Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Some of Country Music’s Biggest Stars’ Recordings

 

LIVE AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS SERIES
CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SOME OF
COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS’ RECORDINGS

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe Recordings Turned Into AXS-TV Specials

In 1998, in partnership with Smith Music Group, led by Rick Smith, Sr., Billy Bob’s Texas began recording live performances from select artists taking the stage of the award-winning nightclub to be part of their Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series. The series launched with back to back recordings of Pat Green and Merle Haggard. Now, in 2018, the famed series is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

“The Live at Billy Bob’s recordings give music fans who haven’t been to The World’s Largest Honky Tonk an opportunity to hear and feel the energy of a live show,” says Billy Bob’s VP of Marketing, Pam Minick. “For those who have experienced it in person, it’s another chance to relive it all over again. The series really captures the diversity of Billy Bob’s as we’ve recorded everything from Texas music newcomers to country music legends.”

Artists who have participated in the series range from national country music stars like Tanya Tucker, Roy Clark, T. Graham Brown, Exile, Johnny Lee, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Collin Raye, Mark Wills, Lynn Anderson, Joe Diffie, Janie Fricke, Earl Thomas Conley, Eddy Raven, Michael Martin Murphey, Doug Stone, T.G. Sheppard and John Conlee to the biggest names on the Texas music scene including Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jack Ingram, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Charlie Robison and more.

Billy Bob’s Texas is known for making cameo appearances in many music videos and several movies, but the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series made its way to the television screen with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe’s concert recordings filmed and aired on AXS-TV, which continue to re-air.

“It was such an honor and thrill to record my CD, Live at Billy Bob’s, because I could take that story all across the country, raving about the biggest honky-tonk in America! – Janie Fricke

“I remember recording my Live at Billy Bob’s project. There was a huge crowd there that night and they were hootin’ & hollerin’. It continues to be one of our best selling CDs and people tell me all the time how much they like it! Thanks to Smith Music Group and Billy Bob’s! – T. Graham Brown

SIGHTING: Matthew McConaughey at The Venetian Las Vegas, Saturday, June 17

On Saturday, Matthew and Camila McConaughey hosted a charity blackjack tournament at The Venetian Las Vegas to benefit their Just Keep Livin foundation. The Just Keep Livin foundation is dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future.

Also, in attendance Ali Larter and her husband Hayes MacArthur, country artist Jack Ingram and Butch Gilliam, as well as Matthew’s brother, Rooster McConaughey.

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Presents Fall Entertainment Lineup

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THE BEAT GOES ON WITH STACKED FALL LINEUP TAKING OVER THE STAGES OF DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Feel the rythym of the heart of downtown Las Vegas as it beats to the many sounds heard at Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, where you’ll find the premier restaurant and music venue, Freedom Beat. During October and November, listen to the country tunes of Headliner Jack Ingram, best known for smash hits, like “Love You,” “Barefoot and Crazy” and “Measure of a Man; vibe to the mix of modern country and pop with The Porch Hounds, led by Aaron Benward, former lead singer of Blue County, and Travis Howard, best known for writing Miranda Lambert hits “Famous In a Small Town” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”or rock out with Las Vegas’ own Franky Perez, best known for his 2003 rock radio hit, “Something Crazy,” as well as being the lead singer of Apocalyptica and Kings of Chaos — all in one place and hand-picked by veteran music booker Judy Alberti. Only at Freedom Beat can you see such talent for free!
Every night, check out the Freedom Beat stage from 6 to 9 p.m., then visit the casino floor stage for round two from 9 to 11 p.m., then finish where you started with some American food and drinks back at Freedom Beat from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. In addition to the nightly live music, Mondays at 9 p.m., the Gibson Showcase calls Freedom Beat home, offering up a variety of Gibson guitars for anyone who wants to have a jam session.
Stay in the know with all of the happenings at Downtown Grand here
About Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas.
Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Furnace Bar and The Carson Room. Partnering venues include the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill, world famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city.
Downtown Grand features a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.
Downtown Grand has been recognized with a number of prominent accolades including “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by theLas Vegas Review-Journal, as well as the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Most recently, Downtown Grand was recognized byStrictly Slots magazine’s “Best of Slots 2015” awards in multiple categories including Best Overall Casino, Best Slot Club and Best Casino for Reel Slots, and was also named Best in Downtown Las Vegas for Hotel, Suites, Staff and Pool by Casino Player magazine’s “Best of Gaming 2015”.
For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

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PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR

8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS

TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

AT HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TICKETMASTER AND AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE

WHAT:  The 8th Annual ACM HONORS, as previously announced, is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.  Tickets priced at $40.00 are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office.

WHO: Participants include host Jake Owen, musical director Frank Liddell, performers Dierks Bentley, Clare Bowen, Shawn Camp, Kelly Clarkson, Rodney Clawson, Hunter Hayes, Will Hoge, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Palladio,Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Lee Ann Womack, Dwight Yoakam, Oak Ridge Boys and presenters Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Chesney, Pete Fisher, Brenda Lee, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett,  The Swon Brothers and more. 

Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve BuchananJack Clement (posthumously), Dean DillonToby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie MilsapPaul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, Rob McNelley, Justin Niebank, Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton. Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TXBilly Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TNGrand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT.  Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.  For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Special Awards recipient Merle Haggard was previously presented with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award for his 50 years in country music on the 49th ACM Awards in April. 

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014                                  
          
7:00pm Show Begins

 

WHERE: Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN