Saturday, September 29, 2007

Legends Bar

Another famous Nashville honky tonk is Legends Corner Bar which is neighbor to Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Popular with locals and tourists, Legends has live music, a dance floor (although it can get quite crowded!), and cold drinks on hot nights. :-) Old-fashioned records and photos cover the walls of the place, and there's a huge, fiberglass guitar out front (above). The faces of many country music "legends" grace the guitar. If you look hard, you can see Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and a host of other stars.

A note about the guitar: A few years ago, Nashville had the huge, fiberglass guitars in the same vein that Chicago had the cows. Area artists decorated the guitars, and area businesses purchased them and put them on display. After the city-wide exhibition was over, most of the guitars went to their owners and not many are on display any longer. The one in front of Legends is one of the few still around.



Steve Buser said...

Chris,Have you be watching the guitar series over at Austin Daily Photo? very similar stuff. Interesting.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Carlos Lorenzo said...

That's quite a rocking guitar!

GMG said...

Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson... great music!
Thanks for your visit and comment to Blogtrotter. Sorry to miss your visit to Lisbon. As Lyliane was also here, you could probably have joined us for the nice evening we had at CervejariadaTrindade...
Have a great weekend!

Chris said...

Yes, I did see one or two of those posts. I'll have to look longer.

All of the guitars were pretty cool, Carlos. We had also done a fiberglass catfish exhibit, but they weren't as exciting.

GMG, thanks for your kind words. We were in Lisboa only for a few hours (cruise ship), but it would have been nice to meet you and Carlos (in Barcelona)!

Kate said...

Very cool photo. Love it!

hezzzy said...

I've been lookin all over for this information on the big guitar outside Legends & with your help, FINALLY found out. Thank you.