List of Scheduled Performers at Billy Bob’s Texas in August
As noted in USA TODAY, the world’s largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob’s IS Texas. It’s the home of big-name concerts, bull riding and chicken fried steak with a reputation as gigantic as the state itself and with a new dance floor, Billy Bob’s Texas fans will be two-stepping throughout the month of August with top name entertainers gracing its historic stage.
According to a press release the 10-time Academy of Country Music “Nightclub of the Year” has had over 17 million visitors since opening in 1981.
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 including her most recent performance in June.
In addition, 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 Texas has also been featured in many notable movies, including Pure Country starring George Strait, Baja Oklahoma starring Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote and Willie Nelson, Necessary Roughness starring Scott Bakula, Sinbad, Robert Loggia and Kathy Ireland, and Over The Top starring Sylvester Stallone just to name a few. In addition, Billy Bob’s Texas can be seen on reruns of many episodes of Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Billy Bob’s Texas is not just about the concerts, more than 47,500 bulls have bucked in Billy Bob’s Arena to date.