Plus Drake White, Spin Doctors and Los Lonely Boys set to take the stage in August
New concerts announced & tickets on sale now for Wade Bowen, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wallflowers, Rodney Carrington & Corey Smith
Billy Bob’s ‘Lone Star Murder Mystery’ dinner shows featured on Saturdays
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Airs Weekly on RFD-TV Sundays at 7/6c and also available on-demand at RFDCC.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Billy Bob’s Texas first opened in 1981. Since then more than 17 million visitors have enjoyed live entertainment each month, when stars from the present and past grace the stages.
New Concerts Announced & On Sale NOW! More new shows have just been announced to the Billy Bob’s concert calendar. Tickets are on sale NOW for the following concerts: SEPT 07 – Tower Of Power (Ticket Info) SEPT 20 – Corey Smith (Ticket Info) SEPT 27 – The Wallflowers (Ticket Info) OCT 04 – Old Crow Medicine Show (Ticket Info) OCT 11 – The Bacon Brothers (Ticket Info) DEC 29 – Rodney Carrington (Ticket Info)
Location: Billy Bob’s Texas Historic Fort Worth Stock Yards 2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76164 (817) 624-7117 DIRECTIONS
Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner & Show Every Saturday The Lone Star Murder Mystery dinner and show series kicks off in the month of June at Billy Bob’s. The award winning actors who created the original Lone Star Murder Mysteries take guests on a lighthearted trip back to the Wild West, where laughs fly like bullets and hilarity is the law of the land. For more information or to buy tickets, please click here.
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Airs Sundays At 7/6c On RFD-TV Live at Billy Bob’s Texas gives the listener a front row seat to concerts at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. The music series has compiled powerful performances featuring hits from legendary country music artists like Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Eddy Raven, Gary Stewart, Asleep at the Wheel, Janie Fricke and more. There’s also more than a dozen singer-songwriters from the Texas and Red Dirt Music scene including Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, Randy Rogers Band, and even a popular Fort Worth rock band, The Toadies.
In a partnership that started over 20 years ago, Smith Music Group has gathered a collection of their favorite cuts – including icons Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson with newer artists like Shooter Jennings – and put them into a TV show! You’ll see exclusive interviews, one-offs from up-and-comers and intimate backstage acoustic performances.
Live Bull Riding Every Friday & Saturday Night! Every Friday and Saturday night at 9 pm & 10 pm you can catch the excitement of live bull riding in the former auction ring at Billy Bob’s.
Bull riding at Billy Bob’s is conducted just like at a professional rodeo. Riders enter early in the week, pay an entry fee, and take home only what they win. Rules call for the rider to hang on for eight seconds with only one hand in the braided loose rope. The riders can earn up to 50 points for the way the bull bucks and the degree of difficulty, as well as up to 50 points for the control the cowboy shows. A perfect score of 100 has never been achieved at Billy Bob’s – and has only been reached once in the history of pro rodeo.
For contestant info and Bull Riding entries, contact Kaitlyn Shaw by phone at 214-957-8859, or send an email to email@example.com.
Billy Bob’s: Lending a Hand to Music History Artists placing their hands in cement has been a tradition at Billy Bob’s for more than two decades.
Many of the club’s showcased artists have been honored with various awards and accolades. For some, however, their favorite honor is being part of what is now known as Billy Bob’s ‘Wall of Fame’.
Patrons can visit the Wall of Fame and see the hand prints and autographs of Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and even Ringo Starr to name a few. Many fans enjoy comparing their hand size to the celebrities.
Dance at Billy Bob’s! Billy Bob’s legendary dance floor is open every day and night for dancers to show off their skills!
SUNDAY AND MONDAY: Couples Dance Classes Sunday- 5 and 6PM | Monday- 7 and 8PM | $5 per person Click here for more info!
WEDNESDAY: Ladies Night With Free Line Dance Lessons Free entry for ladies | Great prizes
THURSDAY: College Night With Free Line Dance Lessons Free entry with a college ID
SATURDAY: Lunch and Line Dance At High Noon, With Specials In The Honky Tonk Kitchen For Dancers Free line dance lessons | 20% off lunch for dancers in the Honky Tonk Kitchen
About Billy Bob’s Texas: Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the 100,000 square foot cattle barn became Billy Bob’s Texas in 1981. Since then more than 17 million visitors have enjoyed live entertainment and real bull riding at “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk”.
