This past weekend was the kick off to our 2010 tour season and I can’t think of a better place to play music then at the world-famous Billy Bob’s honky-tonk in Ft. Worth Texas. So I pack up my suitcase and loaded up on the tour bus leaving the farm to hubby Mark to tend to for the next couple of days. It takes me a while to get back into the swing of things being back on the road after a few months at home not to mention the extra 5 lbs that I have gained being cooped up in the farmhouse while this cold winter been hanging around….I really don’t pay that much mind to gaining a little extra poundage this time of year, but I will say I had a heck of a time slipping back into those stage clothes this trip… I have performed at Billy Bob’s for as long as I can remember and it is so much fun to play music in this over the top rockin’ little beer joint. A couple of years ago Lyle Lovett came out and sat in with us for a couple of songs which was incredible as you can imagine. I once met actress Elizabeth Hurley hanging out back stage in the green room a few years ago…she doesn’t look it so much on TV but this girl is tall and of course very beautiful….the boys in the band all stood around with their eyes bulging like love-sick puppies just gawking at her. You never know who’ll show up at this show, so it’s always exciting.
Let me show you around Billy Bob’s…
Now remember this place is famous for being the largest honky-tonk in the world!
You haven’t played Texas until you have made music at this venue…just asked these famous faces:)
One of the things I like about playing gigs here is that Billy Bob’s is connected to the Stockyard. This is a huge rodeo area and they were having a rodeo the night we played. I took these pictures just outside the back door where the tour buses were parked. How cool…cowboys!
You can see the tour buses parked there on the side…these cowboys could care less about whose famous they care about their 8 second ride from being in the money tonight… Lord I love Texas!
Backstage in the green-room the walls are covered with signatures of the acts that over the years have played here. The whole room is now covered…it is really neat to see all the names:) Including one of my favorites…Loretta!
Patsy and I having a little fun before the show:)
Now we are playing nice….which isn’t easy for us to do by the way:)
great show, fun weekend….now back to those dang chickens pooping all over the porch:)