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- Misunderst... Read more

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 v... Read more

June Round Up

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 a... Read more

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 Plan... Read more

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, ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks Week of 5/14


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

Wade Bowen- Sun Shines on a Dreamer

Koe Wetzel-  Austin

Isaac McClung- Just Her

Janis Joplin- Me and Bobby McGee

Chris Colston- Gone

Shea Abshire- Kickapoo Redemption

Mike Ryan- Sad Song 

Willie Nelson- Something You Get Through

John Mayer- I Don't Trust Myself

Parker McCollum- Misunderstood

Chosen by Shelby Taylor: Shelby works in our Marketing Departmnet! She is a student at Tarleton State University. She loves Texas Country and ... Read more

Lonestar Murder Mystery Dress Rehearsal


Last night was our final dress rehearsal for the upcoming Lonestar Murder Mystery dinner and show! The show takes place at Billy Bob’s Texas 81 Club on Saturday nights June 16 until August 25.

The show began with an authentic Texas gourmet buffet setting the stage for the dramedy to follow.  The ensemble of talented actors brought the action to life as guests attempt to discover who murdered Rebecca Angel.

Invited guests were taken back in time to the early 1900’s Fort Worth, when the west was... Read more

What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks Week of 5/7


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

Drake White- Livin' The Dream 

Tyler Childers-  I Swear (To God)

Josh Ward- All About Lovin'

Cody Jinks- Mamma Song 

Greta Van Fleet- Safari Song

Midland- Burn Out

Mike Ryan- The Rewrite 

Josh Weathers- Mind, Body, and Soul 

Chosen by Marty Travis: Marty is Billy Bob's General Manager! He has been around Billy Bob's for more than 2 decades and loves discovering new music!

May Round Up

Billy Bob's Rib-Eye Steak Recipe


Billy Bob's Rib-Eye Steak
16oz Prime Rib-Eye 
Chopped Garlic0.5oz
Lea and Perrins1oz


1. Mix cold butter with chopped butter, cumin, cayenne, Parsley and Lea and perrins mix and chill
2. Season steak with salt and pepper gernerously.
3. Mark on a grill.
4. Finish steak... Read more

What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks


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

Kaitlin Butts- It Won't Always Be This Way

Ashley McBryde- A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega

Parker McCollum- Hell of a Year

Brett Eldredge- The Long Way

Tyler Childers- Whitehouse Road

Midland- Burn Out

Jon Pardi- She Ain't In It

Cole Swindell- Break Up In the End

Kacey Musgraves- Space Cowboy

Cam- Diane

Chosen by Terran Flusche: Terran works in our Marketing Departmnet! She is married to a guitar player named Jerrod and has a dog na... Read more

April Round Up

March Round Up

Unleashed Reunion Tour/Granger Smith Backstage Notes


February 16th Unleashed Live Reunion Tour (Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison, Bruce Robison)

A collaboration that started seventeen years ago that made it possible for friends to get together and do what they each loved so much, made it to the Main Stage of the World’s Largest Honky Tonk.  The bands all slid up next to the curb around 10am straight from their gig the night before out in Lubbock.  After Loading in and setting the stage up for the night, the band and crew dispersed for lunch (some ate... Read more

Billy Bob’s Blog

  • 40 gallons of whiskey

    Merle Haggard made the Guinness Book of World Records for buying the largest round of drinks when he bought 5,095 drinks of Canadian Club for the entire club.  The bill totaled $12,737.50 and equaled 40 gallons of whiskey.

  • Billy Bob’s Doors since 1981

    More Than 17 Million Visitors have come through Billy Bob’s Doors since 1981.  With it's international notoriety, the club sees visitors from around the world.  Billy Bob's truly has carved a niche in the world of country music and entertainment. 

  • 47,500 Bucking Bulls

    Over the past 30 years, more than 47, 500 bulls have bucked in Billy Bob’s arena. World Champions including Tuff Hedeman, Ty Murray, and Adriano Moraes have all tested their skills in Billy Bob’s arena. Bull riding at Billy Bob’s is often the focus of movie and TV shoots, including specials on Comed...Read more

  • Billy Bob’s launched own recording

    In 1998, Billy Bob’s launched its own recording label - Live at Billy Bob's Texas -  to  capture the magic of the club's famous live shows. Now totaling over 47 full concert recordings spread out over 3 decades, Live at Billy Bob's Texas, is one of Country Music's most extensive catalogs, featuring ...Read more

  • Lights, Camera, Honky Tonk

    Billy Bob’s Texas has been featured on several TV and Movie screens and has served as the location for several music videos for country’s biggest stars.  A number of episodes of the original television series “Dallas” were shot on location. Other shows include “Walker Texas Ranger”, CBS’s “Happy New...Read more

  • Movies filmed at Billy Bob’s

    Movies filmed at Billy Bob’s include: “Over The Top”, starring Sylvester Stallone in 1987,  “Baja Oklahoma”, with Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote & Willie Nelson in 1988,  “Necessary Roughness”, with Scott Bakula, Sinbad, Robert Loggia & Kathy Ireland in 1991, and “Pure Country” in 1992, starring Ge...Read more

  • Garth Brooks pointed an arrow

    When Garth Brooks signed the famous backstage wall, he also drew the words 'the King' and an arrow pointing to the ceiling.  What was up there?  A cardboard cut out of none other than  ‘the King’ George Strait.  That cardboard version of the 'King of Country' is still there today.

