Billy Bob’s Texas hosted an enthusiastic crowd, anxiously anticipating Restless Heart taking the stage on Saturday, July 24th. Regulars at Billy Bob’s throughout it’s almost 30 year history, Restless Heart held the attendance record way back when— until Garth Brooks came to town.
Originally built as a cattle barn in the early 1900s, the building, currently known as Billy Bob’s Texas, was enclosed in 1936 and has been used as an AT-10 airplane manufacturing plant and a department store (Clark’s) so large that the stock boys had to wear roller skates.
In 1981, Billy Bob Barnett opened what has gained international acclaim as “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk”. To date, Billy Bob’s has garnered 5 Academy of Country Music’s “Club of the Year” awards and been awarded the Country Music Association’s “Club of the Year” twice. References to BBT have been made in movies and TV through the years and at least 30 artists have recorded live albums at Billy Bob’s.
Many thanks to Entertainment Director, Robert Gallagher (pictured) , Bear, AJ, Pam Minick, Melissa, Justin, Chris, Wendy, house security, local radio and the entire staff and crew of this landmark for your generous hospitality and another wonderful experience … CHEERS!