The facility can hold 6,000 rowdy patrons on a given night and has been host to hundreds of musical acts, from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top. On Fridays and Saturdays, the venue also features live bull riding – a step up from the mechanical variety. It seems like an unlikely source for a series that has sold millions of albums.
Billy Bob’s has been named the Country Music Club of the Year 10 times by the Academy of Country Music.
Includes all 38 charting hits, including duets with Charlie Rich, Johnny Duncan, Merle Haggard and Larry Gatlin
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke announces the release of ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’ through Real Gone Music on August 9. This 41-track, 2 CD compilation includes many of her 18 number one hits including “What’re You Doing Tonight,” “It Ain’t Easy Being Easy,” “He’s A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen),” “Tell Me A Lie” and more. All forty-one songs released on ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’ will be available at Amazon.com. Also included are popular duets with Johnny Duncan, Merle Haggard, Charlie Rich, George Jones and Larry Gatlin.
“It is with thankfulness and sheer pride to see this project appear at a time in my life when I least expected such a special gift,” says Janie Fricke. “The team who researched my recordings worked many hours to come up with choice songs from my recorded repertoire. As I look back to those years of hours spent in the studio with the best producers, musicians and engineers, I never dreamed that it would become a pretty package all wrapped up, presented to me and the world in 2019.”
Raised on a farm in Indiana, Janie Fricke began singing in church, and later turned that talent into a career which began as one of the marketing industry’s most successful jingle singers. Long before her success as a country artist, millions of people became familiar with Fricke’s voice through ads for United Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, McDonald’s and Red Lobster. She soon became a session singer where she was singing background in the studio with some of the biggest country stars of the late 70’s and early 80’s, including Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, and Mel Tillis.
After a string of duets with such greats as Merle Haggard and Moe Bandy, Fricke landed a solo recording contract in the early 80’s and scored several hit singles, including “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby,” “He’s a Heartache” and “You’re Heart’s Not In It.” She won CMA’s coveted “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1983 and ’84 and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been credited with over 1,600 album projects and scored 36 hit singles.
In addition, Fricke put a bluegrass spin with some fresh interpretations to many of her beloved tunes with the release of Country Side of Bluegrass. The 13-track collection was produced by Bil VornDick, whose credits also include Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, and Marty Robbins, and features some of the finest pickers in the industry.
Janie Fricke ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’ Track Listing Disc 1: 1. What’re You Doing Tonight 2. Come A Little Bit Closer (with Johnny Duncan) 3. Stranger (with Johnny Duncan) 4. Baby It’s You 5. Please Help Me, I’m Falling (In Love With You) 6. On My Knees (with Charlie Rich) 7. Playing Hard To Get 8. Love Your Troubles Away For A While 9. Let’s Try Again 10. But Love Me 11. Pass Me By (If You’re Only Passing Through) 12. He’s Out Of My Life (with Johnny Duncan) 13. Down To My Last Broken Heart 14. Pride 15. I’ll Need Someone To Hold Me (When I Cry) 16. Do Me With Love 17. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby 18. It Ain’t Easy Being Easy 19. You Don’t Know Love 20. He’s A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen) 21. Tell Me A Lie
Disc 2: 1. Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It 2. If The Fall Don’t Get You 3. Your Heart’s Not In It 4. A Place To Fall Apart (with Merle Haggard) 5. The First Word In Memory Is Me 6. Who Cares (with Ray Charles) 7. All I Want To Do In Life (with George Jones) 8. She’s Single Again 9. Somebody Else’s Fire 10. Easy To Please 11. Always Have, Always Will 12. When A Woman Cries 13. Are You Satisfied 14. From Time To Time (It Feels like Love Again (with Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers) 15. Baby You’re Gone 16. Where Does Love Go (When It’s Gone) 17. I’ll Walk Before I’ll Crawl 18. Heart 19. Give ‘Em My Number 20. Love Is One Of Those Words
Janie Fricke On Tour: AUG 17 – The New Granbury Live / Granbury, Texas SEP 07 – Private Event / Centerville, Texas OCT 05 – Confederate Square / Gonzales, Texas NOV 02 – Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium / Sweetwater, Texas NOV 16 – Orange Blossom Opry / Weirsdale, Fla. FEB 20 – Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts / Victoria, Texas FEB 21 – New Brauntex Theater / New Braunfels, Texas FEB 22 – Dosey Doe Big Barn / Spring, Texas JUN 21 – Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater / Branson, Mo. JUL 10 – Blue Gate Theatre / Shipshewana, Ind.
