Chris Young Will Be Making His First Ever Appearance On The Ellen DeGeneres Show! We are only in the second week of 2012 and things are looking great for Chris Young! After having a sold out show at Billy Bob’s Texas during New Years, this NEON singer has got some great things to look forward to! Tuesday, January 17, Young will make his debut appearance on the hugely popular syndicated daytime program, The Ellen DeGeneres Show! There he will perform “You“, his current top 5 single that keeps on rising to the top of the charts! After this daytime appearance, Young will join fellow label-mate, Miranda Lambert, on her On Fire tour! Be looking for stops in Jacksonville, FL, Charlotte, NC, Lexington, KY and Greensboro, NC!!!
Jamey Johnson Gives An Incredible Show To Fans At The World’s Largest Honky Tonk! Jamey Johnson was the main event last Saturday, October 15 at the Texas sized venue, Billy Bob’s! The very talented singer/songwriter was completely immersed in his performance, as were his fans! I traveled to Ft. Worth specifically for this show and let me tell you, it was well worth the bumpy ride on US West 82! When I first arrived to the infamous Stockyards, this huge feeling of joy immediately came over me. If you haven’t ever been to this Lone Star playground you should definitely look into it! Billy Bob’s alone is a magical place with so much to do. The show didn’t begin until 10:30pm so I was able to get my fair share of people watching in for the evening. Not wanting to miss one strum on that famous autographed guitar, I made sure to find my seat in PLENTY of time! Johnson started the night with “High Cost of Living” and ended it with Hank Williams Sr.’s “I Saw The Light!” In between were his originals “The Guitar Song“, “The Door Is Always Open“, “Playing The Part“, “That Lonesome Song“, “Give It Away” (recorded by George Strait), “Mowin’ Down The Roses“, “Lonely At the Top“, “Dog In the Yard“, and “In Color” along with some others! Other songs that were played were “Keep your Hands To Yourself“, “La Grange“, “Georgia” and “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way.” One song in particular that was ended with a standing ovation by fans was “Turn The Page“, the multi-genre classic was accompanied by such soul from Johnson. However this was true for every note he sang that night, there is no denying that the man has a one of a kind voice! I will take it upon myself to speak for everyone who was there that night in saying it was a spectacular performance that compared to no other! I’m not sure if it was the sound of his voice or the echoes of the cowboys hollering praises, but I found myself with chills on many occasions. Jamey Johnson has a wonderful array of fans that are very welcoming! I highly suggest you catch a Johnson performance in the NEAR future and become one of these fine people! You are sure to have a good time, while hearing some great music!!! You can purchase any of Johnson’s three studio albums at this time, with the most recent being The Guitar Song.
Live At Billy Bob’s Texas Recording Contest! Today is the last day to get your vote in for the Live At Billy Bob’s Texas Recording Contest! This is a fantastic opportunity for some bands to get their chance to have a live album from the famous honky tonk. Voting is simple, just head over to liveatbillybobstexas.com take a listen to the songs the bands have provided and then vote for your favorite, the only thing they ask of you is a valid email. The top ten bands will be invited to play in the finals at Billy Bob’s on June 20th, then fans will be able to see the videos of the performances on the internet and again be asked to vote for their favorite. Finals voting ends July 14th, the winner will be announced July 15th, and the band that comes out on top will record Live at Billy Bob’s on July 29, 2011! There are 41 bands competing for your votes and all have been nominated by a radio station that thinks they deserve it. Wrangler Retro, Justin Boots Bent Rail, Resistol Hats & Apparel, Willie Nelson’s Picnic, and Cavender’s are all sponsoring the event. Tickets are already available for the big night (July 29th) and all bands are ready to give you one hell of a show! So head on over, listen, and vote! Remember voting ends TONIGHT and all of the bands will appreciate it! Bands participating in the contest are Matt Stell & The Crashers, Left Foot Sally, Cody Johnson Band, Paul Nunn Band, Fred Andrews & Honey Browne, Austin Allsup, Cody Riley Band, Josh Grider Trio, Brian Keane, Midnight River Choir, 2 Steps Back, Scotty Thurman & Perfect Trouble, Run Home Jack, Ryan Beaver, Charlie Montague, Taylor Hodak Band, Jody Booth, Casey Berry, Donnie Evetts, Red Eye Gravy, Jason Nutt & Highway 70, Charla Corn, Hogg Maulies, John David Kent, Brandon Jenkins, John Evans Band, Raizin Kane Band, David Oakleaf, Jr Castillo, Jason Cassidy, Mark Powell and Lariat, Jeremy Steding, James Lann, Jamie Richards, Kevin Seale Band, Shawn Fussel, Luke Wade and No Civilians, Phil Hamilton, Jubal Lee Young, Southern Scarred, and Dean Seltzer.