4x Grammy Award Winning Duo for King & Country Bring Early Christmas Cheer to Fort Worth with A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com
Following the news of their first arena tour in two years, four-time GRAMMY Award winning, platinum-selling duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY have announced for KING & COUNTRY | A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour. Joel and Luke Smallbone will be bringing their annual Christmas spectacle to arenas over 14 dates, performing their Top 10 album A Drummer Boy Christmas live in concert for the first time, as well as selections from their industry record SIX consecutive No. 1 hits. Fans will have the chance to see for KING & COUNTRY perform their No. 1 charting, world renowned version of the Christmas classic “Little Drummer Boy.” To get a taste of what to expect, check out the duo’s sparkling performance of “Little Drummer Boy” on ABC’s CMA Country Christmas HERE. for KING & COUNTRY are honored to partner again with Salvation Army during the upcoming tour to help families in need during the holiday season.
Joel and Luke will stop in Fort Worth on Dec. 3 at Dickies Arena before wrapping up with an extraordinary world-wide livestream concert event at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.
Joel and Luke Smallbone share in a statement: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. and one of our favorite shows to perform! We’re thrilled to be bringing A Drummer Boy Christmas to you, in person and indoors for the very first time. We’ll be bringing the lights, the stage, and all the holiday cheer. And in the spirit of giving, we’ll be partnering with our friends at the Salvation Army to collect toys for children at throughout the tour. Looking forward to ringing in this Christmas season with you!”d will be held 2-1/2 hours before every performance. The unique experience provides fans access to the competition floor to see the outrageous designs and epic size of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks! Each pass includes an autograph card plus a souvenir pass and lanyard exclusive to Crash Zone attendees! Passes will be available to purchase will supplies last.
The Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live tour is a partnership between Mattel and Raycom-Legacy Content Company. Visit www.hotwheelsmonstertruckslive.com for more information.
for KING & COUNTRY has broken their own industry record with their sixth consecutive No. 1 single, the multi-chart smash hit “Amen.” The chart-topping duo now have FIVE No. 1 hits from their GRAMMY winning, RIAA Gold certified album Burn The Ships, and nine No. 1 hits overall. “Amen” is currently climbing the mainstream charts, reaching No. 17 and 15 on Billboard and Mediabase’s AC charts, respectively. Billboard recently wrote about the duo’s unparalleled success in a Chart Beat piece at the link provided HERE. The guys are currently in the studio, working hard to complete their next studio album out early next year.
11/27/21 Grand Rapids. MI Van Andel Arena
11/28/21 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
12/2/21 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/3/21 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena
12/4/21 Houston, TX Toyota Center
12/5/21 Cedar Park, TX H-E-B Center
12/9/21 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
12/10/21 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
12/11/21 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
12/12/21 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
12/16/21 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
12/17/21 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
12/18/21 Duluth, GA Gas South Arena
12/19/21 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
About for KING & COUNTRY
for KING & COUNTRY, brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, have won four GRAMMY® Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award and 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Their nine No. 1 songs, including a Billboard Christian Airplay Chart record of six consecutive, have produced more than one billion on-demand streams. The duo’s most recent GRAMMY®-winning, Gold certified album Burn The Ships, debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and produced five No. 1 hits, including the 11-week platinum smash “God Only Knows” and “Amen,” the duo’s most recent No. 1, which has moved into the Top 20 on both Billboard and Mediabase’s AC charts. The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s annual holiday spectacle has become a nationally revered, must-see concert event spotlighted by the duo’s critically acclaimed rendition of “Little Drummer Boy.” The duo’s Christmas album A Drummer Boy Christmas entered at top 10 on the Billboard charts, with single “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” reaching No. 1. The global hitmakers have collaborated with artists like Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Timbaland, amongst others. Additionally, the brothers are committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as programs in support of the arts. Catch for KING & COUNTRY’s high energy performances later this year on A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour.
About Curb | Word Entertainment
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit www.curb.com.
About Dickies Arena
Juneteenth FTW Celebration
Juneteenth Jazz Festival
FEATURING BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN- PERSON ATTENDANCE
DFW Metroplex Jazz and Jim Austin Online host one of the smoothest music festivals of the summer! The National Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, 2021, and will offer both virtual and in-person attendance.
“We are excited to present an incredible weekend of Zydeco, Blues and Jazz for music lovers not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but around the world,” says event promoter Jim Austin.
Don’t miss this incredible weekend of music! VIP venue seats and live streaming tickets are now available. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 817-923-9305 or visit: JimAustinOnline.com.
JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL LOCATION:
The Warehouse , 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110.
American Airlines Juneteenth Jubilee
American Airlines’ Black Professional Network Members, in collaboration with the Dock Bookshop, My Brother’s Keeper, Unity Unlimited, and Jim Austin Online, invite you to celebrate the emancipation of Black enslaved people in the U.S. Guest speaker, Ms. Opal Lee, Honorary Grandmother of Juneteenth, will share the history of Juneteenth and the status of her quest to make it a national holiday. This exciting, family friendly event will have steppers, drummers, poets, storytellers, food, games and more to help you celebrate this holiday. Register to secure your ticket(s).
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Legacy Park Pavilion
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield at Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas.
Sunday, June 20th
Sunday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX,
100 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
Historical Presentation & Discussion:
Black Restaurants that Fed the Civil Rights Movement
Learn how restaurants in the South, such as Dooky Chase’s in New Orleans, The Four Way in Memphis and others, became high-profile focal points for the Civil Rights movement through this informative presentation. The program will also include a talk with self-described black culture curator Deah Berry Mitchell, who will share her insight into the influence that West African cuisine and slavery had on “soul food” and the local black-owned restaurant scene. Register for the program, which be held at noon, Thursday, June 17, via Webex. The Webex platform can be accessed via computer or a smartphone app.
Documentary: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom film screening and discussion
This documentary (not rated, 2019, 51 minutes) explores some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” through witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph. The film chronicles how in the 1930s a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African Americans navigate safe passage across the U.S. well into the 1960s.
Admission is free for this in-person program, but registration is required.
Fin Ewing, president of Ewing Automotive Group and Coach Gary Patterson will take over Billy Bob’s showroom on Wednesday, June 30th in a concert/jam session that will raise money for the Patterson Foundation. The night expects to see a mixture of TCU fans, college students, and high-profile friends, as well as those looking to see who will be in the audience and which surprise guests will join them on stage.
In perhaps a bit of a midlife crisis…in 2016, Fin Ewing happened upon an article that promised anyone could learn to sing. He had never been much of a vocalist, but as a kid, he had spent time around country music greats like Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker, and Larry Gatlin, and always admired people who could step into the spotlight and captivate a crowd. Ewing decided to find out if the article was accurate. He got in touch with a voice coach named Bruce Wermuth and asked, “Can I learn to sing?”
After chatting, Wermuth discerned that Ewing couldn’t play any instruments and had no history of singing. Baffled, he asked Ewing what his goal was. “I want to play a concert”.
His Goal….a concert on the main stage at Billy Bob’s Texas – where he would invite friends and even other artists to enjoy the evening with him. His Band “Fin Ewing and the Wrong Direction” plays a mixture of songs and focuses on the audience having a great time. When he’s not unlocking his musical talents, Ewing is president of Ewing Automotive Group, which owns Mercedes-Benz, GMC, Buick, and Subaru dealerships. The business was started in 1940 by Ewing’s grandfather. Former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlins said of Ewing’s mid-life adventure “He didn’t need a fancy car or a jet, so he learned to sing and put together a darn good band”.
Special Guest TCU Football Coach Gary Patterson, a future College Football Hall of Famer, is now a published songwriter. With a collection of songs he’s written over the past 30 years, Coach Patterson has been collaborating with Nashville songwriters, many will join him at Billy Bob’s. The TCU head coach has released his debut music video “Take a Step Back” as part of an album he is recording. Patterson said “after receiving a $9 check from Spotify, I’m not going to quit my day job”. He is looking forward to performing with Fin Ewing and The Wrong Direction and promised a few other surprise guests.
The concert will benefit The Patterson Foundation. For the Past 20 years The Patterson Foundation’s primary goal has been to provide educational opportunities for all children, with a focus on Fort Worth. Their goal this year is to fund better WiFi access to all children in the area. In 2020, they fed more than 100,000 on Thanksgiving.
Tickets are $20 and go on sale Friday, June 4 at 10AM.
Blake Shelton Brings “Friends and Heroes” 2021 Tour to Dickies Arena, September 25th.
Country music superstar Blake Shelton will make his long-anticipated return to the road alongside his friends and heroes beginning August 18. The boot-stomping, hit-making, arena-selling entertainer will visit 16 cities for a 17-date run, including a stop at Nashville’s own Bridgestone Arena and a two-night residency in Washington, D.C. “Friends and Heroes 2021” will welcome very special guest Lindsay Ell, with special appearances by Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd and Trace Adkins.
The tour stops at Dickies Arena on Saturday, Sept. 25.
