Bud Light is still facing backlash from conservatives who lost their minds when it partnered with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney earlier in 2023.
A number of musicians joined the extreme outbursts seen online – including Kid Rock filming himself shooting Bud Light cans, and Brantley Gilbert, who is sober, throwing a can of Bud Light to the ground during a show while exclaiming “f**k that” and giving a nod of approval to a different brand of beer.
Brooks, however, is showing a more supportive, inclusive attitude. In a new interview with Billboard, he spoke about the bar and entertainment space he’s building in Nashville, Tennessee.
He said he wanted the venue, Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk, to “be a place you feel safe in”.
“I want it to be a place where you feel like there are manners and people like one another,” he said.
“And yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer. We just are.”
Brooks added that being let into the venue meant you had to “love one another”, stating there were plenty of other places to go “if you’re an a**hole”.
Kid Rock has a bar in the same area of Nashville, where he stopped selling Bud Light since the right-wing outrage began, Billboard reported.