Rising Country Star Films First Music Video In One Of Nashville’s Most Famous Honky Tonks

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Veteran-turned-country artist Justin Holmes releases his first-ever music video

Following the success of his debut single “Drink You Down,” up-and-coming country singer Justin Holmes has released a new song paired with his first-ever music video. “Heartbreak Honky Tonk” reflects a 90s country sound and is reminiscent of the golden days of George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, and Tracy Lawrence.

Along with the release comes the exciting debut of the official “Heartbreak Honky Tonk” music video.

The famous Nashville Palace creates the perfect backdrop for the “Heartbreak Honky Tonk” video

The Nashville Palace, one of Nashville’s most famous honky tonks, provided the perfect setting to tell the “Heartbreak Honky Tonk” story:

That neon’s on high / 
And I’m sinking low / 
In these cruel dim lights, and thick, thick smoke / 
They play sad songs all night long / 
In this heartbreak honky tonk. 

The venue, established in 1977, embodies a nostalgic country bar feel, complete with a hardwood dance floor, wraparound bar, and multiple areas for live music performances.


The Nashville Palace has a star-studded history

Located adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry, the Nashville Palace has hosted countless country stars both new and old. Legends like Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and more have graced the Palace stage, cementing it as a special part of Nashville music history.

Additionally, modern country stars including Jon Pardi, Randy Houser, and Kane Brown have created music video magic within the walls of the Nashville Palace. Jon Pardi once said:

“The Nashville Palace is the Granddaddy Honky Tonk of Honky Tonks in Nashville. From shooting my videos to hanging out it’s where I feel at home.”  

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Country music icon Randy Travis got his start at the Nashville Palace

In the early 1980s, just a few years after the Nashville Palace opened its doors, a young Randy Travis was hired as a cook after being rejected by most of the music labels in Nashville. One night, he took a break from the kitchen and hopped on stage to perform a few songs. A producer in the crowd that night was immediately impressed by Travis’ talent and ultimately played an integral part in securing the musician’s first record deal.

Watch the official music video for “Heartbreak Honky Tonk” by Justin Holmes below!