March Round Up

Unleashed Reunion Tour/Granger Smith Backstage Notes


February 16th Unleashed Live Reunion Tour (Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison, Bruce Robison)

A collaboration that started seventeen years ago that made it possible for friends to get together and do what they each loved so much, made it to the Main Stage of the World’s Largest Honky Tonk.  The bands all slid up next to the curb around 10am straight from their gig the night before out in Lubbock.  After Loading in and setting the stage up for the night, the band and crew dispersed for lunch (some ate... Read more

January Backstage Notes


Backstage notes by "Big A"

December 21st 

Asleep at the Wheel came into the World’s Largest for a special western swing Christmas show.  Both Asleep at the wheel crew members and BBT production staff worked diligently throughout the day transforming the main stage into a winter wonderland with decorations stemming from lighted Christmas trees and inflatable reindeer props.  Asleep at the Wheel performed for over 90 minutes making it a Very Merry Texas Christmas.

December 22nd

Sam Riggs o... Read more

Billy Bob's Texas Coat Drive

GOAL ACHIEVED! Billy Bob's is proud to announce that we have distributed 2377 coats and all of the complimentary tickets that the artists generously allotted. A huge thank you all of the wonderful fans that donated coats - and to the artists who allowed us to reward those donors with concert tickets. We have received gracious comments from Northside Inter-Community Agency - NICA and Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County!

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Billy Bob's/Carter BloodCare Blood Drive

For more information click HERE!

December 2017 Spotify Playlist

We are getting ready for some exciting shows in December! 

Follow our December 2017 Spotify playlist and check out music from our December concert line up, with artists including Lee Brice, Casey Donahew, Koe Wetzel, Old Dominion, and more!

Halloween Costume Contest


Join us in your best Halloween costume on Saturday, October 28th.

1st - $500
2nd - $250
3rd - $100

To enter the contest, just show up in a costume. Judging will take place at 7:30pm.


See Shooter Jennings Get Real & Rowdy at Billy Bob's Texas


The video for "The Real Me" off of Shooter Jennings' upcoming Live at Billy Bob's Texas premiered today! His full live at Billy Bob's Texas Album will be released on November 10th.

Check out the video & pre-order Shooter Jennings' Live at Billy Bob's Texas on iTunes here.


Benny Binion's 2017 Fort Worth Stockyards Iron Man


Do you have what it takes to be "Benny Binion's 2017 Fort Worth Stockyards Iron Man"?

Here's your opportunity to win this Tres Rios buckle and bragging rights. Mark your calendars for October 13th & 14th for "Benny Binion's 2017 Fort Worth Stockyards Iron Man" Event.

We have bucking bulls coming that are being considered for consignment into our Benny Binion's World Famous Bucking Horse & Bull Sale during the NFR in Vegas from Toby Floyd, Jackie Ratjen, CK Reid and Larry McFarlin. We are going... Read more

Billy Currington Sells Out Billy Bob's Texas

Congrats to Billy Currington on a sold out show!

Billy Currington Backstage at Billy Bob’s Texas Before His Sold Out Show on Saturday September 30, 2017.

Left: Concho Minick – President; Billy Bob’s Texas

Center: Billy Currington

Right: Helen Eaton – Entertainment Director; Billy Bob’s Texas

Billy Bob's Texas Is Proud To Be A Part of The Texas Music Takeover in London


Presented by Rival Entertainment, the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and Billy Bob’s Texas, the Texas Music Takeover brings thirteen of the state’s top artists on tour in London October 10th through the 15th.

The artists making the 2017 trip are from Texas' top festival lineups: Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Casey Donahew, Luke Wade, Austin Allsup , Abraham Alexander, Randy Brown, Joey Green, Grady Spencer, Jeannine Barry, Aaron Sandoval, Jonathan Terrell, and Ryan McBride. Each show wi... Read more

Free Admission To Burning Bubba Fest For All Evacuees


Our hearts are heavy for our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Harvey. We would like to offer Free Admission for Burning Bubba Fest on Sunday for anyone in the area who has been displaced by Hurricane Harvey. We realize this does not fix the situation at hand. Rather, if you would like to take your mind off things for a short while, we are here for you.

