Country legend Conway Twitty died June 5, only a few weeks before his scheduled performance at Billy Bob’s on June 26. With many tickets for the show already sold, Skip Ewing performed a tribute to the late singer. Ticket holders were allowed to enjoy the show for free, and were also offered a refund of their tickets. 50 percent of the concert-goers did not ask for a refund so they could keep their ticket as a memento.
Mercury Records chooses Billy Bob’s to launch it’s “Mercury Triple Play” concert tour on March 26, which helps launch the careers of two of country music’s biggest names – Toby Keith and Shania Twain.
Billy Bob’s Texas wins its third ACM “Club of the Year” Award in April.
Tim McGraw, who had just released his first single, “Indian Outlaw”, opens for Joe Diffie at the club.
Jerry Jeff Walker begins a new holiday tradition by performing on Christmas Day.