Who’s Playing the Big Sandy Music Hall

Coming soon at the Big Sandy Music Hall:

Downings Plus

March 4 @ 7:30 pm

Downings Plus – The Gospel Music Ministry of Chris & Marlene Downing. Nominated Group of the Year 2005 by the Country Gospel Music Guild WINNERS – CGMG Group of the Year 2006

Show starts at 7:30pm, Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Concessions (snacks) are available.

Songwriters in the Round: The Kirbys, Randy Brown, Heather Little and Connie Mims

March 23 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for Songwriters in the Round concert featuring original works by Andrew and Kate Kirby, Randy Brown, Heather Little and Connie Mims.

Connie Mims began her musical career in the ‘70’s in Texas, appearing everywhere from the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin to The Troubadour in Los Angeles.  She served on the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy as Education Chair (2005-2009), producing the annual GRAMMY Career Day for high school students. She founded and was the workshop coordinator for the North Houston Chapter (2008-2014) of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and NSAI East Texas in Tyler, TX (2013-2016).  She has facilitated songwriting workshops for The Recording Academy, NSAI, the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, The Ozark Folk Center and Songwriters LAB. In 2009, she was awarded “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” from the Academy of Texas Music and “Best Singer/Songwriter 2015 Upper East Side of Texas” from the Reader’s Poll of County Line Magazine. A songwriter and publishing affiliate with BMI, Connie enjoys writing and co-writing for a variety of projects.

Heather Little was born in north-central Texas, and grew up around Austin and Dallas and all the music that thrives there. She is the co-writer of “Gunpowder and Lead” and “Me and Charlie Talkin’”, both recorded by Miranda Lambert; Sunny Sweeney’s “Helluva Heart”; and “Minefield,” on Travis Meadows’s album Killin’ Uncle Buzzy. And now you can hear more of her songwriting on Lindsey Harding’s album Sound of My Heart (including the title track)!

Born in Shreveport, LA, the son of an part-time itinerant Church of Christ preacher and cloistered songwriter. BrownRandy bought a $10 guitar on credit at the tender age of 12 and started writing songs at the age of 14. After moving from the big city of Dallas to the sleepy town of Mineola,TX in 1974 he took whatever musical jobs he could get playing in various country bar bands for 15 years or so. BrownRandy spent 11 years as a solo singer/songwriter winning a number of songwriting awards as well as recordin 2 solo CDs (Dream Big in 2007 and But Wait, There’s More… In 2013).

Andrew and Kate Kirby, are a light acoustic duo with fresh and light, original melodies and recognizable tunes about life experiences. Their folk rock sound is heavily influenced by classic rock, yet their close vocal harmonies and stringed instruments are true Americana. They have a combined musical career of more than 30 years experience, playing everything from festivals to private parties, to most any kind of event. The Kirbys are also the proprietors of the Big Sandy Music Hall, in Big Sandy, TX.

Tickets are $10.

Dallas Holm

March 25 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 25, 2017 — 7:30 PM

Tickets: $10 each, (kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult), Concessions available.

I started out livin’ for Jesus many years ago

He gave me His love and I gave Him my heart and my soul
Some folks said that I’d never make it
But I guess that they must’ve been wrong
Cause He’s still got control of my life and I’m still goin’ strong

Those lines from the song, The Long Ride, probably best describe the journey and ministry of Dallas Holm.

Many refer to this legendary Christian artist as a pioneer or forerunner. Holm says, “I became a Christian in 1965 and my life was radically and eternally transformed. My music became the means whereby I could express the dynamics of that transformation and share the reality of Christ with others. Through God’s grace, I’ve been part of the Christian music ministry for a long time.”


Dallas has earned his influence in today’s Christian music throughout more than 45 years of writing, singing and ministry in some 4,000 concerts in every state in the USA as well as many countries abroad. His 38 recording have garnered gold records, multiple Dove awards, Grammy nominations, number one songs, and countless accolades. During his travels, Dallas also speaks and teaches what God has taught him in his journey.

Holm’s creativity and diversity offer everything from inspirational to blues, from country to reggae. Whatever the style, it all points to Christ and the Cross. Songs like Rise Again, I Saw the Lord, Here We Are and Before Your Throne remind us that it’s all about Jesus. Holm’s songs focus on His life, His death and resurrection and His desire for intimate relationship with us.

Artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Twila Paris and Greg Long of Avalon all make reference to Holm’s significant impact on their lives and ministries. Holm can be seen on several of the Bill Gaither Homecoming videos. On one video Gaither introduces Dallas by saying, “This is one of the nicest guys in our entire industry.” This broad appeal and respect by peers has undoubtedly been one of the reasons for Holm’s amazing longevity and relevance.

Thank you to Jack Hetzel and Ken Chen for sponsoring the show! If you’d like to help sponsor this or any other show at the Big Sandy Music Hall, call 903-345-4289.



April 22 @ 7:30 pm

A real favorite, the ultimate Texas Blues Southern Rock band returns to the Big Sandy Music Hall.

Purchase Tickets to this show for only $20.00 ea

In September of 1986, the Stratoblasters performed their very first set at Redux in Dallas, Texas. It should be mentioned that as the namesake goes, this was not absolutely correct. Bugs Henderson had actually coined the moniker by naming his band Bugs Henderson and the Stratoblasters some time previously. After guitarists Jimmy Wallace and Mike (Junior Clark) left, he renamed the group Bugs Henderson and The Shuffle Kings. Bugs, very graciously, consented to allow Jimmy and company to retain the Stratoblasters name as they would be carrying on the tradition of the three guitar entity.



For Corporate or Groups or to Sponsor these or any other show at the Big Sandy Music Hall, call 903-345-4289.

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