January Round Up

What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks January 2019

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

Cracker- Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now) 

Pat Green- Wave on Wave 

Flatland Cavalry, Kaitlin Butts- A Life Where We Work Out (feat. Kaitlin Butts) 

Casey Donahew- Stockyards

Kevin Fowler- Beach Please 

Stoney LaRue- Oklahoma Breakdown  

Brothers Osborne- It Ain't My Fault  

Dwight Yoakam- Fast As You  

Tyler Childers- I Swear (To God) 

Corey Smith- Twenty-One 

Josh Abbott Band- I'll Sing About Mine

Chosen by the Billy Bob's ... Read more

Winter Series Bull Riding

Our winter bull riding series in full force! The winner lands a spot on the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour.

Here's the current standings: 


New Shows Announced 12/10!

Tickets on sale Friday, December 14, at 10am!

Friday, January 25- Kevin Fowler

Saturday, January 26- Stoney LaRue

Friday, February 1- Josh Ward

Saturday, February 2- Easton Corbin

Friday, April 5- Tyler Childers

Billy Bob's Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Billy Bob’s employee of the year, Kim Paschall! We are so glad to have you on our team!

December Round Up

What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks December 2018

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

Randy Rogers Band- Too Late for Goodbye 

Toadies- I Come From the Water 

Maren Morris, Zedd, Grey- The Middle 

Jon Pardi- Heartache On The Dance Floor 

American Aquarium- Losing Side Of Twenty Five 

Wade Bowen- Saturday Night  

Jason Boland- When I'm Stoned 

Mike Ryan- Damn Good Goodbye 

Paul Cauthen- Marfa Lights

Charley Crockett- Look What You Done 

Whiskey Myers- Virginia

Brett Young- In Case You Didn't Know

Tyler Childers- I ... Read more



December 8- Wade Bowen

December 21- Paul Cauthen

January 19- Casey Donahew Band

February 8- Brothers Osborne

February 16- Dwight Yoakam

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am at billybobstexas.com!


November Round Up

What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks November 2018

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

Ben Haggard- Mama Tried 

Parker McCollum- Silhouette 

Shania Twain & Bryan White- From This Moment on 

Wade Hayes- Old Enough to Know Better 

Billy F Gibbons- MIssin' Yo' Kissin'

Willie Nelson- On the Road Again 

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real- Find Yourself 

Margo Price- Hurtin' (On the Bottle) 

Turnpike Troubadours- Gin, Smoke, Lies 

Chris Janson- Drunk Girl 

Shotgun Rider- Dancing WIthout Me 

Chase Rice- Ready Set Roll 



December 15- Mike Ryan

December 22- Charley Crockett

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am at billybobstexas.com!



December 31- Randy Rogers Band

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am at billybobstexas.com!

What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks October 2018


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

Eli Young Band- Love Ain't

Josh Turner- Why Don't We Just Dance 

Willie Nelson- Georgia On My Mind 

Turnpike Troubadours-  Whole Damn Town

Whiskey Myers- Anna Marie 

Randy Rogers Band- One Thing I Know

Charley Crockett- I Am Not Afraid 

Tyler Childers- Follow You To Virgie 

Kings Of Leon- Wait For Me

Ruston Kelly- Mockingbird

Chosen by the Billy Bob's Texas team! 

October Round Up

October House Bands

October 3-6 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.

Octo... Read more



December 1- Chase Rice
December 28- Whiskey Myers
December 30- The Toadies

PLUS Willie Nelson back on sale!

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am at billybobstexas.com!

What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks September 2018

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

Shane Smith & The Saints- All I See Is You

Travis Tritt- It's A Great Day To Be Alive 

Eli Young Band- Oklahoma Girl 

Jon Wolfe- Boots On A Dance Floor

Turnpike Troubadours- 7&7

Whiskey Myers- Bar, Guitar and a Honky Tonk Crowd

Mike Ryan- The Rewrite

Chris Knight- Nothing On Me 

Josh Turner- Why Don't We Just Dance 

Kolton Moore & The Clever Few- I'll Still Miss You 

Chosen by the Billy Bob's Texas team! 

September House Bands

September 5-8 Niles City

ABOUT 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 Louisville 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 ... Read more

What We're Listening To: BBT Staff Picks August 2018


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

Sara Evans- A Little Bit Stronger

Shane Smith & The Saints - Born & Raised

Granger Smith- You're In It

Los Lonely Boys- Heaven

Josh Turner- Why Don't We Just Dance 

Turnpike Troubadours- Good Lord Lorrie

Jamey Johnson- In Color

Randy Houser- How Country Feels

Lee Ann Womack- I Hope You Dance 

Kolton Moore & The Clever Few- Just Stay

Grady Spencer & The Work- Nothing Is Bad

Travis Tritt- It's A Great Day To Be Alive 

Whiskey My... Read more

August House Bands

August 1-4 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... 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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