Billy Bob Barnett honors his friend and mentor, the Texas-born gambling icon and founder of Binion’s Horseshoe Casino, Benny Binion, with a bronze statue sculpted by Deborah Copenhaver. The statue is placed outside Billy Bob’s, and other Las Vegas icons Steve Wynn and Paul Anka attended the unveiling ceremony.
The Judds perform a showcase concert on the Honky Tonk Stage in May. The Judds would win the Academy of Country Music’s “Top Vocal Duo” award for the next seven years in a row. They were unseated in 1991 by another Billy Bob’s favorite – Brooks & Dunn.