Kyle Park made a stop for yet another thrilling performance on the main stage here at BBT. He played a round of golf prior to fine tuning his show during sound check, and held a pre-show M&G for around 30 lucky fans. After playing for over ninety minutes, Kyle went up to his merch table for pictures and autographs for all in attendance. At the conclusion of his autograph session there was no time for hanging out backstage as Kyle and a few members of the band had to hit the road to be George Strait’s band at his golf tournament and fundraiser.

It was another busy day at the World’s Largest as we prepared for another main stage performance by one of our favorite sons Pat Green. He held a pre-show M&G for around 75 lucky fans before performing for over seventy-five minutes.

Cory Morrow made his way back to BBT for another stellar performance on our main stage. It was a very relaxing day backstage as Cory and the band just spent the day relaxing backstage during the day so that they could give the audience a show to remember. Cory did not hold a pre-show M&G, but rather went to his merch table after a ninety minute set so that everyone who wanted a picture and autograph could get one.

Shooter Jennings became the 48th artist to have a live album recorded at Billy Bob’s Texas. After sound check, Shooter went walking around the stockyards and was spotted and posed for pictures in some of the shops on Exchange Ave. He electrified the crowd for over ninety minutes on our main stage.

Quaker City Night Hawks and Rival Sons rocked the audience from the main stage here at BBT. Prior to the show, Jay (of Rival Sons) went for a ten mile jog along the Trinity Trail and went and purchased a cowboy hat from Fincher’s. Some special guests backstage were NASCAR driver Clint Boyer and the original cowboy chef Grady Spears. Quaker City Night Hawks began the evening at 9pm on the mainstage and played for an hour. Rival Sons concluded the evening by rocking the fans for 90 minutes, and if Jay was tired from his earlier run you couldn’t tell by the energy he performed with.

The legend Willie Nelson made his return to BBT and still had enough youth to perform for over seventy five minutes before a sold out crowd.

Mike Ryan made his 3rd appearance on our main stage and said that the excitement had not lowered from the first time he played the main stage. They had dinner catered in back stage by El Gabacho. He held a pre-show M&G for 50 lucky fans, played for over ninety minutes, and went to the merch table to sign for all the fans after the show.

Clay Walker stopped by to perform here at the World’s Largest, and after a round of golf at Diamond Oaks golf course and sound check, he relaxed with a pre-show massage. Prior to playing for over seventy-five minutes Clay held a pre-show M&G for twenty-five fans.

Ramon Ayala, Groupo Mazz, and Elias had a special Sunday concert here at BBT. It was a different pace and a cultural experience of the diversity of music that the great state of Texas has to offer. The entertainment lasted for over four and a half hours.

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  • 40 gallons of whiskey

    Merle Haggard made the Guinness Book of World Records for buying the largest round of drinks when he bought 5,095 drinks of Canadian Club for the entire club.  The bill totaled $12,737.50 and equaled 40 gallons of whiskey.

  • Billy Bob’s Doors since 1981

    More Than 17 Million Visitors have come through Billy Bob’s Doors since 1981.  With it's international notoriety, the club sees visitors from around the world.  Billy Bob's truly has carved a niche in the world of country music and entertainment. 

  • 47,500 Bucking Bulls

    Over the past 30 years, more than 47, 500 bulls have bucked in Billy Bob’s arena. World Champions including Tuff Hedeman, Ty Murray, and Adriano Moraes have all tested their skills in Billy Bob’s arena. Bull riding at Billy Bob’s is often the focus of movie and TV shoots, including specials on Comed...Read more

  • Billy Bob’s launched own recording

    In 1998, Billy Bob’s launched its own recording label - Live at Billy Bob's Texas -  to  capture the magic of the club's famous live shows. Now totaling over 47 full concert recordings spread out over 3 decades, Live at Billy Bob's Texas, is one of Country Music's most extensive catalogs, featuring ...Read more

  • Lights, Camera, Honky Tonk

    Billy Bob’s Texas has been featured on several TV and Movie screens and has served as the location for several music videos for country’s biggest stars.  A number of episodes of the original television series “Dallas” were shot on location. Other shows include “Walker Texas Ranger”, CBS’s “Happy New...Read more

  • Movies filmed at Billy Bob’s

    Movies filmed at Billy Bob’s include: “Over The Top”, starring Sylvester Stallone in 1987,  “Baja Oklahoma”, with Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote & Willie Nelson in 1988,  “Necessary Roughness”, with Scott Bakula, Sinbad, Robert Loggia & Kathy Ireland in 1991, and “Pure Country” in 1992, starring Ge...Read more

  • Garth Brooks pointed an arrow

    When Garth Brooks signed the famous backstage wall, he also drew the words 'the King' and an arrow pointing to the ceiling.  What was up there?  A cardboard cut out of none other than  ‘the King’ George Strait.  That cardboard version of the 'King of Country' is still there today.

