Backstage Notes: March 2017

Sam Riggs made his second appearance on the main stage here at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk.  After a long day of sound checks and pre-show M&G’s (around 80 fans), Sam still entertained the crowd for nearly two hours with his electric performance.  After his show, he still had enough energy to go up to his merch booth and sign for all of his fans who lined up to see him.

Clint Black made the trip to Billy Bob’s Texas, but after trying to combat the flu all day (that included matzo ball soup... Read more

Congratulations to Aaron Watson


On March 25, 2017, Aaron Watson sold out Billy Bob's Texas for the first time after performing at the legendary honky-tonk for over 14 years. Earlier that day, he was also enshrined in the infamous hand print Wall of Fame. Congratulations to  Aaron from everyone at Billy Bob's Texas.


Congratulations to Our First Ten Finalists for The World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition


The first Qualifier Event was held tonight (Sunday, March 26th) for The World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition! 

Congratulations to everyone who performed, and thank you to all of those in attendance for a great night.

Here are the ten finalists moving on to the Final Round on Sunday, August 13th:

Jade Flores from Fort Worth, TX

Angie Landers from Round Rock, TX

Robin Stephens from Round Rock, TX

Ryli Dylan from Fort Worth, TX

Aubrey Burnley Caldwell from Chandler, TX

Billie Jo Sewel... Read more

Meet your World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition Qualifier Event One Contestants and Judges


We are proud to introduce the first twenty contestants for The World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition presented by 99.5 The Wolf!

We are also excited to announce the three judges for the event will be Concho Minick (President of Billy Bob's Texas), Josh Weathers (Musician) and Mark Phillips (Afternoon Radio Personality on 99.5 The Wolf).

Take some time to watch the videos in the playlist below to see the contestants perform in their entry videos. Pick some of your favorites and come out on... Read more

Backstage Notes: February 2017

Scotty McCreery had another great performance here on the main stage at Billy Bob’s Texas. After a day spent visiting the shops on Exchange St, Scotty held a pre-show M&G for over 50 lucky fans, and a surprise visit by the legendary Randy Travis. He then went on to perform for over 75 minutes for all those in attendance.

Aaron Lewis and his “Sinner” tour rolled into the World’s Largest for another electrifying performance. After sound check, Aaron held a VIP M&G for around 50 special fans.... Read more

The World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition Information and Sign Up


Billy Bob's Texas is set to host The World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition.

The judges for this event will be Concho Minick (President of Billy Bob's Texas), Josh Weathers (Musician) & Mark Phillips (Afternoon Personality on 99.5 The Wolf).

This winner-take-all competition has a grand prize of $10,000. Don't miss your chance at the prize, plus you will get to perform on the historic Billy Bob's Texas stages.

This is live band karaoke and all genres are welcome, not just country music.

T... Read more

2017 Billy Bob's Texas Country Club Membership Details


Support See Something, Say Something


Billy Bob's proudly supports the See Something Say Something campaign, created by the Taos STEAM Academy and supported by True Kids 1 media project.

Students from Taos Academy Charter School and Taos High School in Taos, N.M. have been named Best In State and Region winners in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge for their mobile app concept, See Something, Say Something.

See Something, Say Something is a suicide prevention app, aimed at saving the lives of teens. The app allows users... Read more

2016 Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve: CLOSED

Christmas Day: Open from 3 PM until Midnight

All other days will be our normal operating hours.

Thank you!

12 Days of Honky Tonk Christmas


To celebrate the Christmas season, we will be doing daily giveaways from your favorite Billy Bob's Texas artists! It is simple to enter and it all starts by following us on Instagram (@billybobstexas). Look out for our posts, follow the instructions, and you will be entered to win!

