Right now I am preparing a vibrant return to the keyboard, with some articles on how to help out venues and the crippled music industry. EVERY festival cancelled for the year as well as EVERY show. We finally had a smaller version of Record Store Day today, with two other “drop days” planned for the year. With all of the failed shows and lost income from 2020, new albums were the ONLY shining light we had so far.
I opted to turn this article into a whole series of them, delving deeper into the state of live music as I study it both online and personally. In the next few weeks I am going to be reaching out to various markets all over the United States and abroad to find out JUST HOW bad of shape the live local music business is in…..BUT I WILL NOT write it in a dramatic or click bait fashion like other sites will.
This past week in Texas one of the more famous venues re opened, and is hosting shows with current prevention methods in place. Slowly, I am hoping that touring bands can and will slowly begin rolling again nationwide by the beginning of next year.
I do not care WHAT KIND OF MUSIC YOU enjoy and support, this whole deal affects ALL OF US without a doubt. All of us need to group together as one and help the venues stay afloat during this terrible ordeal. I’m going to be bringing you MORE great volumes of this subject in the future.
SEP 11 – Cory Morrow (Ticket Info)
SEP 12 – Granger Smith (Ticket Info)
SEP 18 – Mark Chesnutt (Ticket Info)
SEP 19 – Ned LeDoux (Ticket Info)
SEP 25 – Riley Green (Ticket Info)
SEP 26 – Josh Weathers (Ticket Info)
More new shows have just been announced to the Billy Bob’s concert calendar. Tickets are on sale NOW for the following concerts:
OCT 02 – Copper Chief (Ticket Info)
OCT 03 – Aaron Watson (Ticket Info)
OCT 09 – Mike Ryan (Ticket Info)
OCT 10 – Mike Ryan (Ticket Info)
OCT 16 – Roger Creager (Ticket Info)
OCT 17 – Shane Smith & The Saints (Ticket Info)
OCT 23 – Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen: Hold My Beer And Watch This Tour (Ticket Info)
OCT 30 – Lonestar (Ticket Info)
For the full concert calendar, special event and visitor information, please go to www.billybobstexas.com
Circle airing Live At Billy Bob’s Texas!
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 Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Eddy Raven, Gary Stewart, Asleep at the Wheel, Janie Fricke, and more.
Now, Circle network is carrying Live At Billy Bob’s Texas! Launched in January, Circle Media celebrates the country lifestyle and puts fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. Based in Nashville, Circle includes a linear network as well as a companion over-the-top (OTT) premium entertainment service which is expected to launch in spring 2020. Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray TV.
Go to CirclePlus.com for shows, schedules, and a simple guide to getting the channel.
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 handprints 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’.
To view the gallery, click here.