Additionally, Billy Bob’s Texas will be collecting donations and items.

Items needed: moving boxes, packing tape, diapers, baby wipes... Read more

Congratulations to our winner for The World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition


The final event for our World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition was held this past weekend (Sunday, August 13th)!

Our winner of the $10,000 Grand Prize was Jade Flores!

Here are our top 6 finalists:

Jade Flores from Fort Worth, TX

Andrew Dolan from Burleson, TX

Tori Sloan from Irving, TX

Brent Campbell from Fort Worth, TX

Robin Stephens from Round Rock, TX

Rick Martinez from Grand Prairie, TX

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

Rising Artist Parker McCollum Performs “Misunderstood” Before Main Stage Debut at Billy Bob's Texas


On June 23rd Texas' own singer-songwriter, Parker McCollum, joined a coveted list of artists as he made his main stage debut at Billy Bob’s Texas. The young artist sat down and spoke candidly about the milestone, explaining "To come here... actually put your stuff on stage and play, it’s a special thing. We do not take it for granted.”

McCollum also performed an acoustic version of his song, “Misunderstood,” featured on his upcoming PROBABLY WRONG: SESSION TWO EP which will be released Septem... Read more

Congratulations to the Second Group of Finalists for The World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition


The second Qualifier Event was held tonight (Sunday, June 25th) 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 next ten finalists moving on to the Final Round:

Andrew Dolan from Burleson, TX

Tori Sloan from Irving, TX

Kyle Giauque from Plano, TX

Will Roth from Fort Worth, TX

Brent Campbell from Fort Worth, TX

Cheston Wilson from Pittsburg, TX

Rocky Eagon from Fris... Read more

Our Favorite Father's Day Songs


Father's Day is this Sunday, and we wanted to put together a few songs to help celebrate all of the dads in our lives!

"Drive (For Daddy Gene)" - Alan Jackson


"Love Without End, Amen" - George Strait


"It Won't Be Like This For Long" - Darius Rucker


"He Didn't Have To Be" - Brad Paisley

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Bullfighters Only Decatur Airs Tonight on RFDTV


Billy Bob's Texas proudly sponsored the Championship Round from the BFO Cavenders Cup in Decatur, Texas.

It airs tonight on RFDTV at 7:30 PM CST (Dish - 231 / DirecTV - 345 / TW Spectrum - 297).

This week one man, Dayton Spiel qualifies to compete through BFO's series of Resistol Development Camps. See how Dayton fares against BFO superstars Dusty Tuckness, Weston Rutkowski, Toby Inman and Schell Apple!

Billy Bob's Texas Updated Bag / Purse Policy


In an effort to enhance public safety, Billy Bob’s Texas has updated its security policy by limiting the size and style of bags allowed in the venue for all concerts, events, and evenings. All bags and purses will be subject to search and inspection. The policy will take effect on Thursday, June 15th, 2017.

Billy Bob’s Texas’ new bag and security policy is part of the continued effort to review, assess, and update our security procedures for the safety and convenience of our patrons and empl... Read more

Backstage Notes: May 2017


Dwight Yoakam stopped by the World’s Largest Honky Tonk for a night of classic country hits. Prior to his show, he saw around 65 lucky fans for a pre-show M&G. After playing for over 75 minutes Dwight had an after-show meal of an all egg white omelet brought in fresh from Ol’ South Pancake House.

Easton Corbin stopped by for a busy day here at Billy Bob’s Texas. After sound check, Easton walked around the club checking out the silent auction items on display for The Chris Kyle Frog Foundatio... Read more

Billy Bob's Texas President, Concho Minick, Nominated for ACM Talent Buyer of the Year


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Fort Worth’s own Concho Minick, President of Billy Bob’s Texas, has been nominated for The Academy of Country Music® Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year award. The nomination was included in the Industry Award nominees for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™.

Industry Award, Studio Recording Award and Special Award winners will be announced and celebrated during the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera catego... Read more

Billy Bob’s Blog

  • 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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