“A little over a year ago when the world shut down and we had to postpone the tour, I was already in Omaha getting ready for the show that night,” Shelton said. “I told you we would be back, and I’m thrilled to say we are kicking off the Friends and Heroes 2021 Tour in Omaha. I’m giving everybody in every city plenty of notice – you might as well tell your boss you’re gonna be late to work the next day and pay that babysitter overtime, because we are going to play some country music for y’all until they turn on the lights. And that might not stop us! I’m excited to welcome Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, Trace Adkins and my very special guest Lindsay Ell to the Friends and Heroes 2021 Tour… see you there!”
Rescheduled dates from the 2020 run will honor previously purchased tickets, and additional tickets currently on sale (see below for more information). All new dates will go on sale Thursday, June 10 at 10:00am local time. Visit https://www.blakeshelton.com/ for links to buy. “Friends And Heroes 2021” will abide by all local and venue COVID-19 policies.
Shelton’s tour announcement comes ahead of his Body Language launch this Friday, May 21. The 12-track studio album includes his 28th career No.1 smash “Happy Anywhere” (with Gwen Stefani) and current Top 15 and climbing single “Minimum Wage.” Fans who pre-order the album HERE will instantly receive a download of the two tracks as well as brand new ballad “Bible Verses” (LISTEN HERE).
On 5/26 he will stop by The Kelly Clarkson Show (check HERE for local listings), with more to come! These visits follow recent appearances on the 56th ACM Awards (WATCH HERE) and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (WATCH HERE).
Over the past 20 years since Shelton’s career launched, he has cemented his place in country music history with more than 8.5 billion global on-demand streams, 11 million career album U.S. sales and award wins approaching the hundreds – all of which began with his debut single “Austin.” In April, Shelton celebrated the track’s 20th anniversary with a performance on the 56th ACM Awards (HERE) and a pre-order for a limited edition 7” “Austin” vinyl on his website (HERE).
Beyond his country music career, the multimedia entertainer has earned widespread recognition as a seven-time champion coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice. The NBC singing competition is currently in its 20th season. Shelton, a long-time Grand Ole Opry member, has also found success in his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with restaurant and venue locations currently in Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando.
BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS AND HEROES 2021” DATES
All Tickets Go On Sale Thursday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com except where noted.
August 18: Omaha, NE / CHI Health Center*
August 20: Denver, CO / Ball Arena*
September 2: Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center
September 3-4: Washington, D.C. / The Anthem
September 9: Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena
September 10: Evansville, IN / Ford Center
September 11: Rosemont, IL / Allstate Arena*
September 16: North Charleston, SC / North Charleston Coliseum
September 17: Greenville, SC / Bon Secours Wellness Arena
September 18: Duluth, GA / Infinite Energy Arena
September 23: St. Louis, MO / Enterprise Center
September 24: Tulsa, OK / BOK Center
September 25: Fort Worth, TX / Dickies Arena
September 30: Grand Rapids, MI / Van Andel Arena
October 1: Detroit, MI / Little Caesars Arena*
October 2: Milwaukee, WI / Fiserv Forum*
*Rescheduled date. These shows are on sale now. If you previously purchased tickets for one of these shows and you’re no longer able to attend, you may request a refund within 30 days. To be eligible, you must have purchased your tickets through Ticketmaster and not have transferred, posted, or sold them.
ABOUT BLAKE SHELTON
Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status with his new album Body Language, due May 21. The album’s flagship single “Happy Anywhere” (featuring Gwen Stefani) topped the Country Digital Song Sales chart, also marking his 28th No. 1 on the country airplay charts. Now he’s building upon the message that it doesn’t matter what you have or where you are if you have love with his latest hit “Minimum Wage,” currently Top 15 on the country charts. Both tunes follow the Platinum-selling, multi-week No.1 “Nobody But You,” which has now topped 240 million streams. “Nobody But You” made its TV debut on the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, where Shelton was also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his smash “God’s Country.” The 4x Platinum smash earned the 2019 CMA Award and 2020 ACM Award for Single of the Year. “God’s Country” and “Nobody But You” are featured on Fully Loaded: God’s Country, Shelton’s seventh album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a seven-time champion, most recently with his contestant Todd Tilghman. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with locations currently in Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. With awards wins nearing the hundreds, Shelton remains a force in the industry with ACM (5), AMA (3), CMA (10), CMT (11) and People’s Choice Awards (6), among many others.
For more information, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton.
