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16 Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee

A colloquial name for Lower Broadway is the Honky Tonk Highway. By definition, a honky-tonk bar is a bawdy tavern where country music is played. Nashville did not invent the concept, but they established its golden age during the 1950s. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is the most famous of the honky-tonk bars in Nashville. The original owner was Hattie “Tootsie” Louis Tatum. The walls are filled with memorabilia plus photos of past performers and customers including Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Pasty Cline, Roger Miller and Mel Tillis to name a few. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is easy to find. Just look for the lavender-color exterior.

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428 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

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