Plus, New Years Eve at Billy Bob’s will rock with Texas’ own Randy Rogers Band set to ring in 2019!
FORT WORTH, Texas – Billy Bob’s is the home of big-name concerts, bull riding and chicken fried steak with a reputation as gigantic as the state itself. With a new dance floor, Billy Bob’s Texas fans will be two-stepping throughout the month of December with top name entertainers from the past, present and future gracing its historic stage.
New Year’s Eve will be another huge night at Billy Bob’s as Texas-based Randy Rogers Band will take the stage to ring in 2019!
DEC 01 – Chase Rice
DEC 07 – American Aquarium
DEC 08 – Wade Bowen
DEC 14 – Jason Boland & The Stragglers
DEC 15 – Mike Ryan
DEC 21 – Paul Cauthen
DEC 22 – Charley Crockett
DEC 28 – Whiskey Myers
DEC 29 – Brett Young
DEC 30 – The Toadies
DEC 31 – Randy Rogers Band
More fun facts on Billy Bob’s Texas…
Rock the house!
Billy Bob’s has long been home to many kinds of music. From rock to rhythm and blues, it’s more than just country and western acts that perform on our famous stage. Past artists include Roy Orbison, The Temptations, James Brown, B.B King, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and many, many more.
The Stars at Night, Are Big & Bright!
Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent. In one weekend in 1982, it paid Reba McEntire $3,500 on a Friday, and George Strait $4,500 on a Saturday – a fraction of what those performers command today.
Garth Brooks pointed an arrow!
When Garth Brooks signed the famous backstage wall, he also drew the words ‘the King’ and an arrow pointing to the ceiling. What was up there? A cardboard cut out of none other than ‘the King’ George Strait. That cardboard version of the ‘King of Country’ is still there today.
Lights, Camera, Honky Tonk!
Billy Bob’s Texas has been featured in many acclaimed films, including Pure Country starring George Straight, Baja Oklahoma starring Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote and Willie Nelson. In Addition, Billy Bob’s Texas can be seen in reruns of many episodes of Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger.
For additional information and upcoming concerts and events, visit www.billybobstexas.com
About Billy Bob’s Texas:
In 1980, at the height of the Urban Cowboy craze, the idea for Billy Bob’s Texas was born. Billy Bob Barnett and Spencer Taylor plotted what to do with a 100,000-square-foot department store that was closed and for sale. Barnett knew that the authenticity of the Stockyards and the size of the space would lend itself well to a nightclub. They hired a crew of 80 and set to work. Billy Bob was hesitant to make a commitment about when the club would open. He set the date for April 1, 1981. A fallback plan, if everything fell through, would be “April Fools!”
Originally, the idea was to capitalize on the popularity of local musician Jerry Max Lane by naming the club “Jerry Max’s Texas,” but when legal barriers of licensing that name began to surface, Billy Bob added his own namesake to the club and “Billy Bob’s Texas” was born.
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T. Graham Brown to perform his hit “Wine Into Water” at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson Dec. 1
HENDERSON, N.C. – For one night only, GRAMMY nominated legendary country and soul singer T. Graham Brown will be making his theatrical debut in Kaine Riggan’s ‘A Waffle House Christmas Musical‘ Saturday, December 1st at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson, North Carolina.
A down-home style musical to help get you in the Christmas spirit, the production stars Joyce DeWitt (“Janet” from ‘Three’s Company’) and features select members of the original Nashville cast who join local talent. Brown will play the character of Willie Wainwright, a man struggling with alcohol and personal turmoil, and will also deliver a musical performance of his hit song “Wine Into Water.” A Waffle House Christmas Musical is sure to fill your appetite for Christmas fun!
“Kaine Riggan has written a wonderful, heartwarming Christmas musical and I’m so proud that he chose “Wine Into Water” as one of the songs in the score,” says Brown. “I’m also excited about getting to sing it in such a special theatrical setting!”
Set in a Waffle House on Christmas Eve, the family-friendly musical comedy follows an unlikely mix of characters who are getting snowed in for the night. DeWitt plays Rita, a Waffle House waitress who finds herself in the center of the action and faced with a tough choice after an unusual visit from one of her “regulars”. The show is both hilarious and touching, featuring original music by T. Graham Brown, Randy Travis, and other top Nashville songwriters. The musical was originally commissioned by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Southeast Waffles, LLC and first produced at the Nashville Dinner Theater. This one-night-only engagement is the final workshop production.
Also this holiday season, fans can find Christmas music with a soulful country sound on ‘Christmas With T. Graham Brown.’ This is his first Christmas album, available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and everywhere digital music is found. The project, produced by Brown and Tony Griffith, was released by Mansion Entertainment, is distributed by The Orchard (a division of Sony Music) and can be streamed or purchased here.
