Country Music, Classic Rock, Bull Riding, Dining - Billy Bob's Texas

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This week in Billy Bob's History

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April 01, 1981

Billy Bob's Texas opens in the Fort Worth Stockyards on April 1, 1981 with a performance by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Waylon Jennings plays April 2 and 3, Janie Fricke performs April 4 and the lines stretch around the block for Willie Nelson's April 5 and 6 shows.

They set the first show to take place on April 1, having the ability to say "April Fools!" if anything went wrong or the venue wasn't ready.

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