Thursday, December 8th - Stoney LaRue Giveaway

  • An "US Time" CD, T-Shirt and 2 Tickets to see Stoney LaRue on 12/9

Friday, December 9th - Turnpike Troubadours Giveaway

Don't miss out on these Eric Paslay videos


"Friday Night" - 


"She Don't Love You" - 


"High Class" - 


"Angels In This Town" - 


"Song About A Girl" - 



Backstage Notes: November 2016

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 Str... Read more

Billy Bob's Texas Black Friday 2016


Hey, yall! Don't miss this year's Billy Bob's Texas Black Friday deals. These deals will run in store only Friday through Sunday. They will then run online only on Monday.

As a part of Cyber Monday, all orders placed online on Monday, November 28th will receive free shipping. Use the Code: BlackFriday2016 at checkout!

If you spend more than $50 in our retail store, you will receive (2) General Admission tickets to an upcoming Billy Bob's Texas concert.

Spend more than $100 in our retail store... Read more

Win your chance to eat Thanksgiving dinner with Troy Cartwright


Don't miss your chance to have Thanksgiving dinner with Troy Cartwright on Thursday, November 24th!

Each winner will receive a pair of tickets to see Troy Cartwright, plus get to sit down with Troy before the show for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in our Honky Tonk Kitchen.

The menu will include: 

Cranberry Almond Caesar Salad

Traditional Roasted Turkey Home-Style Pan Gravy
Virginia Honey-Mustard Glazed Spiral Ham

Buttermilk Garlic Rosemary Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes

Omaha Steaks to Sponsor Billy Bob's Texas World Steak Showdown


Omaha Steaks will be one of the  sponsors for this year's Billy Bob's Texas World Steak Showdown taking place this Saturday, October 29th.

There will be nearly 100 teams from around the world competing for this year's title.

Omaha Steaks will be providing the steaks for the VIP welcome dinner for this year's event.

Wheelhouse Marketing and PR Announces Partnership with Billy Bob's Texas


FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wheelhouse Marketing & PR announces its partnership with Billy Bob's Texas, the world's largest honky-tonk located in the heart of the Stockyards in Fort Worth, TX.  Wheelhouse's scope of work will consist of identifying, assessing and valuing sponsorship opportunities and help set the standard operating procedures for a healthy partnership platform for brands Billy Bob's Texas ultimately works with.

"Growing up and living in Fort Worth, Billy Bo... Read more

Live at Billy Bob's Texas Recording of Shooter Jennings


Live at Billy Bob's Texas is set to record the next installment in an already legendary collection. Shooter Jennings will be the 48th artist recorded Live at Billy Bob's Texas on Thursday, November 10th.

The show is part of the Billy Bob's Texas 35th Anniversary celebration. It will be the beginning of a weekend of celebration followed by Rival Sons with Quaker City Night Hawks, Willie Nelson and Family & Party in the Plaza.

Don't miss your opportunity to be there when Shooter Jennings is reco... Read more

Billy Bob's Texas 2016 Halloween Costume


Join us for this year's Billy Bob's Texas Halloween costume contest on Saturday, October 29th! If you haven't gotten tickets for the Pat Green show that night, CLICK HERE.

This year's prizes are: 

1st Place - $500

2nd Place - $250

3rd Place - $100

Judging will take place at the Honky Tonk Stage at 7:30 PM on Saturday, Oct. 29th.


A Thousand Horses Video Playlist


A Thousand Horses will kick off our Thursday Night Live concert series this Thursday, October 6th. If you don't have your tickets yet, CLICK HERE.

Before you head out to the show, check out these awesome videos from the band!

"Smoke" - 


"(This Ain't No) Drunk Dial" - 


"Southernality" - 


"Travelin' Man" - 

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Backstage Notes: September 2016

Jon Wolfe made his main stage debut here at the world’s largest honky tonk with his “Boots on a Dance Floor” tour.  It was a very exciting day backstage as Jon said he could finally check off his biggest goal to date. Headlining the mainstage here after playing previously on our honky tonk stage during our Thursday night live series was on his bucket list. He held a special M&G up in our Texas Club for VIP’s prior to his show and signed at his merch table following his 90 minute set.  He even ha... Read more

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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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