Billy Bob’s favorite Chris LeDoux is scheduled to perform Oct. 17, but he is diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis in August. Ill and in need of a liver transplant, LeDoux is forced to cancel the show. Billy Minick uses the opportunity to turn a negative into a positive, and more than 2,000 well-wishers, fans, and friends turn out at the club on the canceled show date for “The World’s Largest Rally for Chris LeDoux”. Participants sign a giant card for Chris. That night, LeDoux receives a transplant at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.
Pat Green sells out Billy Bob’s for the first time in September. To date, Pat Green has sold out Billy Bob’s 15 times.
Rascal Flatts debut in December to a crowd of screaming female fans.