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What We’re Listening To: BBT Staff Picks July 2018

 

Here’s a list of what we’re listening to right now!

Koe Wetzel- Austin

Jason Isabell – Cover Me Up

Maroon 5– Girls Like You 

William Clark Green– Hit You Where It Hurts

Grady Spencer- Things To Do

Josh Weathers Band- Mind, Body and Soul

Luke Combs– Houston We Got a Problem

Tom Petty- Mary Jane’s Last Dance

Drake White- Makin’ Me Look Good Again

Wade Bowen- So Long 6th Street

Cody Canada & The Departed- Lipstick

Shane Smith & The Saints- Born & Raised

Parker McCollum- Misunderstood

Turnpike Troubadours- Pay No Rent 

Josh Abbott Band- Girl Down in Texas

Tracy Byrd- I’m From The Country 

Willie Nelson- City of New Orleans

Stoney LaRue- Us Time

David Allan Coe- You Never Even Called Me By My Name – Live at  Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, TX

Billy Joe Shaver- Wacko from Waco 

Pat Green- Take Me Out To The Dancehall

Chosen by the Billy Bob’s Texas team! 

July House Bands

July 4-7 Keith Mitchell

ABOUT KEITH MITCHELL:  If you need the number one premier country music band in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex to make your next event a truly entertaining and memorable occasion, then look no further! KMB is a 5-piece band with the most current song list selection of today’s top country music hits, as well as a great mix of classic, Texas red dirt, rock and R & B that allows them to cover any type of event. Their combination of stellar musical performance, outstanding vocals and stage presence will have your event rockin’ all night! Keith Mitchell Band is THE most awarded band in the D/FW area, winning the prestigious Terry Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award three years in a row. No other previous winners(Lone Star, Ty Herndon, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Trace Adkins) had ever won this award back to back, let alone three times. Keith was also named Male Vocalist of the Year for the Terry Awards. They were specifically chosen to headline one of the entertainment planning industry’s largest events (2011 NACE) in the country, playing on the 50 yard line of Cowboys Stadium. In 2008 they were the opening performers for the biggest Rodeo in the United States, Cheyenne Frontier Days “Daddy of ’em All”. That event alone, they opened for Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Kelly Pickler, and many other great acts. After listening to them perform for just a few minutes you’ll understand why. 

July 11-14 Jay Michaels & Niles City 

ABOUT JAY MICHAELS & NILES CITY: Niles City, three miles north of the business center of Fort Worth in central Tarrant County, was incorporated in February 1911. The town was called “the richest little city in the state of Texas” because of the high value of several corporations within its boundaries. It was named in honor of Louville Veranus Niles of Boston, Massachusetts, a large stockholder in the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company; Niles was given credit for the fact that the Swift and Armour packing companies located their plants in the vicinity. The Fort Worth Stockyards, including the Live Stock Exchange Building and the packing plants, all located within the Niles City corporate limits, were valued at over $12 million in 1911.

Because of these historic facts, the band decided on the name to reflect a wealth of musical richness and diversity, and to commemorate an area in Texas steeped in country music tradition.

 

July 18-21 Hazard County 

ABOUT HAZARD COUNTY: With an ALL-STAR cast of characters, Hazard County has burst on to the North Texas live music scene at the Top Venues including DALLAS COWBOY Football games (AT&T Stadium), Top Clubs (Billy Bobs Texas, Gas Monkey, Gilley’s and Southern Junction), and numerous city Festivals with rave reviews. Specializing in a current, versatile and high energy show, the members of Hazard County have years of experience making your Wedding, Special event, Corporate event, or Festival a truly memorable occasion.  With a Set-List that sets them apart including the newest Country, Rockin Texas Country, Rock and R & B, Hazard County will rock your event! 

July 25-28 Brian Lynn Jones

ABOUT BRIAN LYNN JONES: Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys are a tight, high-energy Rock-N-Tonk band. They move effortlessly and convincingly through all forms of American roots music and deliver country, rock-n-roll, blues and classic rock just to name a few. Rock-n-Tonk is a term coined by the band that sums up their sound: Roots Country with the gritty edge of Rock-n-Roll. The only way to truly grasp the vibe is to come see a live show!

What We’re Listening To: BBT Staff Picks Week of 6/11

Here’s a list of what we’re listening to right now!

