Sorry we’ve been MIA this past week! Cort and I took some time to relax over our spring break. I spent a few of my days off visiting Nashville. I’m a huge country music fan and have always wanted to visit the honkey tonks where most musicians started their careers. Downtown Nashville was everything I expected – Broadway Street lined with open bars blaring with live music. Brian and I had a blast with our friends Brad and Kendal!
After our 7.5 hour drive down to Nashville we headed straight to the hotel to shower and get ready for a day downtown. While we were getting ready the boys came across the show, Moonshiners, on the Discovery Channel. We were all intrigued while watching these rather… very southern men, making Moonshine (very high proof whiskey). I thought it was hilarious and rather ridiculous that one of these Moonshine maker’s name was Popcorn, one of the most notorious moonshiners that ever lived.
A couple days later we were back downtown and came across a bar named Bootleggers Inn. The first thing I see is a whole wall mural of Popcorn Sutton himself! This place actually sold Popcorn’s Moonshine from mason jars! They even sold Popcorn Sutton t-shirts with his bearded face taking up the whole front of the shirt. I found this hilarious. But I also found something rather creative and interesting. The bar had chandeliers made of Popcorn’s mason jars.
They had taken two wooden rounds and connected them with knotted rope. They had a light bulb in the center of each round and attached mason jars with the lids on around the perimter of each round. I love this look! Even though I found it in a Nashville honkey tonk, I think it would actually look really neat in a rustic themed bedroom or basement bar.
If you look closely enough, you can see Popcorn’s signature above the XXX jars.