We ended the year with the long awaited return of the Eli Young Band. They returned to a sold out showroom and spent the day visiting with friends and family. Prior to the concert they entertained around seventy five of their faithful fans with a pre-show M&G. The highlight of their night was sharing the midnight toast with all in attendance here at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. After the show they entertained their guests with one special guest of former NFL punter Jeff Gossett (the punter whom the phrase hang time was coined).
It was a very special treat for everyone here in attendance as they were able to see not one but two great bands. Eli Young Band and Josh Abbott Band shared the main stage here at BBT and entertained the crowd for over two hours. There were not two separate M&G’s but just one large one as the people who were lucky enough to be on EYB or JAB M&G list got to meet not just one but have their photos made with both bands together backstage.
JAB returned for a second night to perform to a near sold out showroom. They had a M&G with around fifty fans prior to the show and played for well over 90 minutes. After the show they entertained an entourage of current MLB players (with two Texas natives Cameron Rupp of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox number one prospect Courtney Hawkins). The party lasted until closing time here at BBT.
Joe Diffie made his return to the main stage here at BBT and everyone in the crew was very professional. He did a M&G for over fifty lucky fans prior to the show, and he played all of his hits over his thirty five year career during his set which lasted for over 90 minutes.
Texas music legend Pat Green made his yearly stop here at BBT. He played to a nearly sold out crowd here and had an M&G of over 75 fans. He performed everyone’s favorite songs for well over two hours. It always feels more like a family reunion backstage when Pat comes to BBT as he is one of the favorite sons here at the World’s Largest.
Whiskey Myers had backstage rocking as they made their return to BBT. They had two M&G’s prior to their show here as they saw BBT country club members first and then saw seventy five fans and radio members. Their electrifying concert lasted for well over two hours and had everyone in attendance bouncing the entire time.
American Aquarium returned to Billy Bob’s but this show was different for them. This time they were not performing on the Honky Tonk Stage, but rather making their debut as the headliner on the main stage. BJ Barham performed numerous radio interviews during the day and his excitement and enthusiasm for playing the main stage was evident in every one. They did not perform a private backstage M&G but rather went out to the merch table to share the experience with everyone after the show.
Ryan Bingham made a stop by the World’s Largest Honky Tonk and showed everyone that he was not only a singing cowboy, but a rodeo cowboy as well. Prior to his ninety minute concert he entered as a team roper next door at the Cowtown Championship Rodeo.