At the opposite end of the spectrum from holes in the wall like Robert’s and the Station Inn you have the Wildhorse which, ironically, started out a lot like those two. The Wildhorse underwent an $8.6-million renovation that gave it digital streaming technology, a huge video screen so people in the back can see, and new food and drink options. Larger than any other honky-tonk—it holds 2,000—the Wildhorse now looks a little bit like it was put through a Las Vegas rinse cycle. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad place to see a show—the last (and only) time I was at the revamped venue, a very talented singer-songwriter was disappointing rowdy weekend crowds by playing original tunes before he gave in and threw them some covers. So it’s not that you can’t experience good music there; it’s just that seeing good music there will feel less like you’re doing it at a honky-tonk and more like you’re experiencing “Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort Presents The Wildhorse Honkytonk By Ryman Entertainment.”