About Janie Fricke: A two-time CMA & ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, Fricke has hit the #1 spot on the Country charts an astounding 18 times. She was named Billboard Magazine Top Female Vocalist, was the First Female Voice on the Moon, and was named the UK’s Country Music Round Up’s Most Popular International Female Solo Act. Her music has reached Gold and Platinum sales status worldwide, and the talented and personable Indiana native has recorded numerous jingles for Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut and United Airlines. Janie has released 25 albums and 36 hit singles, and she remains one of the most-beloved entertainers in the Country field. For more information, go to www.janiefricke.com.
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Past Award Recipients Include Muhammad Ali, Gene Autry, Garth Brooks, Bob, Hope, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt and many more.
Plus, Country Rebel Presents Multiple ‘Church Sessions’ Acoustic Performances.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country and Gospel hit-maker, T. Graham Brown was surprised at the Independence County Fair in Batesville, Arkansas with the ‘Arkansas Traveler’ award. This award is an honorary title given to notable individuals who serve as goodwill ambassadors of Arkansas. The honor, bestowed upon Brown by Governor Asa Hutchinson, was presented by Senator James Sturch. Past recipients of this prestigious award include Muhammad Ali, Garth Brooks, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Billy Graham, Bob Hope along with Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.
“The Governor of Arkansas bestowed the high honor of the ‘Arkansas Traveler’ award upon me,” says T. Graham Brown. “Thank you so much to the people of Arkansas for making me an ambassador for their great state. It is such an incredible honor.”
As part of the ‘Church Sessions’ series, produced and presented by Country Rebel, T. Graham Brown’s acoustic performance of “Hell And High Water” premiered today, preceded by “Wine Into Water” July 21st and “Darlene” July 18th. “I Tell It Like It Used To Be” is set to premiere August 1st. Country Rebel’s ‘Church Sessions’ were filmed earlier this year at the Nashville Vineyard Church and include over thirty artists. The series has accrued over 20 million total views to date.
The Bell Buckle, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce crowned T. Graham Brown and his wife Sheila as the 2019 RC Cola and MoonPie King and Queen in June. Along with these honors, T. Graham Brown maintains a full summer tour.
T. Graham Brown on Tour: JUL 26 – Evangeline Downs Casino / Opelousas, La. JUL 27 – Georgia Mountain Fair / Hiawassee, Ga. AUG 22 – Bell Buckle Event Hall / Bell Buckle, Tenn. AUG 23 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Mt Vernon, Ky. SEP 09 – Clay County Fair / Spencer, Iowa. SEP 27 – Sugar Creek Casino / Hinton, Okla. NOV 09 – Wellington Ritz Theatre Inc. / Wellington, Texas
About T. Graham Brown: T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts. He has had multiple number one hits in country, gospel and blues. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots.
In early 2015, Brown released his latest Grammy nominated album, Forever Changed, which featured collaborations with Vince Gill, Jason Crabb, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune and more. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as “Larry’s Country Diner” and “Country’s Family Reunion.” Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.
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“Kyle Dillingham has made Opry history. His debut tonight, and the first ever to enter and exit on a skateboard. It is my thought that the fiddler blew the roof off the Grand Ole Opry house tonight!” – Bill Cody, Grand Ole Opry Announcer/Host
“On Wednesday night, the Grand Ole Opry was electrified with the first appearance of Kyle Dillingham. He skated his way on stage and fiddled his way into the hearts of a sold out crowd that wound up on their feet! Congratulations, Kyle, you set this place on fire!” – Duane Allen, The Oak Ridge Boys
Plus, Dillingham proposes to girlfriend backstage after Opry debut
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kyle Dillingham, the skateboarding, fiddling phenom once again cemented his status to be referred to as such, during his Grand Ole Opry debut on Wednesday, July 24. The classically-trained maestro from Oklahoma claimed his own unique part of Opry history by becoming the first guest artist to ride his skateboard onto Country music’s biggest stage. Spinning to a perfect 360 degree stop inside the circle, with his fiddle in one hand and hoisting his skateboard into the air with other, Dillingham revealed an image of Dolly Parton on the board’s opposite side to the Opry crowd. Met with favorable applause, Dillingham and his Horseshoe Road band mates, Peter Markes and Brent Saulsbury, immediately belted into their rendition of Albert Brumley’s “I’ll Fly Away.” Closing out his two song set before skating offstage, Dillingham flexed his classically-trained music muscle with a performance of the classic Russian romance “Ochi Chyornye (Dark eyes),” paying tribute to the historic tours to Soviet Russia in the 70s and 80s by Roy Clark and The Oak Ridge Boys.