Black Cross- She Talks to Angels 

Taylor Swift- Look What You Made Me Do 

Gary Allan- Best I Ever Had

Brothers Osborne- Stay A Little Longer 

Maren Morris- The Middle 

Tyler Farr- Walks In The Bar 

Koe Wetzel- Austin 

Chris Stapleton- Tennessee Whiskey

Dierks Bentley- Black

Chosen by Box Office: Our box office is where you can buy your Billy Bob’s Texas tickets! They are very hard workers, and enjoy having fun on their time off! 

June House Bands

June 1-2 Rob Dixon

ABOUT ROB DIXON:  Rob Dixon moved to Ft Worth, TX from Nashville, TN in October of 1981 after a 2 year stint with the legendary George Jones. He went to work in the house band at Billy Bob’s Texas which had only been open since April of that same year but was well on it’s way to becoming the top country music club/venue in the country. In the spring of 1982, Rob put together his own band in a Ft Worth Stockyards club and has had one of the top country dance bands in the DFW area for 36 straight years. Rob and his band (the Lost Cowboy band) still regularly play Billy Bob’s Texas as well as all the other major clubs in the area. Rob built a recording studio in 2000 to record his own music but has also recorded and produced CD’s on several local and national acts including Jake Hooker, Curtis Potter, Gary Stewart, and Bob Wills Texas Playboys (remaining members) and other local bands. Rob Dixon and the Lost Cowboy band have opened for hundreds of country music stars over the years such as George Strait (6 times), Merle, Willie, Waylon, Alabama, Hank Jr., Ray Price, Don Williams and ever Ray Charles and Tina Turner. In fact it would easier to list the acts they haven’t opened for. Rob’s attention to music quality, deep baritone voice, and smooth style make him a favorite every where they play. The Lost Cowboy band also features 3 other talented singers which gives the band great harmonies and a variety of lead vocals and different styles. Their song list varies from new country to classic country with a little rock and funk thrown in. If you love to dance, you will love Rob Dixon and the Lost Cowboy band.

June 6-9 Keith Mitchell

ABOUT KEITH MITCHELL:  If you need the number one premier country music band in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex to make your next event a truly entertaining and memorable occasion, then look no further! KMB is a 5-piece band with the most current song list selection of today’s top country music hits, as well as a great mix of classic, Texas red dirt, rock and R & B that allows them to cover any type of event. Their combination of stellar musical performance, outstanding vocals and stage presence will have your event rockin’ all night! Keith Mitchell Band is THE most awarded band in the D/FW area, winning the prestigious Terry Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award three years in a row. No other previous winners(Lone Star, Ty Herndon, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Trace Adkins) had ever won this award back to back, let alone three times. Keith was also named Male Vocalist of the Year for the Terry Awards. They were specifically chosen to headline one of the entertainment planning industry’s largest events (2011 NACE) in the country, playing on the 50 yard line of Cowboys Stadium. In 2008 they were the opening performers for the biggest Rodeo in the United States, Cheyenne Frontier Days “Daddy of ’em All”. That event alone, they opened for Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Kelly Pickler, and many other great acts. After listening to them perform for just a few minutes you’ll understand why. 

June 13-16 Southern Chrome 

ABOUT SOUTHERN CHROME: Southern Chrome Band is available as a 5-piece act specializing in Texas Country and Top 40 Country covers. A dynamic and versatile band located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area performing songs from such artists as George Strait, Pat Green, Randy Rogers, Aaron Watson, Jason Aldean, Chris Young as well as a few popular rock selections mixed in. All of our band members are seasoned, versatile professionals well versed in many musical styles.

June 20-23 Hazard County 

ABOUT HAZARD COUNTY: With an ALL-STAR cast of characters, Hazard County has burst on to the North Texas live music scene at the Top Venues including DALLAS COWBOY Football games (AT&T Stadium), Top Clubs (Billy Bobs Texas, Gas Monkey, Gilley’s and Southern Junction), and numerous city Festivals with rave reviews. Specializing in a current, versatile and high energy show, the members of Hazard County have years of experience making your Wedding, Special event, Corporate event, or Festival a truly memorable occasion.  With a Set-List that sets them apart including the newest Country, Rockin Texas Country, Rock and R & B, Hazard County will rock your event! 

