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Is anyone else ready to see some live music because I sure am! As it turns out, artists have been missing performing on the road, too. And don't get me started on all of the previously shuttered venues.

I've only been to Billy Bob's Texas once, but I had an amazing time! And yes, I rode the mechanical bull! I loved how darn close you could actually get to the stage. Even though it's a big venue, it feels intimate. That's why I got so excited when I started seeing shows being booked there again. First, it was east Texas' own Miranda Lambert. Then it was Thomas Rhett. I was like dang! Those are both shows I'd like to see even if we hadn't been locked up for the last year!

It turns out that Billy Bob's Texas is celebrating kind of a big deal. They turn 40 this year! They've hosted over 17 million visitors since April 1981 in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. In honor of this auspicious occasion, they've booked some of the biggest acts, well, ever! Some of the shows already on the books include Hank Williams Jr., Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Midland, Dwight Yoakam, Miranda Lambert, The Bellamy Brothers, and more!

Now, some of these shows are already sold out and I'm sure capacity will fluctuate depending on their local government and Governor Greg Abbott, so I haven't lost hope yet. In fact, I intend to set up ticket alerts for some of the shows on secondary retail sites. Once you get a look at their talent lineup, I'm pretty sure you'll be doing the same thing.

Here's what's coming up at the 'World's Largest Honky Tonk!' Click here for ticket information.

APR 01 - Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers
APR 02 - Hank Williams Jr.- SOLD OUT
APR 03 - Hank Williams Jr. - SOLD OUT
APR 08 - Midland
APR 09 - Midland - SOLD OUT
APR 10 - Midland - SOLD OUT
APR 15 - Dwight Yoakam
APR 16 - Dwight Yoakam
APR 17 - Dwight Yoakam
APR 22 - Miranda Lambert - SOLD OUT
APR 23 - Miranda Lambert - SOLD OUT
APR 24 - Miranda Lambert - SOLD OUT
APR 30 - The Bellamy Brothers
MAY 01 - Miranda Lambert - SOLD OUT
MAY 02 - Miranda Lambert
MAY 06 - Thomas Rhett - SOLD OUT
MAY 07 - Thomas Rhett - SOLD OUT
MAY 07 - Danielle Nicole @ the 81 Club
MAY 08 - Thomas Rhett - SOLD OUT
MAY 14 - Thomas Rhett
MAY 15 - Thomas Rhett
MAY 21 - Gary Allan
MAY 22 - Gary Allan
MAY 28 - Kody West
MAY 29 - Aaron Watson
JUN 04 - Travis Tritt
JUN 05 - Joe Nichols
JUN 10 - Jimmie Allen
JUN 25 - Shenandoah & Collin Raye
JUN 26 - Ramon Ayala y Su Bravos Del Norte
JUL 30 - Ted Nugent
OCT 09 - Jon Pardi
OCT 10 - Jon Pardi
NOV 5 - Robert Cray

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