  • Pat Green sold out 15 times

    Pat Green has sold out Billy Bob’s 15 times.  Pat's first sell out performance occurred in September of 2000.  His most recent sell out happened in January of 2015.  Pat was also the first artist to record on our Live at Billy Bob's Texas label - his recording was a test for Merle Haggard on New Yea...Read more

  • The bronze statue of Billy Bob Barnett’s mentor

    The bronze statue of Billy Bob Barnett’s mentor, Benny Binion, disappeared during the night after Billy Bob’s closed in 1998.  It is now on display at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.

  • Filming of Pure Country

    During the filming of Pure Country, a disguised George Strait and his wife Norma, came to Billy Bob’s with members of the film crew. They celebrated in Billy Bob’s VIP room.  Billy Bob's bathroom was used for a small scene in the movie.

  • Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent

    Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent.  In one weekend in 1982, it paid Reba McEntire $3,500 on a Friday, and George Strait $4,500 on a Saturday – a fraction of what those performers command today.

  • Willie Nelson played over 50 times

    Willie Nelson has played over 50 times at Billy Bob’s Texas.  One of his fondest memories is riding a horse into the showroom.  In 2004, Willie brought his 4th of July picnic to Cowtown, drawing an estimated crowd of 10,000.

  • Tanya Tucker

    When Tanya Tucker was asked what she wanted on her tombstone, she replied “She’s not here, she’s playing at Billy Bob’s."   Tanya has been a 30-year friend of the club, delivering dynamic performances every time she stops by.

  • Chris LeDoux at his first Billy Bob’s show

     LeDoux, a former rodeo cowboy who had worked on the labor list for Billy Minick, said at a CMA Event "My name is Chris LeDoux and someday I'm going to get to play Billy Bob's".  In January of 1992, he arrived to play his first Billy Bob’s show in a motor home with a small equipment trailer. 

  • Martina McBride first came to Billy Bob's

    Martina McBride first came to Billy Bob’s as a t-shirt sales person for Garth Brooks.  Her husband was in Brooks’ production crew. 

  • Troy Aikman on-stage with Shenandoah

    Troy Aikman once jumped on-stage with Shenandoah in the 90’s to sing a version of ‘Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys’.  Troy was a regular fixture backstage and a good friend of the club.

  • “Black & Black, Back to Back”

    Clink Black played the Tarrant County Convention Center and Billy Bob’s booked his brother, Kevin Black.  The show drew a large crowd suspecting Clint might show up at his brother’s performance.  He didn’t, and the next day’s paper read “Black & Black, Back to Back."

  • Shooter Jennings

    Shooter Jennings used to attend the club with his father, Waylon Jennings and his mother, Jessi Colter, as a child.  Shooter has since become an American singer songwriter active in the country music and Southern rock genres.

  • Vanna White plays with Blain Gray Band

    While in town for a taping of Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White stopped in to play tambourine on a few numbers with the Blain Gray Band on the honky tonk stage.

  • The Dancing Machine

    Wendell Nelson started giving dance lessons at Billy Bob's at the end of 1981.  He's taught more than 100,000 people - including Julia Roberts and Paula Zahn.  Wendell can still be found teaching couples dance lessons on Sunday and Monday nights, as well as leading the line dance lessons every Thurs...Read more

  • Rock the house

    Billy Bob's has long been home to many kinds of music.  From rock to rhythm and blues, it's more than just country and western acts that perform on our famous stage. Past artists include Roy Orbison, The Temptations, James Brown, B.B King, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and many,...Read more

  • Farewell to Nolan Ryan

    One of the greatest pitchers of all time - Nolan Ryan - developed a long time relationship with the club.  On September 12th, 1993, Ryan's 'Farewell to a Legend" retirement party was held at Billy Bob's.  Film star, and Angels' owner Gene Autry - attended the event.

  • Guinness Book World's Largest Belt Buckle

    The largest belt buckle is 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) tall, 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in) wide, achieved by ESPN in partnership with Kelly Graham (Both USA) at “ESPN The Magazine’s NEXT BIG Weekend” in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, on 3 February 2011.   According to event organizers, the facade of the aluminum buckle paid h...Read more

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