Country music has been Garth Brooks recently announced that, despite conservative outrage directed toward Bud Light because of the April 1 marketing video Mulvaney posted for Bud Light, his Nashville bar will be serving Bud Light, and country star John Rich sounds like he’s looking forward to see sales of it in the bar flop dramatically.
“Yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer. We just are. It’s not our decision to make,” Brooks said. “In my existence, one a**hole can turn the whole tide down there. My thing is, let’s create a place that you feel safe in,” he added.
Continuing, Garth then said, “I want the Chick-fil-A of honky tonks I want a place you go in where you feel good, you feel safe. Everybody’s got good manners.”
Speaking to Fox News Digital about the situation and his thoughts on why Garth is making the controversial decision to sell Bud Light, Rich said, “Garth Brooks has always been the guy that that said, ‘everybody come to my show.’”
He then added that that inclusive quality is something that he and other members of the country music industry generally like about Garth, telling Fox News Digital, “It’s something that we love about Garth. You know, he makes his music for everybody. And that really is what music is about. You’re making your music for everybody. Beer’s for everybody, too.”
But, though he and others might think Garth is a good guy at heart, Rich thinks he’s about to learn a hard lesson in business and how inclusive sentiments don’t match with the reality of sales figures. “If Garth is serving Bud Light in his bar, that’s fine. Garth can do that. Garth might find out not many people are going to order it,” Rich began.
He then cut to the chase of his argument, which is that you have to sell what people want to buy, and what they don’t want to buy, particularly if country music fans in Nashville, is a beer associated with Dylan Mulvaney. “And at the end of the day, you have to put things in your establishment that people are going to purchase if you’re going to run a successful business. So, he might find that out
Rich shied away from throwing any real haymakers Garth’s way, however, instead keeping it nice and commending Garth for being a nice guy trying to make the world as he sees it a better place, even if he’s about to make a monumentally bad business decision that will infuriate many of his fans.
“I think he probably sees the pain and division that’s going on in the country and wants to try to help that. If I know Garth at all, and I know him a little, that’s probably the impetus behind a statement like that. So, good for him. I wish him the best.
” Rich said.
Rich has said that he doesn’t sell Bud Light in his Nashville bar and instead sells what people want to buy. “The customers aren’t going to order it I’m not going to stock it. We’ve only got limited area. I’ve got a limited bar. It’s like… I’ve got to put beer and whiskey and vodkas up here that people want to purchase and they want to support… And brother, I can tell you right now, it’s a vicious attitude toward Bud Light,” Rich said.