because of the uniqueness of our always being open, we will serve a wide variety of dishes – ranging from dinner to breakfast – for those going home after a night on Broadway, or for those about to start their day downtown.”
The restaurant will be a likely destination for tourists – and locals – who might be looking for one last taste of southern hospitality during the early morning hours.
The menu at the Sun Diner will most definitely take on a Memphis flavor with such listings as the “Love Me” Tenders – named after the classic Presley hit, as well as the “Cry, Cry, Cry” Hot Wings – with its name taken from the first major hit record from “The Man In Black.” Among the entrees include the “Million Dollar Quartet,” with its moniker taken from the iconic December 1956 session at the label with Presley, Lewis, Cash, and Carl Perkins. Consumers will get to pick their choice of four items among such delicious fare as Crispy Bacon, Sausage Patty, Chef Thomas’ Hash Brown, Cage-free organic eggs any style, Pancake, Waffle, and Granola Parfait.
About Sun Records
The Sun Records story began in 1952 when Phillips founded the label. Among the other artists that received early exposure from signing with Phillips include Roy Orbison and Charlie Rich. Though much of the aforementioned artists were very much influenced by the R&B stylings that were coming out of the Bluff City and Mississippi, Phillips also cut much-respected music on pure Blues artists such as Howlin’ Wolf, Rufus Thomas, Jr., and Roscoe Gordon. Phillips also produced what Rock and Roll aficionados consider the first Rock and Roll record, “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brentson.
Sun Records was bought in 1969 by the Nashville-based Singleton family and continues today under the leadership of John A. Singleton, President and CEO.
Downtown's collection of honky-tonks and bars continues to grow, as TC Restaurant Group, the owner of Tequila Cowboy, WannaB's Karaoke Bar and Luigi's City Pizza, has opened a new three-story bar, restaurant and live music venue on Broadway.
Called Crazytown, the new nightlife spot is located at 308 Broadway, which formerly housed Earthbound Trading Company on the ground floor. A grand opening party was held last night at the three-story venue, which features six bars, stages on all three levels and two outdoor patios looking out onto Broadway. According to the bar's website, the interior "was constructed from [four] barns, contains antique signs, features [two] handmade 20' guitars and even has a dentist chair," the latter of which would presumably be to aid in shot-taking.
As for food and drink, the menu (also see below) runs the usual gamut, offering starters, salads, sandwiches, burgers and melts. There is of course a now-mandatory take on Nashville hot chicken, and the Crazytown burger rings in at $15.95, making it one of the most expensive burgers in town. Drinks include beer, wine and a small variety of cocktails.
Open hours are 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week.