“For my whole life, my two passions were fiddling and skateboarding!” said Dillingham. “Never in my life did I ever imagine that they would come together and make history on the most sacred stage in country music! I am so proud to now be a part of the Opry story. How awesome to share this incredible moment with my band mates, Peter Markes and Brent Saulsbury, and to be surrounded by family and dear friends backstage!”
Dillingham Gets Engaged Backstage After Opry Debut After Kyle’s one-of-a-kind Opry debut, he returned to his backstage dressing room where he was surrounded by friends, family and his band mates. While thanking everyone in the room for their contribution and support for his career, he turned to his girlfriend Ginnette Tavzel, bended down on one knee and popped the question. She tearfully embraced Kyle and said “yes,” as everyone around cheered and applauded.
“As if an Opry Debut was not enough excitement for one night, I also took the moment backstage to ask my girlfriend, Ginny, to be my wife! “Into the Circle” (dressing room number 4) was transformational for me personally and professionally. Both of these moments will have an enormous impact on the rest of my life, and I am so grateful that I will have somebody so wonderful to share the journey with me!”
Kyle Dillingham Events & Appearances: JUL 28 – Crossings Community Church / Oklahoma City, Okla. AUG 25 – Guthrie First United Methodist Church / Guthrie, Okla. OCT 01 – Edmond Festival Market Place / Edmond, Okla. OCT 04 – Hilton Garden Inn / Lawton, Okla. OCT 17 – Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame / Muskogee, Okla. OCT 18 – Post Oak Lodge / Tulsa, Okla. For Kyle’s current performance schedule, please visit horseshoeroad.net/calendar.
About Kyle Dillingham: Kyle Dillingham picked up the violin when he was nine, and eight years later, he gave two featured performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Kyle is now managed by legendary impresario, Jim Halsey, who has guided the careers of many great performers including Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys and James Brown. Between Dillingham’s touching songwriting, classic covers and fiddlin’ favorites, he is sure to have audiences on their feet. Dillingham has represented America internationally in 40 countries, and is the youngest ever recipient of the distinguished Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award, thus earning him the title of “Oklahoma’’s Musical Ambassador.” He’s also performed for many governmental leaders including the Japanese, Thai and Saudi Arabian Ambassadors to the United States. Through his musical diplomacy, Dillingham has serenaded the King of Malaysia, the Princess of Thailand, and performed during Singapore’s National Day Celebration. His performance at the Beijing Central Conservatory was broadcast on Chinese national television.
Dillingham has also been a soloist with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Amici New York Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Enid Symphony Orchestra, the Oklahoma City University Orchestra, the UCO Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, and the Oklahoma Community Orchestra.
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GRAMMY Award winning Vincent nominated for ‘Female Vocalist Of The Year’ & ‘Collaborative Recording Of The Year’ for duet with Dolly Parton
New video for her single “Like I Could” premieres on RollingStone.com; set to air on the Heartland Network’s Country Music Today, and CMT Music.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As announced by the International Bluegrass Music Association at a Nashville press conference recently, Rhonda Vincent & The Ragehave been nominated for four 2019 Bluegrass Music Awards. Vincent received a nomination for Female Vocalist Of The Year, along with a Collaborative Recording Of The Year nod for her duet with Dolly Parton on “Please,” a song originally written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin.
Additionally, Vincent’s Rage band mates also received two nominations in their respective categories, with Hunter Berry for Fiddle Player Of The Year and Josh Williams for Guitar Player Of The Year.
