New Summer Dance Lesson Schedule

Summer is here. It's time to plan on what your going to do this summer. Hopefully learning to dance will be at the top of your list. The dance lessons here at Billy Bob's are very family friendly. Why not learn something with your kids this summer that they will remember the rest of their lives?

Children 17 & under must be with a parent or guardian and bring their own dance partner or dance with their parents. Leather sole shoes work the best for dancing. It's a 8 week progressive course. We do r... Read more

My Fort Worth 2-Minute Short Film Challenge

The Fort Worth Film Commission (FWFC) and Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) have partnered to add a free short-film category to the 2016 festival.

All of this movie talk got us thinking about some of the movies filmed right here at the World's Largest Honky Tonk!

Billy Bob's Texas has been featured on the the big screen multiple times over the years.

Some of the movies filmed at Billy Bob's include:

"Over The Top" starring Sylvestor Stallone in 1987

"Baja Oklahoma" with Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote a... Read more

Backstage Notes: April 2016

Bret Michaels - It's always great to have this rockstar back her at Billy Bob's Texas. Whenever he's here he always brings an original style and flair that never ceases to amaze. And just as big as the party he brings, are the people that come to see him. We had Vinnie Paul and the guys from Hell Yeah hanging out with us for the night, which is always a good time. Brett rocked the stage for a 90 minute show, leaving the crowd electrified.

Jerrod Niemann helped us celebrate our 35th Birthday here ... Read more

Offroad Show + Shine presented by Allout Offroad and 95.9 The Ranch

This Saturday, May 14th is the 4th Annual Burning Bubba Festival at Billy Bob's Texas! The concert will include performances by J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Quaker City Night Hawks, Drake White and the Big Fire, The Damn Quails and Tim Montana & The Shrednecks.

In addition to the concert, there will be a FREE Offroad Show + Shine outside of Billy Bob's Texas in Rodeo Plaza.

The show + shine is sponsored by Allout Offroad and 95.9 The Ranch. 

Registration for the show + shine will take place a... Read more

Cinco De Mayo Festival Map

A Letter To Our Fans

Dear Billy Bob’s Friends & Family,

You’ve spoken and we’ve listened. After surveying the majority of concert goers we noticed a common theme; people didn’t enjoy leaving Billy Bob’s smelling like cigarette smoke. As you’ve most likely already heard, beginning May 1, 2016, we will no longer allow any form of smoking inside of Billy Bob’s Texas. Smoking is currently offered in only half of the club so we’re just moving the ban to the full venue.

Smoking has long been allowed at Billy Bob’s Texas and... Read more

Our Favorite Songs About Smokin

In honor of this weekend being the last weekend customers can smoke inside Billy Bob's, we put together a list of some of our favorite smoking songs.

  1. "It's All Going to Pot" - Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard

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2. "Smoke A Little Smoke" - Eric Church

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3. "Blowin' Smoke" - Kacey Musgraves

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4. "Smoke Em If You Got Em" - Mike and the Moon... Read more

Win Tickets to the 4th Annual Burning Bubba Festival

Don't miss out on your chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to this year's Burning Bubba Festival! The line-up this year includes J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Quaker City Night Hawks, Drake White and the Big Fire, The Damn Quails and Tim Montana & The Shrednecks!

Also don't miss out on the Off Road Show + Shine presented by Allout Off Road and 95.9 The Ranch!

Fill out the form below to enter to win the 4-pack of tickets to this year's Burning Bubba Festival. One winner will be chosen at random.

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Shane Smith Performs "Right Side of the Ground"

Shane Smith and the Saints make their headlining debut here at the World's Largest Honky Tonk!

If you haven't gotten your tickets yet: CLICK HERE

Shane stopped by a couple of weeks ago to hangout backstage with us and he ended the day by playing a song for us!

Check out "Right Side of the Ground" by Shane Smith and the Saints from the album Geronimo. 

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Remembering Merle Haggard

Year-Long Honky Tonk Official Contest Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

OFFICIAL RULES OF THE “YEAR-LONG HONKY TONK” CONTEST.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ENTRANT'S ODDS OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WITHIN THE 50-MILE RADIUS OF BILLY BOB’S TEXAS AND WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

CONTEST NAME: YEAR-LONG HONKY TONK

SPONSOR and ADMINISTRATOR: The sponsor and administrator of the Contest is ... Read more

Billy Bob's Texas 35th Anniversary

Billy Bob's Texas is celebrating our 35th Anniversary! A lot of great memories have been made over the past 35 years here at the World's Largest Honky Tonk!

