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Everyone’s Talking About Nashville Thanks to Kid Rock and a Butt-Shaped Bar Sign

Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock & Roll Steakhouse makes headlines again

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As if lower Broadway’s current state couldn’t get more embarrassing — there’s now a nationally covered controversy regarding Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock & Roll Steakhouse and the Metro-approved sign featuring a woman’s buttocks. The multilevel honky-tonk steakhouse monstrosity, which opened in the fall, takes up a sizable chunk of lower Broadway, located at 217 Broadway.

The approved 20-foot-tall neon sign will prominently depict a giant guitar, in which the instrument’s base is intentionally shaped like a woman’s buttocks. Mayor David Briley signed into law the resolution allowing the sign on Friday. Several council members expressed distaste, calling the sign “tacky” and saying it further ruins the “family-friendly” vibe of Lower Broadway.

Kid Rock already stirred up national outcry last month, when in an interview from the newly opened bar he referred to The View host Joy Behar as a “bitch” in a live interview on Fox News’s Fox & Friends. He was pulled from his role as grand marshal of the Nashville Christmas Parade as a result of the comments.

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