Billy Bob’s was open, but the club lacked experienced management. The club needed someone who knew the club inside and out. Hickman, Murrin, and Jury agreed that Billy Minnick was just the man for the job. The biggest priority the revitalized Billy Bob’s faced was to stop spending and start making a profit. The let go of the advertising agency and moved their promotional work in-house, and Billy’s wife, Pam Minnick, joined the team as the Promotions, Marketing, and Advertising Director. It would be two years before she received a paycheck.
By spring of 1989, artists were enthusiastic about returning, and a new tradition began at the club. Handprints of the entertainers were captured in concrete and hung on the ‘Celebrity Wall of Fame’. On April 1, 1989, Billy Bob’s celebrated it’s eighth anniversary. The date was also chosen as the clubs grand re-opening. Willie Nelson played to a packed house on March 31 and into the wee hours of the anniversary. The Bellamy Brothers played April 1 and cut the giant Billy Bob’s birthday cake.