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 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

Check Out These Videos By The Mavericks


The Mavericks will be playing the Billy Bob's Texas main stage on Friday, October 7th!

If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, CLICK HERE.

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

"Pardon Me"


"Summertime (When I'm With You)" Live on Conan


"All Night Long"


"Dance The Night Away"

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Backstage Notes: August 2016

A great group of legendary artists came together to raise money for the Assist the Officer Foundation. It was a very busy day backstage with the artists coming together for photo shoots with officers.  The most photographed artist was Randy Travis, and the second most photographed person was Officer Greg Riddle of the FWPD.  The artists were constantly on the go as the event began with set changes every twelve minutes, and a different artist shuffled up to the Texas club every fifteen minutes fo... Read more

Hunting Film Tour 2016 Trailer Videos


The 2016 Hunting Film Tour will be live in the 81 Club at Billy Bob's Texas on Wednesday, August 17th! The 81 Club is located across Rodeo Plaza on the west side of Billy Bob's Texas.

If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, CLICK HERE.

Take a few minutes to watch the official trailers of the films being shown that night!

Chasing Ridgelines


Mile Marker Zero


Going All In

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This Weekend's Bull Riding Information


This weekend the Billy Bob's Texas Championship Bull Riding will take place Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th.

This weekend's purse is $600 and there is a $10 fee to enter. Entries must be professional and semi-professional riders.

There will also be an American Straw Hat to the high point ride for the weekend.

Billy Bob's Bull Riding Office opens at 7:30 PM each night in the bull arena.

There will also be a special appearance by the Women's Professional Bull Riders on Saturday at 9 PM.

Som... Read more

Check Out These Kevin Fowler Videos


Kevin Fowler returns to the World's Largest Honky Tonk on Friday, August 12th!

If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, CLICK HERE.

Before you head to Billy Bob's to catch him on the main stage, take a few minutes to watch some of his music videos.

  • "Before Somebody Gets Hurt"


  • "Panhandle Poor Boy"


  • "Here's To Me and You"


  • "Hell Yeah, ... Read more

Backstage Notes: July 2016

Fast rising star on the Texas Red Dirt Scene Mike Ryan flew back into town from a stint up in Nashville writing to make his second appearance on the main stage here at the World’s Largest.  After a flawless sound check the band made use of their time at home visiting with family and friends.  The band saw about sixty people during a pre-show Meet and Greet.

The very lovely and talented Sara Evans came into BBT for another stellar performance.  But absolutely no visit with Sara would be complete w... Read more

Willie Nelson to headline Billy Bob's Texas 35th Anniversary celebration


Willie Nelson and Family will headline a weekend long celebration in conjunction with Billy Bob’s Texas 35th Anniversary on Saturday, November 12th, 2016.

Billy Bob’s Texas 35th Anniversary celebration will run Thursday, November 10th through Saturday, November 12th. Come celebrate with us as we pay tribute to the legendary Honky-Tonk’s past, present, and future.

Festivities will include a free, family friendly ‘Rodeo Plaza Party’ featuring live music, Texas cuisine, line dance lessons, and activi... Read more

Stars Behind The Stars Meet & Greets

If you are attending the Stars Behind The Stars benefit show, you will have the opportunity to meet your favorite star. 
These meet and greets will be available for purchase the night of the show outside the entrance to the Texas Club beginning when the doors open at 5:00 PM.
Each meet and greet will cost $20 per artist and each artist will have 25 available meet and greet slots. These slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so get there early.
If you purchase a meet and greet you... Read more

Billy Bob's Texas Championship Weekend Bull Riding Details


This weekend the Billy Bob's Texas Championship Bull Riding presents The National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration.

This will take place on Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd at 9 PM each night!

This weekend's purse is $600 and there is a $10 fee to enter. Entries must be professional and semi-professional riders.

There will also be an American Straw Hat to the high point ride for the weekend.

With your bull riding entry, you will have free admission to watch Travis Tritt or Sammy Kersh... Read more

Stars Behind The Stars Silent Auction


In addition to great music on Wednesday, July 27th, there will be a silent auction with the proceeds going to the Dallas Police Association's Assist the Officer Foundation!

The silent auction is now live and items are open for bidding!

CLICK HERE to register and begin bidding now.

It will be located at the top of the club in the Guitar Bar and the area around the Guitar Bar.

Don't miss your chance to help those in need by bidding on the following items:

  • Complimentary two (2) night stay at Omni Fort W... Read more

Your Chance To Meet Sam Riggs on Friday Night


Don't miss your opportunity to meet Sam Riggs this Friday night at Billy Bob's Texas!

Make sure you buy tickets in the next 24 hours! CLICK HERE to buy tickets!


Fort Worth's 8 Best Live Music Venues

Billy Bob's Texas was named one of Fort Worth's 8 Best Live Music Venues by Visit Fort Worth.

We are honored to be listed with some of our other favorite venues throughout the city.

Take some time to read about us and all of the other venues here:

And make sure you head down to the World's Largest Honky Tonk some time soon!

Corey Smith: The West Bound and Down Tour



Acclaimed singer/songwriter, producer and guitarist Corey Smith has announced that he will launch his inaugural headlining west coast tour run this fall in support of his newest release, While The Gettin’ Is Good.

Smith’s “West Bound and Down” fall 2016 tour dates will feature a stop at the World's Largest Honky Tonk on Friday, October 14. 

Smith’s live shows have garnered critical praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone ... Read more

Custom Texas Music License Plates


Now is your chance to get an awesome new license plate and help a great cause.

You can now get a custom Texas Music license plate from the Texas DMV and $22 dollars from each purchase will be donated to supporting music school programs for Texas school children.

The money will be used for music lessons and instruments for traditionally under-served Texas school children, as well as toward funding live music and community music programs all around the state.

For more information, visit http://gov.te... Read more

Billy Bob’s Blog

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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

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