“Our life’s love and career are totally immersed in bluegrass music,” said Vincent. “It’s what we do! We are so thrilled to be recognized by the members of IBMA. Special thanks to Elton John & Bernie Taupin for allowing us to create a bluegrass version of “Please,” and to Dolly Parton for her amazing creativity and for joining us on the song.”
The winners will be announced during a gala awards presentation on September 26 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C.
New video for “Like I Could” premieres at RollingStone.com, plus set to air on The Heartland Network and CMT Music RollingStone.com recently premiered Vincent’s new music video for “Like I Could,” a song co-written by Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely, along with Erin Enderlinand Bobby Tomberlin. The video features Vincent’s real life husband and manager Herb Sandker, who portrays the role of a wandering-eyed lover whose actions spurns the dissolution a once perfect relationship. The video was shot in Nashville’s Music City Bar & Grill, and Directed by Jason Lee Denton and Steve Voss.
The Heartland Network will also premiere the video on Country Music Today this Friday, July 26 at 2:19 pm ET, with additional airings on Saturday, July 27 at 12:29 am & 6:21 pm, and on Tuesday, July 30 at 2:37 pm.
CMT Music will also premiere the video to their CMT Edge portal, with airing dates/times still to be announced. Stay tuned to CMT.com for more information.
Rhonda Vincent On Tour: 7/28 Lyons, CO / Rockygrass 8/2 Parsons, WV / Pickin’ In Parsons 8/3 Milan, MI / Milan Bluegrass Festival 8/10 Copper Mountain, CO / Guitar Town / Copper Mountain Resort 8/14 PRIVATE / Nashville, TN / iHeart Radio 8/15 Marion, NC / NC State Bluegrass Festival 8/17 Gettysburg, PA / Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival 8/24 Pelham, TN / The Caverns / Buy Tickets 8/30 New Richmond, Quebec, CANADA / New Richmond Bluegrass Festival 8/31 Thomas Point Beach, ME / Bluegrass Festival 9/1 Thomas Point Beach, ME / Bluegrass Festival 9/7 Wagoner, OK / Bluegrass & Chili Cook Off 9/12 Versailles, KY / Kentucky Castle 9/13 Sullivan, IL / Backyard Bluegrass Festival 9/19 Bean Blossom, IN / Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival 9/20 Kodak, TN / Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival 9/21 Conway, MO / Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival 9/24 Branson, MO / Clay Cooper Theatre 9/27 Shipshewana, IN / Blue Gate Theatre 9/28 Vine Grove, KY / Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival 10/4 Franklin, NC / Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts 10/5 Lebanon, VA 10/12 Waldron, AR / Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival 10/13 Jefferson City, MO / Windstone Entertainment Event Center 10/18 Mamaroneck, NY / The Emelin Theatre 10/19 Hamilton, OH / Parrish Auditorium 10/24 Anderson, SC / Anderson Bluegrass Festival For Rhonda’s most up-to-date tour schedule, visit rhondavincent.com
About Rhonda Vincent: Rhonda Vincent was born in Greentop, Missouri, where she grew up performing in her family band, The Sally Mountain Show, featuring country and bluegrass music. After releasing a handful of her own successful bluegrass albums on Rebel Records as the 1990’s began, she was signed to a country recording contract with Giant Records. Songs such as “I’m Not Over You,” “An Old Memory (Found It’s Way Back Home Again),” “I Do My Cryin’ At Night,” and “At The Corner Of Walk and Don’t Walk” endeared her to fans of traditional country music, even if the mainstream audience was not ready for her unashamedly country sound. After developing a loyal following within both musical styles, she chose to return to her bluegrass roots in 2000, and hasn’t looked back. Her powerful voice and unrelenting work ethic have made her the undisputed “Queen of Bluegrass” (a title bestowed upon her by The Wall Street Journal), earning her a closet full of bluegrass music awards, and a GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2017. Her first-class presentation both on and off stage has allowed Vincent to be one of the only bluegrass artists of the 21st century whose albums consistently reach the Billboard Country Top 40, finding a home among both camps of fans. She is also one of Nashville’s most in-demand harmony singers, heard on recordings alongside names such as Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, and Daryle Singletary. For more information and the latest tour itinerary, visit rhondavincent.com.
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