Keep checking back to hear about all of the fun things we have planned this year to celebrate!

Thursday Night Live - Spring 2016

The Thursday Night Live Concert Series is back at the World's Largest Honky Tonk for the spring!

Come see some of country music's rising stars play the Honky Tonk Stage here at Billy Bob's Texas.

OUR SPRING LINEUP:

April 7 - Corb Lund

April 14 - Parker McCollum

April 21 - Dolly Shine

April 28 - Shane Smith & the Saints

May 5 - Jon Wolfe

May 12 - Frank Foster

May 19 - Flatland Cavalry

May 26 - Jason Eady

If you haven't gotten your tickets to see one or more of our Thursday Night Live shows: CLICK HERE or cl... Read more

Our 10 Favorite Songs Written by Dean Dillon

Dean Dillon will be performing an intimate show in the 81 Club for some lucky fans on April 8th. The 81 Club is located just across rodeo plaza from Billy Bob's Texas. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, CLICK HERE.

Dean Dillon has written countless hits for some of our favorite artists including: George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Keith Whitley and Pam Tillis.

Some of the songs he has written for George Strait include "Ocean Front Property", "Easy Come, Easy Go" and "Nobody in His Righ... Read more

Billy Bob's Texas Dallas Love Field Airport Store Named to 10 Best Airport Shops for Local Merchandise

If you are ever traveling through the Dallas Love Field Airport, make sure you visit the Billy Bob's Texas Merchandise Store.

It was just named one of the Best Airport Shops for Local Merchandise in the 10Best Reader's Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.

Read more about the contest and see all of the winners by CLICKING HERE.

Don't forget that we also have all of that merchandise at the gift shop located inside Billy Bob's Texas.

Take Me To Billy Bob's Official Contest Rules

OFFICIAL RULES OF THE “TAKE ME TO BILLY BOB’S” CONTEST (“OFFICIAL RULES”).

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ENTRANT'S ODDS OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO U.S. CITIZENS AND RESIDENT ALIENS WITHIN THE 50-MILE RADIUS OF BILLY BOB’S (AS DEFINED BELOW), LOCATED AT 2520 RODEO PLAZA, FORT WORTH, TX 76164, AND WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. THE CASH VALUE OF... Read more

Backstage Notes: February 2016

Green River Ordinance returned to the BBT mainstage with friends (Grady Spencer & the Work and Sean McConnell) and the release of their new album “Fifteen”.  After the excitement kicked off with Grady on our Honky Tonk Stage and a brief set by Sean on the Main Stage, GRO played for over ninety minutes and then went out to their merch table and signed for all the fans in attendance.

One of our favorite backstage guests Stoney Larue made a stop by the World’s Largest Honky Tonk and had a very jam p... Read more

Country music fans take over Padua, Italy for Billy Bob’s Country Fair

Country music fans take over Padua, Italy for Billy Bob’s Country Fair

Billy Bob’s Texas and country music artist Aaron Watson traveled to Padua, Italy for the 1st Annual Billy Bob’s Country Fair on January 29th – 31st, 2016.

The event drew over twenty five thousand country music fans over the span of three days and confirmed what many have known for quite some time: Country music is not just for Americans.

The event featured a live concert performance from Texas country music star Aaron Watson plu... Read more

Backstage Notes: January 2016

We ended the year with the long awaited return of the Eli Young Band. They returned to a sold out showroom and spent the day visiting with friends and family. Prior to the concert they entertained around seventy five of their faithful fans with a pre-show M&G. The highlight of their night was sharing the midnight toast with all in attendance here at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. After the show they entertained their guests with one special guest of former NFL punter Jeff Gossett (the punter wh... Read more

Our 5 Favorite Whiskey Myers Videos

Whiskey Myers hits the World's Largest Honky Tonk this Saturday night. If you haven't gotten tickets yet: CLICK HERE.

Before you head out to Billy Bob's for their rocking performance, take a few minutes to watch our favorite Whiskey Myers videos.

  1. "Dogwood" - One of our favorite songs off the most recent Whiskey Myers' album "Early Morning Shakes", "Dogwood" is a song about growing up and growing apart from your first love. 

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  2. "Anna Marie" - Th... 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 has ordained minister

    Billy Bob’s has an ordained minister on staff and yes, people do get married in the club.  The minister - known to his Billy Bob's family as 'Bear' - has been a part of the production team for over 30 years.

  • 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