Casey Donahew Band plays to sold-out house at Billy Bob’s Texas on New Year’s Eve
If one of Casey Donahew’s New Year’s resolutions was to sell-out legendary Billy Bob’s Texas again, then he can already check one thing off of his “To-Do” List.
Casey Donahew Band packed the “World’s Biggest Honky-Tonk” in a show that started New Year’s Eve, with pals J.B. and the Moonshine Band and special guest Ali Dee from CMT’s Texas Women, and stretched well into early New Year’s Day. The 6,000 people who filled the venue were on their feet for much of CDB’s show. The band kicked off their set with raucous hit single, “One Star Flag” and kept the pedal down for much of the two hour show. They did pause for a moment to recognize military personnel attending and for the traditional midnight countdown to 2013, which came complete with confetti balloon drop and a champagne toast, celebrating the New Year and also celebrating 10 years for Casey Donahew Band!!
This is hardly Casey Donahew Band’s first time to sell out the iconic Fort Worth landmark. Previous shows have packed the venue to capacity, and the New Year’s Eve concert even saw the door forced to turn guests away. Not surprising since Casey is a native of nearby Burleson, Texas and attended college at Texas A&M and University of Texas/Arlington. Donahew even broke the record in beverage sales in the history of the famed venue, marking another milestone in the artist’s career.
Casey Donahew Band celebrated their 10 year anniversary on New Year’s Eve, marking a career of hit songs, seven of those at #1 so far, and venue sell-outs across the country. Donahew’s current cd, DOUBLE WIDE DREAM, debuted at #2 on the Country iTunes Chart and at #8 on the iTunes overall chart. The cd also debuted on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart at #10. Over the past year Casey Donahew Band charted 3 #1 singles including the title track “Double Wide Dream” (which was also in CMT.com’s “Video Spotlight” Top 5 for over a week), “Let’s Not Say Goodbye Again” and “One Star Flag” (which features CMT’s “Texas Women” Ali Dee in the video.)
Casey gears up for 2013 with a new single coming soon from his forthcoming record which is slated for this spring!
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