  • Pat Green sold out 15 times

    Pat Green has sold out Billy Bob’s 15 times.  Pat's first sell out performance occurred in September of 2000.  His most recent sell out happened in January of 2015.  Pat was also the first artist to record on our Live at Billy Bob's Texas label - his recording was a test for Merle Haggard on New Yea...Read more

  • The bronze statue of Billy Bob Barnett’s mentor

    The bronze statue of Billy Bob Barnett’s mentor, Benny Binion, disappeared during the night after Billy Bob’s closed in 1998.  It is now on display at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.

  • Filming of Pure Country

    During the filming of Pure Country, a disguised George Strait and his wife Norma, came to Billy Bob’s with members of the film crew. They celebrated in Billy Bob’s VIP room.  Billy Bob's bathroom was used for a small scene in the movie.

  • Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent

    Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent.  In one weekend in 1982, it paid Reba McEntire $3,500 on a Friday, and George Strait $4,500 on a Saturday – a fraction of what those performers command today.

  • Willie Nelson played over 50 times

    Willie Nelson has played over 50 times at Billy Bob’s Texas.  One of his fondest memories is riding a horse into the showroom.  In 2004, Willie brought his 4th of July picnic to Cowtown, drawing an estimated crowd of 10,000.

  • Tanya Tucker

    When Tanya Tucker was asked what she wanted on her tombstone, she replied “She’s not here, she’s playing at Billy Bob’s."   Tanya has been a 30-year friend of the club, delivering dynamic performances every time she stops by.

  • Chris LeDoux at his first Billy Bob’s show

     LeDoux, a former rodeo cowboy who had worked on the labor list for Billy Minick, said at a CMA Event "My name is Chris LeDoux and someday I'm going to get to play Billy Bob's".  In January of 1992, he arrived to play his first Billy Bob’s show in a motor home with a small equipment trailer. 

  • Martina McBride first came to Billy Bob's

    Martina McBride first came to Billy Bob’s as a t-shirt sales person for Garth Brooks.  Her husband was in Brooks’ production crew. 

  • Troy Aikman on-stage with Shenandoah

    Troy Aikman once jumped on-stage with Shenandoah in the 90’s to sing a version of ‘Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys’.  Troy was a regular fixture backstage and a good friend of the club.

  • “Black & Black, Back to Back”

    Clink Black played the Tarrant County Convention Center and Billy Bob’s booked his brother, Kevin Black.  The show drew a large crowd suspecting Clint might show up at his brother’s performance.  He didn’t, and the next day’s paper read “Black & Black, Back to Back."

  • Shooter Jennings

    Shooter Jennings used to attend the club with his father, Waylon Jennings and his mother, Jessi Colter, as a child.  Shooter has since become an American singer songwriter active in the country music and Southern rock genres.

  • Vanna White plays with Blain Gray Band

    While in town for a taping of Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White stopped in to play tambourine on a few numbers with the Blain Gray Band on the honky tonk stage.

  • The Dancing Machine

    Wendell Nelson started giving dance lessons at Billy Bob's at the end of 1981.  He's taught more than 100,000 people - including Julia Roberts and Paula Zahn.  Wendell can still be found teaching couples dance lessons on Sunday and Monday nights, as well as leading the line dance lessons every Thurs...Read more

  • Rock the house

    Billy Bob's has long been home to many kinds of music.  From rock to rhythm and blues, it's more than just country and western acts that perform on our famous stage. Past artists include Roy Orbison, The Temptations, James Brown, B.B King, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and many,...Read more

  • Farewell to Nolan Ryan

    One of the greatest pitchers of all time - Nolan Ryan - developed a long time relationship with the club.  On September 12th, 1993, Ryan's 'Farewell to a Legend" retirement party was held at Billy Bob's.  Film star, and Angels' owner Gene Autry - attended the event.

  • Guinness Book World's Largest Belt Buckle

    The largest belt buckle is 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) tall, 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in) wide, achieved by ESPN in partnership with Kelly Graham (Both USA) at “ESPN The Magazine’s NEXT BIG Weekend” in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, on 3 February 2011.   According to event organizers, the facade of the aluminum buckle paid h...Read more

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