Tony Booth is coming back to Pearland to host his 77th Birthday Bash on February 1, 2020. Booth and his country music friends have celebrated previous birthdays in Pearland to the delight of his many fans from around the state. Plan early to attend the Tony Booth Birthday Bash , 7:30 pm to midnight, at Billy’s Hall 4070 Wells Drive in Pearland.
Country music fans traveling to Pearland for the Bash can take advantage of special hotel rates offered by Pearland hotels. Party goers purchasing a table of eight will receive a free Tony Booth CD, either his Greatest Hits or new Gospel CD. Tables are $240, individual tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For tickets call 713-252-9773.
“Pearland is proud to bring real country music to our area with special events like Tony’s Birthday Bash, and the 14th annual Tony Booth Day on May 2. Pearland is known for having award-winning places to dine, including several home-grown barbecue restaurants. Some of them have live music on the weekends,” said Tracy Rohrbacher marketing manager for the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014, Booth’s style of music is considered real country.
“Like Ray Price his idol, Tony sings one song after another – shuffles, two-steps, and lots of great dance music,” said manager, Lynn Brown. “You can expect nothing but music from Tony’s set and our Birthday Bash lineup. Prepare for a night of real country music and a two-steppin’ good time.”
Joining Tony for his Birthday Bash will be Bobby Flores, Freddie Pate, and Brian Collins. Flores is a traditional artist who played with Ray Price. Originally from Los Angeles, Pate has played guitar with some of the greats like Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, and Lefty Frizzell. Collins, from Texas City, hit the country charts with his original song, Hello Texas, a number one record for Jimmy Buffet.
Local entertainers include John Mark Davis, Missy Brown, Royce Melton, Shalane, Kari Hlavinka, Mary Dooley, and Dana Rowan. The Texas Express Band will feature Steve Palousek on steel, Harris Kubos on fiddle, Bobby Whitten on lead guitar, Tommy Reed on base, Matt Reed on drums, with emcee Tracy Pitcox.
Billy’s Hall will serve barbecue sandwiches and patrons can bring their own snacks, beer and liquor. Basic set-ups will be available. Visitors can enjoy Tony Booth’s birthday cake for dessert. For information call 713-252-9773.
About Tony Booth
Booth received numerous awards including the most recent Lifetime Achievement Award by the Country Music Association of Texas. He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Booth’s recent CD, I Love to Tell the Story, featuring gospel music has earned much acclaim. A book about his life, Tony Booth: His Life Story…From Florida to California & Home to Texas, was recently released by Heart of Texas Records.
In 1973 Booth was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music along with Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Ray Price and Charley Rich. The Tony Booth Band won Band of the Year from the Academy of Country Music 1970-1972.
Booth has recorded 12 albums for United Artist, Capital, MGM and Heart of Texas. Hit records include Keys in the Mailbox, Lonesome 7-7203, Cinderella, When a Man Loves a Woman, Carwash Blues, Old Faithful, Happy Hour, Secret Love.