Ticket to the musical may be purchased at www.McGregorHall.org or by calling (252) 598-0662.
T. Graham Brown on Tour:
DEC 01 – McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center / Henderson, N.C.
DEC 06 – Bell Buckle Banquet Hall Event Center / Bell Buckle, Tenn.
DEC 15 – National Finals Rodeo / Las Vegas, NV
DEC 31 – Country Gold @ Wild Rose Casino / Clinton, Iowa
JAN 12 – Llano Theater / Llano, Texas
MAR 30 – The Coyote Store / Gail, Texas
APR 05 – Orange Blossom Opry / Weirsdale, Fla.
MAY 04 – Cooter’s Place / Luray, Va.
MAY 10 – Rayne Frog Festival / Rayne, Lou.
For the complete tour schedule, please click here.
About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 38 singles on the Billboard, gospel and blues charts. Six of these singles reached no. 1 and 8 more reached the top 10. He is also recognized for singing popular advertising jingles for McDonald’s, KFC, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Dodge Trucks, Ford, Harrah’s Casino, Almond Joy, Discover, and dozens more. Among these was the wildly popular Taco Bell ‘Run For The Border’ campaign, which he sang for over four years. Brown still actively tours through the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry with regular television appearances on RFD-TV’s ‘Country’s Family Reunion’ and ‘Larry’s Country Diner.’ T. Graham’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved performers of the day. His first Gospel album, ‘Forever Changed,’ was nominated for a Grammy.
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.@TGrahamBrown to appear Dec. 1 in #AWaffleHouseChristmas Musical with #ThreesCompany star Joyce DeWitt at @McGregorHall in #Henderson, N.C.
Plus John Crist, Nate Bargatze, Doug Benson, Cody Ko & Noel Miller, Janeane Garofalo, Rita Rudner, 85 South and more to be announced
Tickets available at NashComedyFest.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2019 Nashville Comedy Festival makes its explosive return to a myriad of stages the week of April 8 through 14.
Iconic American comics Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy are set to take the stage for a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ event on the historic stage of The Opry House on April 14; comedy superstar Sebastian Maniscalco brings twice the laughs with 2 shows at TPAC’s Polk Theater on April 13; multi-talented mega-star Ali Wong makes her Ryman Auditorium debut on April 10; sharp-witted late night king Jim Jefferiesreturns to historic Ryman Auditorium on April 12; trendsetting YouTube comedy duo Rhett & Link bring their hit live show to Ryman Auditorium on April 9; and comedy powerhouse Tom Segura takes over Ryman Auditorium for 2 shows on April 14 to close out the festival.
The week of non-stop laughter will also see the Ryman debut of John Crist for 2 shows, the return of festival favorite Doug Benson, homegrown star Nate Bargatze, the acerbic wit of Janeane Garofalo, comedian/author/actress Rita Rudner, Tiny Meat Gang podcasters Cody Ko & Noel Miller, and rising podcast stars 85 South.
Tickets on sale now at www.nashcomedyfest.com. Many more to be announced.
The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic show rooms in Nashville, including The Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, TPAC’s Polk Theater, and Zanies.
April 09 – Rhett & Link / Ryman Auditorium 7:00 PM
April 10 – Ali Wong / Ryman Auditorium 7:30 PM
April 11 – Cody Ko & Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang Live / TPAC’s Polk Theater 8:00 PM
April 12 – Jim Jefferies / Ryman Auditorium 7:30 PM
April 12 – Nate Bargatze / TPAC’s Polk Theater 7:30 PM
April 12 – Janeane Garofalo / Zanies 9:30 PM
April 13 – John Crist / Ryman Auditorium 3:00 PM
April 13 – Doug Loves Movies / Zanies 4:20 PM
April 13 – John Crist / Ryman Auditorium 6:00 PM
April 13 – Sebastian Maniscalco / TPAC’s Polk Theater 7:00 PM
April 13 – Rita Rudner / Zanies 7:00 PM
April 13 – Sebastian Maniscalco / TPAC’s Polk Theater 9:30 PM
April 13 – Janeane Garofalo / Zanies 9:30 PM
April 14 – Jay Leno & Jeff Foxworthy / The Opry House 6:00 PM
April 14 – 85 South / TPAC’s Polk Theater 7:00 PM
April 14 – Tom Segura / Ryman Auditorium 7:00 PM
April 14 – Tom Segura / Ryman Auditorium 9:30 PM
About Outback Concerts:
Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events each year, ranging from clubs to arenas across the country and Canada, Outback Concerts also produces the Nashville Comedy Festival. Outback Concerts President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame. In November of 2016, Mike Smardak was honored with a distinguished NATD Award alongside Nashville’s most recognized members of the entertainment industry. In March of 2018, Smardak was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award. Promoter Andrew Farwell was voted IEBA Rookie of the Year in 2014.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Beloved country music instrumentalist and Hee Haw star Jana Jae is set to appear on RFD-TV during the 1:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM CT broadcast on November 29 to promote the upcoming Kornfield Friends 2019 Tour, which will kick-off on March 14 at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, Washington.
