Keith, the reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, told reporters at a Nashville press conference that cutting the deal for his new "I Love This Bar And Grill" chain was a straightforward process on his side of the table. Here was his negotiating position: "We've got to have great food, and I'm going to have the last say-so on that, and y'all get the royalty checks right and we'll all agree," he said, noting that at first the investor group "made me an offer I couldn't ...

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