A great group of legendary artists came together to raise money for the Assist the Officer Foundation. It was a very busy day backstage with the artists coming together for photo shoots with officers. The most photographed artist was Randy Travis, and the second most photographed person was Officer Greg Riddle of the FWPD. The artists were constantly on the go as the event began with set changes every twelve minutes, and a different artist shuffled up to the Texas club every fifteen minutes for meet and greet sessions.
The Bellamy Brothers returned to the main stage here at Billy Bob’s for an exciting evening, but first they did a little shopping up on Exchange Ave and had Horseshoe Hill Café catered in to backstage by our good friend the original cowboy chef Grady Spears. They held a preshow meet and greet for around 50 family members, friends, and fans prior to playing over ninety minutes.
Jerry Jeff Walker flew into to Meacham field from Austin to perform once again at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. Not only was Jerry Jeff joined by his son Django Walker backstage, but they even shared the stage for a few songs.
Cody Jinks and Whitey Morgan and the 78’s came in for a dual performance and an album release of “I’m Not the Devil” by Cody Jinks. After both finished sound checking, they held a private meet and greet (while the club was closed from 5-6) up in the top half of Billy Bob’s. Then they combined for over three hours of great country music.
The Drinkin’ Man himself Kevin Fowler returned to BBT for yet another stellar performance. Kevin had a preshow M&G that consisted of about 25 lucky fans, and after playing for nearly two hours made his way up to the merch table to sign autographs for all in attendance.
Lonestar made a long awaited return to the main stage here at Billy Bob’s Texas. After spending most of the day catching up with family and friends they held one of the largest M&G’s to date this year with over ninety M&G passes issued for their devoted fans. They held the audience captive for nearly an hour and forty five minutes as they played all of their hits.
Billy Bob’s was rocking with a change of pace as we welcomed the Summerland Tour 2016 featuring Lit, Sponge, Everclear, and Sugar Ray. After a long day of sound checking all four bands Everclear held a very intimate and special MG for twenty fans as they sang two acoustic songs backstage and visited with each person individually and then taking photos with all as a group. At the conclusion of the concert Everclear went up to the merch table and signed autographs.
Joe Nichols came rolling into town for another phenomenal show here at the world’s largest. There was no slowing Joe down as after sound check he found time to get in a workout. All of this would be enough to make any one want to take it easy for a while but not Joe. Prior to the show he found enough energy to see 65 radio winners and fans for a meet and greet. Then Joe went on to wow the crowd for a show lasting over 90 minutes with a song dedicated to the Legendary Randy Travis who was in attendance and sitting side stage.