ABOUT LINDSAY ELL
Lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes), Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and awe-inspiring songwriter. The Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13. The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, and Keith Urban. Ell also shared the stage with distinguished country group, Little Big Town, along with other powerhouse female artists in one the biggest moments of the 2019 CMA Awards where she was also nominated for Musical Event of the Year. Ell’s nominations do not stop there. She has been nominated for New Female Artist of the Year in both 2019 and 2020, in addition to her 2020 ACM nomination of Music Event of the Year. Ell also won 2020 CCMA Interactive Artist or Group of the Year for the second year in a row. These wins and nominations are well earned after Ell exhilarated audiences as part of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour, Brantley Gilbert’s Not Like Us Tour, and Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour. Ell’s first full-length album The Project debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Sales Chart and was named Billboard’s “Best Country Album of 2017. “What Happens In a Small Town,” Lindsay’s duet with Brantley Gilbert, claimed the top spot at country radio, marking her first No. 1 in the US. She has two No. 1 singles under her belt in Canada. Her new single “wAnt me back” is out now from her critically-acclaimed sophomore album, heart theory. For more information visit: www.LindsayEll.com.
ABOUT MARTINA MCBRIDE
Multiple Grammy® nominee Martina McBride has sold over 20 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. She has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records. Nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Martina has released two cookbooks – the first, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration. She released her second book, Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life, in October 2018. Most recently, Martina was honored with the Cliffie Stone Icon Award at the ACM Honors event for her impactful contributions to country music.
When Martina isn’t in the studio, she focuses her time on charitable causes dear to her heart. Through her Team Music Is Love charity initiative, Martina partners with non-profit causes to help many of the towns she’s performing in. Martina also invites fans to join her team in making the world a better place through the power of music. Since 2011, Team Music Is Love has been responsible for many successful fundraising and volunteer projects helping causes such as hunger relief, cancer research, combating domestic violence and helping children in need.
Martina resides in Nashville with her husband, John, and their three daughters. You can keep up with her on Facebook, as well as Twitter and Instagram. For tour dates, please visit her website.
ABOUT TRACY BYRD
Tracy Byrd became a household name on the country music scene in 1993 when his third single, “Holdin’ Heaven,” off his self-titled debut album, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Charts. The album also included the remake hit of Johnny Paycheck’s “Someone To Give My Love To,” cementing Byrd as a traditional country troubadour! The debut album went on to be certified Gold. Byrd is also known for hits such as “I’m from the Country,” and the smash, chart topping hit “Watermelon Crawl.” The song “The Keeper of the Stars” shot to No. 1 on the singles charts and pushed his album, “No Ordinary Man” to Double Platinum status, which certifies sales of over two million copies. “The Keeper of the Stars” won Academy of Country Music’s “Song of the Year” award in 1995. Byrd hosted TNN Television Special titled “Tracy Byrd’s Big Love” on which Byrd invited guests Johnny Paycheck, Mark Chesnutt and Asleep at the Wheel. TNN also recruited Byrd as the TV host of their Weekend Outdoor Broadcast. Tracy, a true outdoorsman, was perfect for the job and continued his hosting responsibilities for several years. Tracy Byrd crossed into the new millennium with the release of his album 10 Rounds and the title track and party song of the year, “10 Rounds with Jose Cuervo,” which shot to the top of the Billboard Charts to notch Byrd’s third No. single. Next came “The Truth About Men,” a team effort with Tracy’s buddies Blake Shelton, Andy Griggs and Montgomery Gentry lending their talents to the song and the video. This album also released the top five smash “The Drinkin’ Bone” which became a crowd favorite sing along song. Through the years Byrd had 16 Top 10 singles, over seven million albums sold and performed over 3,000 exciting shows across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. Says Byrd, “These days my life has great balance, with my music being a part of it, not all of it. I can honestly say I have never enjoyed it more!” Byrd went back in the studio in June of 2016 and released All American Texan, his first project in 10 years, then in 2019 he released his first ever live album, Tracy Byrd Live at Billy Bob’s Texas. Follow Tracy Byrd news at his website at www.tracybyrdmusic.com and on Facebook and Instagram @tracybyrdmusic.
ABOUT TRACE ADKINS
Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. With over one billion spins on Pandora (10 million per month), one million followers on Spotify and nearly 200 million plays on YouTube, the Louisiana native has been back in the studio after releasing his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, in 2017. His EP Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy released October 16, 2020 via Verge Records, featuring singles “Better Off,” “Mind On Fishin’” and “Just The Way We Do It.”A three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. The Grand Ole Opry member is also an author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and The American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed for our service members across 12 USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, Adkins recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has also acted in multiple films and television shows, playing a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in “Deepwater Horizon” (starring Mark Wahlberg), a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew), and as MercyMe’s real-life manager, Brickell, in the box office smash “I Can Only Imagine.” The film was the third biggest selling movie on its opening weekend in America. His latest role was as a grandiloquent former general in the film “Badland” which was released in select theaters and on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV in November 2019. For more information and announcements, visit http://www.traceadkins.com/ or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.