June 27-29 Brian Lynn Jones 

ABOUT BRIAN LYNN JONES: Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys are a tight, high-energy Rock-N-Tonk band. They move effortlessly and convincingly through all forms of American roots music and deliver country, rock-n-roll, blues and classic rock just to name a few. Rock-n-Tonk is a term coined by the band that sums up their sound: Roots Country with the gritty edge of Rock-n-Roll. The only way to truly grasp the vibe is to come see a live show!

What We’re Listening To: BBT Staff Picks Week of 5/28

Here’s a list of what we’re listening to right now!

Midland- Drinkin’ Problem 

Chris Young- Lonely Eyes 

Kacey Musgraves– High Horse

Cody Canada– Lipstick

Brothers Osborne– Shoot Me Straight 

Kevin Fowler- Beer, Bait, and Ammo 

William Clark Green– Ringling Road

Jack Ingram– Goodnight Moon 

Mike Ryan- Sad Song

Jerry Jeff Walker- Viva Luckenbach 

Bruce Robinson- Traveling Soldier 

Blake Shelton- Some Beach 

Josh Weathers- Foolish

Terri Clark- Lie Too

Dierks Bentley- Drunk On Plane 

Chosen by Shanda, Sharri, Khrystyn, and Gail! They work in our Group Sales department. You can catch them listening to their favorite music, or spending time with their family! 

Billy Bob’s Texas New Dance Floor

After 37 years and more than 17 million Two-Stepping visitors, Billy Bob’s Texas replaced the iconic dance floor this week.  Today, the new dance floor will open with one lucky couple getting the opportunity for the First Dance.   Dance enthusiasts are encouraged to register at 4:30 with the Ribbon Cutting and First Dance at 5 pm, each registrant will receive a segment of the historic old dance floor.  In addition to the millions of visitors that have enjoyed the 2000 square foot dance floor, it has been featured in the movies  “Necessary Roughness”, “Pure Country”, “Baja, Oklahoma”, “Over The Top” and music videos including the most recent one by the popular band Midland.

Sunny Sweeney two-steps in to Billy Bob’s for an ailing Wade Bowen

Sunny Sweeney has been entertaining fans at Billy Bob’s Texas for more than a decade. Born in Houston, Texas, Sunny started her music career in Austin.  She gained a following on the club circuit before releasing her debut album, Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame, which produced three regional singles on the Texas Music Chart.

In 2010, the lead-off to her second studio album, “From a Table Away,” became her first single to chart in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

Sweeney’s fourth studio album, Trophy, was released in 2017.  There are quite a few cuts on “Trophy” that have that fun and spicy side to the singer, such as the quite outspoken title cut, a track that one gets the feeling that Loretta Lynn could have pulled off quite easily.

Sunny Sweeney has a traditional sound with sassy lyrics and attitude.  She’ll take the stage on Saturday, June 9th – stepping in for Wade Bowen who is under doctors orders for Vocal Rest.

Tickets are $10 at billybobstexas.com or in person at the Billy Bob’s Texas box office.

(Ticket buyers for Wade Bowen will be refunded at point of purchase AND ticket holders will get free admission to Sunny Sweeney at Billy Bob’s Texas – June 9th)

Midland’s “Burn Out” Music Video Filmed at Billy Bob’s Texas

Midland’s new video for “Burn Out” was filmed in one continuous take, in the center of the dance floor at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson and Cameron Duddy traveled to the venue known as the World’s Largest Honky Tonk to craft their tribute to the iconic 1980 John Travolta movie, Urban Cowboy.

Cameron, who’s won MTV Video Music Awards for his work with pop star Bruno Mars, co-directed the clip, along with CMA Video of the Year winner TK McKamy.

What We’re Listening To: BBT Staff Picks Week of 5/21

Here’s a list of what we’re listening to right now!

Koe Wetzel- Fuss & Fight 

Josh Weathers- Dreams

The Cadillac Three– Dang If We Didn’t 

Walking Papers– Leave Me In The Dark

Kiefer Sutherland– Can’t Stay Away

The Highwayman- Highwayman

Gary Clark Jr.– Come Together

Austin Allsup– Briley

Stevie Ray Vaughan- Riviera Paradise 

The Clash- Train in Vain 

Limp Bizkit- Livin’ It Up

Jay Z- 99 Problems 

Chosen by David Boone: David is one of Billy Bob’s club managers! He is a long time Billy Bob’s employee. He enjoys jammin’ out in his Jeep on his days off!