Kornfield Friends is a newly created touring production being executive produced by Jana Jae and consists of original cast members from Hee Haw. Kornfield Friends will bring a touch of ‘Kornfield Kounty’ to stages around the US and Canada and will have the audience involved from the beginning to the end. Whether singing, clapping, laughing or crying, this show has something for everyone.
Each show will include Lulu Roman, Misty Rowe, Jana Jae, and Buck Trent – all four cast members of the hit country music variety show HEE HAW! HEE HAW is only one of a handful of television programs that have had a profound and lasting influence on American culture with many of its skits today being woven into the American comedic fabric.
The hit television show, which continues to air on RFD-TV in reruns, take the viewer to their happy place in time with some rural culture, fun humor, and some great country music.
For more information on Jana Jae visit janajae.com or kornfieldfriends.com.
Kornfield Friends is executive produced by Jana Jae, managed by Al Schiltz for The Consortium, and booked by Robert Williams and Whitney Crabtree for WBA Entertainment.
About Jana Jae:
Whether Jana Jae is taking part in a bravura performance of Bach’s Double Concerto For Two Violins or bringing a country fair crowd to it feet with a sizzling rendition of “Orange Blossom Special,” she’s the kind of performer that people don’t forget.
Jana Jae taught music during her early career until she felt inspired to take her unique blend of music on the road. Jana, and her trademark ‘Magic Blue Fiddle,’ soon took the world of country music by storm. Buck Owens was one of the first big names to recognize her talent and hired her as the first female member of his “Buckaroos” band, and she was part of the regular team of performers on the popular television show, “Hee Haw.” She won national credos as an acclaimed fiddler, and has appeared with country greats such as Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Chet Atkins, the Oak Ridge Boys and Ricky Skaggs.
About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. With a mission of reconnecting “city with country,” RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, The Cowboy Channel, and RFD-TV The Magazine. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100 million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee.
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.@JanaJaeOwens to appear on @OfficialRFDTV #RFDTV for #KornfieldFriends on November 29 at 1:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM CT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music legend Deborah Allen will be bringing her live ‘Rockin’ Little Christmas‘ show to the historic Franklin Theater on December 15th to fans of all ages. With a full band that will also include a horn section, Deborah will be pulling out all of the stops and performing her most memorable Christmas show ever.
“Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love it!” says Deborah. “The twinkling lights, being with family and friends, the many acts of kindness, the joy in the children’s eyes on Christmas Day and celebrating the birth of Jesus makes the world a brighter place!”
Deborah has penned more than 1,600 compositions for hundreds of artists, including smash hits by LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Isaac Hayes, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Fleetwood Mac and more. She found success of her own, hitting the charts with unique songs like I’ve Been Wrong Before,I Hurt For You, Rock Me, If You’re Not Gonna Love Me, Wrong Side Of Love, Break These Chains and her signature song, Baby I Lied.
In addition to her success as a singer-songwriter, Deborah has also written the classic children’s book, ‘The Loneliest Christmas Tree‘ and recently played a role in the movie ‘The Least Of These – A Christmas Story‘ starring g. Michael Nicolosi, Tayla Lynn and Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys, which is currently available on Amazon Prime Video. Deborah not only acted in the film, she performed five songs included on the soundtrack, three of which she wrote.
About Deborah Allen:
Deborah Allen is one of those rare artists who forged their own path to success and ended up building a world-class career in the process. An extraordinarily talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer, Deborah’s unique abilities as an artist may be matched only by her enthusiasm and creativity as an individual. It is that formidable combination of spirit and talent that keeps the Grammy-nominated entertainer in demand.
In some ways, Baby I Lied confirmed the idea that an artist could have success in different formats with the same song, a precedent that would prove to be years ahead of the crossover trends of today. Baby I Lied not only appealed to Country and Pop radio listeners, earning multiple Million Air-Play Awards in the process, but it also resulted in a pair of Grammy nominations for the Delta songstress, one as a vocalist and one as a songwriter.
Throughout her phenomenal journey of hits and accomplishments in every facet of her career, Deborah Allen remains true to her vision. From her discovery by Roy Orbison, to her friendship with Shel Silverstein, her work with Prince, Deborah creates art entirely on her own terms. With a distinguished career built on success after success as a performer, songwriter and producer, the dynamic Delta singer from Memphis, Tennessee, has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. That’s simply not Deborah Allen’s style.
For ticketing information, go to FranklinTheater.com
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.@DeborahAllen3 to bring #RockinLittleChristmas to @TheFranklinTheater