Billy and Pam Minick – 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
Billy Minick was born in Fort Worth, Texas, where he developed an interest in horses and rodeo at an early age, working in the Fort Worth Stockyards. As a rodeo competitor, he was the Texas State High School Rodeo All-Around Champion and attended McNeese State University on a rodeo scholarship. He progressed to the professional ranks and qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in Bull Riding.
Following his competitive years former High School and Intercollegiate champion bull rider Billy Minick produced rodeos, including the Fort Worth Stock Show, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and San Antonio Rodeo. He took his rodeo production and entertainment knowledge to The World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas. He and his wife Pam are part owners of this landmark in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. He was the recipient of the Ben Johnson award at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, as well as the Darrell K. Royal Patron Award from the Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Association.
Pam Minick is a former Miss Rodeo America, and is one of the most well-known faces in the world of rodeo.She’s a former Women’s World Champion Calf Roper and qualifier to the Women’s National Finals rodeo in team roping.Minick has appeared as a sports commentator/interviewer on over 1000 nationally televised Rodeo, Equestrian, and County Music specials.She also served as the marketing director of Billy Bob’s Texas for 25 plus years; as well as being an owner with husband Billy, and face of Billy Bob’s Texas.
Honors for Pam Minick include the 1992 Coca Cola Woman of the Year in Pro Rodeo for her contributions to the sport.Pam was selected to co-announce the prestigious Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, marking the first woman to announce a major pro rodeo.In 1994 Pam was named the recipient of the “Lane Frost Award” for enhancement of the sport of rodeo and in 1999 Minick received the Tad Lucas Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.In 2000, she was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, in 2004 she was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth and in 2006 was named Great Woman of Texas.
Billy and Pam Minick are inductees in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and recipients of the Charles Goodnight Award.
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