ABOUT DICKIES ARENA:
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com.
Five-time Grammy awarding-winning group Lady A is set to headline
at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas, on July 16th and 17th. The shows mark the trio’s first appearance at the venue. Country music newcomer Jameson Rodgers will open the show on July 16th.
Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady A has become one of the 21st century’s
premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic Country sounds. While
ushering more than 18 million album units, 34 million tracks sold and nearly five billion digital
streams, the trio recently earned their 11th career No. 1 with the multi-week and GOLD chart
topper “Champagne Night.” Additionally, the trio earned the biggest first week streams of their
career with their critically acclaimed No. 1 album OCEAN (BMLG Records). Known for their 9X
PLATINUM hit “Need You Now,” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they
have earned CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row and countless
other honors including five GRAMMY® Awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice
Awards, Teen Choice Awards and a Tony Award nod. The trio recently announced details for
their newly formed LadyAID Scholarship Fund, supporting students attending Historically Black
Colleges and Universities, and were honored with an invitation to become members of
Country’s longest standing musical institution in January – the Grand Ole Opry.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 14th at 10 AM and can be purchased online at billybobstexas.com or by phone at 817-624-7117.
House Band on the Honky Tonk Stage at 8:00 PM
Showroom: Lady A at 10:00 PM | Jameson Rodgers at 9:00 PM (July 16)
Tickets: $125-175 Reserved Seats / $40 General Admission
May Concert Lineup:
MAY 14 – Thomas Rhett
MAY 15 – Thomas Rhett
MAY 21 – Gary Allan
MAY 22 – Gary Allan
MAY 28 – Kody West
MAY 29 – Aaron Watson
June Concert Lineup:
JUNE 04 – Travis Tritt
JUNE 05 – Joe Nichols
JUNE 11 – Brantley Gilbert
JUNE 12 – Brantley Gilbert
JUNE 18 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
JUNE 19 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
JUNE 25 – Shenandoah & Collin Raye
JUNE 26 – Ramon Ayala
For the full concert calendar, special event and visitor information, please go to www.billybobstexas.com
Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, is the latest act to be added to the star-studded concert roster at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. The band will headline Billy Bob’s Texas on June 18 & 19. These shows will be following the world-famous Honky Tonk’s 40th anniversary celebration spanning the month of April.
In 2018, Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour logged over 50 stops by the end of 2018.
In 2019 Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Rickey Medlocke sat down with Dan Rather for a candid conversation on The Big Interviewduring the first leg of their farewell tour. Reflecting on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s enduring legacy and their fans around the world, Rossington told Rather, “It takes a long time to finish a farewell tour when you’re like us, ‘cause we’ve played everywhere… I keep jokin’ it’d take ten years to do the farewell tour.”
However, like many things since COVID hit last year, their Farewell tour has been put on pause. Lead singer, Johnny Van Zant said, ‘this past year has been very difficult on so many people, including us and our families. I think you realize once something is taken away from you, you truly realize how important it is and such a part of your life.’
Original member and guitarist Gary Rossington added, ‘you know, we were in the last part of the Farewell Tour when COVID turned our world upside down. And since that time, we have been talking amongst the band, and realized that music has such a way of healing. Maybe it’s not our time to go? And maybe it’s our time to lift people’s spirits and lives and bring back some joy and happiness after so much turmoil this past year. This country and the world have been through a lot this past year with COVID. We’re still standing, still keeping the music going. We want to do the guys who aren’t with us any more proud, and keep the name proud, too.”
The legendary rockers are best known for the RIAA Platinum-certified “Sweet Home Alabama” and self-proclaimed signature song, “Free Bird,” that Rolling Stone said was “easily the most requested live song in existence.” With everlasting hits such as “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Call Me The Breeze,” “You Got that Right,” and more, it is easy to see why Rolling Stone named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band that USA Today called the “whiskey-soaked genre’s most popular and influential crew,” is ready to return to live music and rock Billy Bob’s for the first time as a band. Original member Gary Rossington will be joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington, and Carol Chase.
This will be Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first show at Billy Bob’s Texas. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 16th at 10 AM and can be purchased online at billybobstexas.com or by phone at 817-624-7117.
Tickets: $150-200 Reserved Seats / $50 General Admission