Hank Williams Jr. sets the record for most bottles of beer sold at a Billy Bob’s Texas show. He sells 16,000 bottles of beer at a show in February. Nearly 34 years later, his record still stands.
Billy Bob’s begins a “Big Band Sunday” tradition with Count Bassie Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, The Kingston Trio , and The Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Jeff Copenhaver, a former world champion calf roper turner pastor, begins holding Cowboy Church in the Billy Bob’s Texas Arena, beginning a movement that spreads across rural America over the next two decades.
Scenes of the arm wrestling movie ‘Over the Top’, starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert Loggia, are filmed at Billy Bob’s Texas, marking the first feature film shoot on location at the Honky Tonk.
Dwight Yoakam, Delbert McClinton, and Michael Martin Murphey celebrate New Year’s Eve at Billy Bob’s.