Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk Stocks Up For Christmas, Has Plenty Of Unique Merch For Gift-Giving
Hoodies, ballcaps, beanies, the softest t-shirts, stickers, tumblers, tote bags, music and more line the walls of Garth Brooks' sleek merchandise store, The G Spot, inside his Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk on Nashville's famed Lower Broadway.
While Friends In Low Places isn't completely open yet – only the first two floors – The G Spot is stocked with plenty of Brooks' newest merchandise and ready to help out with any Christmas shopping for fans in store or online.
"It's Christmas at Friends and Low Places," Brooks said. "I've really enjoyed how they upped the merch to make sure people could have gifts to give."
The store includes an array of Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk gifts along with plenty of items emblazoned with Brooks' name and logo and an assortment of Chris LeDoux merchandise – all in an extensive range of sizes.
"I think we're going to keep this pace up," Brooks said. "There's a lot of cool things that Friends In Low Places can be part of. It's like Friends in Low Places is its own artist. That's even more fun for me to work on than Garth stuff because you can just draw and try all these different things and not feel like commercially you're working as an artist. You're working, but man, it's fun."
Brooks was particularly surprised at his recent run of residency shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with how many fans and audience members were already wearing Friends In Low Places merchandise. The only place official branded FILP gear is available is at the Nashville location or online. So, concertgoers had to plan ahead to have it.
Now, Brooks is considering expanding his merch lines even more. He knows his fans appreciate high-quality merchandise at reasonable prices, but he's also considering growing into the luxury goods space and offering golf shirts, handbags and jackets. He might even team with brands like Carhartt.
"It's not to alienate the people that have come, but it's to create an extra space for those people who might want to have an elevated line of Friends merch," he said. "I am blown away now playing Vegas to see how much Friends In Low Places merch is already out there."