Aaron Watson’s new single “Raise Your Bottle” was inspired by his dad, and all Veterans. Every penny that the song generated went directly towards wounded heroes and their families. The single hit #1 on the Texas Music Chart in July.
18 artists performed inside Billy Bob’s and outside on Rodeo Plaza as Willie Nelson brought his 39th annual July 4th Picnic back to Billy Bob’s Texas. Bill Anderson made his Billy Bob’s Texas debut at age 74.
JB and the Moonshine Band made their Billy Bob’s debut on the Honky Tonk Stage and blew the doors off with over 1,500 fans in attendance. The band organized a “Billy Bob’s or Bust” bust trip for about 60 East Texas fans to travel here from Tyler, Texas and back.
Charlie Robison records his “Live at Billy Bob’s Texas” CD and DVD.
The Go-Go’s come back to visit after a 28 year absence. There was a bomb threat at the hotel where the Go-Go’s were staying and the entire hotel was evacuated. Without their personal belongings, the ladies went to the local CVS and loaded up on supplies and then performed the concert wearing their own tour merchandise.
Kyle Park, Lee Brice, Bob Schneider, Turnpike Troubadours, Toadies, The Dirty River Boys, and Aaron Lewis all make their Billy Bob’s debut.