Induction into Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed on individuals who have shown excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas. The Rick Smith “Spirit of Texas Award” celebrates the uniqueness of Texas and Texans and is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Rick Smith. A music visionary, Smith made a significant contribution to Western culture through his concerts, music and the ever-present “Live at Billy Bob’s” recordings. 

One of the premier events prior to the Fort Worth Stock Show, the induction ceremony will be held at Billy Bob’s Texas on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Norris Foundation & Bobby Norris Farm and Ranch Realty, the event includes cocktails, a silent auction and cowboy cuisine prior to the 7 p.m. induction ceremony. Tickets to the event are $150.00 per person, or $1,500.00 for a table of ten. Proceeds benefit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and its ongoing capital campaign for its relocation and buildout, education programs and Western lifestyle preservation efforts. 

For for sponsorship and ticket information, call 817-626-7131 or email [email protected] with “Induction Ceremony” in the subject line. 

About the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame 

Currently undergoing a relocation and renovation project, The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is home to more than 140 inductees who represent the best of the best in ranching, business, Entertainment, rodeo and agriculture. In addition to displays dedicated to inductees of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, museum collections include the Sterquell Wagon Collection and the John Justin Trail of Fame.

Robert Earl Keen – “The road goes on forever ...” It’s not always easy to sum up a career - let alone a life’s ambition - so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric (“and the party never ends!”) - just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs for as long as possible. Now three-decades from the release of his debut album, 18 other records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and no end in sight, Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. From humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, Keen has blazed a peer, critic and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. And though the Houston-native has never worn his Texas heart on his sleeve, he’s long been regarded as one of the Lone Star State’s finest (not to mention top-drawing) true singer-songwriters. 

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