Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Nashville Location to Open in May

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Blake Shelton's Ole Red Nashville will be opening along Lower Broadway this May--- perfect timing for some summer fun in Music City. More here!

Country music star Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality’s 26,000-square-foot Ole Red Nashville location will open its doors in May! The entertainment venue is nestled in Nashville’s iconic Lower Broadway section.

“It’s amazing to me to see a song that’s been such a big part of my career come to life in the plans for Ole Red,” stated Blake Shelton in a past press release. “Nashville and Tishomingo are both places that are important to me, and it’s great that each location is going to have its own personality inspired by one of my favorite songs. It’s always been a dream of mine to create something like this where people know they’re going to have a good time as soon as they walk in the door, and I couldn’t be more excited that my friends at the Opry and Ryman Hospitality Properties are making it happen.”

The first Ole Red location opened in Tishomingo, Oklahoma last fall. Let’s take a look back at the hit song that inspired the name of Blake’s new venture— “Ol’ Red” below!

“Ol’ Red” Lyrics 

Well I caught my wife with another man
And it cost me 99
On a prison farm In Georgia
Close to the Florida line
Well I’ve been here for two long years
I finally made the warden my friend
And so he sentenced me to a life of ease
Takin’ care of ol’ Red
Now ol’ Red he’s the damnedest dog
That I’ve ever seen
Got a nose that can smell a two day trail
He’s a four legged trackin’ machine
You can consider yourself mighty lucky to get past the gators in the quicksand fence
But all these years that I’ve been here ain’t nobody got past red
And the warden sang
Come on somebody why don’t you run
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘for the mornin’ comes
Well I payed off the guard
And I sent out a letter to my cousin up in Tennessee
And he brought down a blue tick hound she was pretty as she could be
Well they pinned her up in the swamplands
‘Bout a mile just south of the gate
And I’d take ol’ Red for his evenin’ runs
I’d just drop him off and wait
And the warden sang
Come on somebody why don’t you run
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘for the mornin’ comes
Now ol’ Red got real used to seein’ his lady every night
So I kept him away for three or four days
And waited ’til the time got right
Well I made my run in the evenin’ sun
And I smiled when I heard let red out
‘Cause I was headed north to Tennessee and ol’ Red was headed south
And the warden sang
Come on somebody why don’t you run
Ol’ Red’s itchin’ to have a little fun
Get my lantern get my gun
Red’ll have you treed ‘for the mornin’ comes
Now there’s red haired blue ticks
All in the south
Love got me in here
And love got me out

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