Tina Turner’s connection to Bowling Green: The Southern Queen Hotel

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Famed singer Tina Turner has undoubtedly traveled far and wide, but you may not know her connection to Bowling Green.

The Historic RailPark and Train Museum shared a part of their Historic City Tours information, saying Turner, along with other famous Black entertainers, stayed at The Southern Queen Hotel.

The famous home, located in the Shake Rag district in Bowling Green, would often serve Black travelers who were barred from staying in other hotels.

Other guests included Ray Charles, Chuck Berry and The Harlem Globetrotters, among many others, according to the rail park.

The Bowling Green City Commission voted last year to preserve the historic landmark.

Multiple media outlets reported Turner died Tuesday at the age of 83, but a memory of her remains right here in Bowling Green.