Gene Watson & Boo Miller at Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in Irving, Texas

Texas Steel Guitar Association

On Saturday 9 March 2024, Gene Watson & The Farewell Party Band performed at the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas where their very own Boo Miller was inducted.

Boo Miller, steel guitar player with Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band, at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024, where he was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Boo Miller, steel guitar player with Gene Watson‘s Farewell Party Band, at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024, where he was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame

‘We set up tonight to perform for the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, where our very own Boo Miller was inducted.

We are all proud to have this incredible musician as a friend and band member.

You never know who you’re gonna run into at the Texas Steel Hall of Fame awards.

Sarah Jory and Gene Watson backstage at the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024
Sarah Jory and Gene Watson backstage at the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024

We ran into old friend, Sarah Jory, pedal steel superstar from the United Kingdom (and toured with me in the UK).

Mike 'Spike' Bourque (former Farewell Party Band member), with Gene Watson, backstage at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024
Mike ‘Spike’ Bourque (former Farewell Party Band member), with Gene Watson, backstage at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024

We also ran into my old band member, and good friend, Mike ‘Spike’ Bourque.

Of course, we were there to cheer on our current steel player, the one and only Boo Miller, who was inducted.

Boo Miller, steel guitar player with Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band
Boo Miller, steel guitar player with Gene Watson‘s Farewell Party Band

It was a grand night for all of us at the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame awards, when our very own Boo Miller was inducted.

We always knew he was Hall of Fame worthy, but this just makes it official.

It was extra special for me, because I was allowed to present the award, and our whole band got to perform with the Hall of Famer, Boo, at the front on his Emmons ReSound 65 steel guitar.

Lisa Layne, backed by Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band, including her husband, Boo Miller (steel guitar player with Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band), at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024, where she performed 'Someone Had To Teach You', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002)
Lisa Layne, backed by Gene Watson‘s Farewell Party Band, including her husband, Boo Miller (steel guitar player with Gene Watson‘s Farewell Party Band), at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024, where she performed ‘Someone Had To Teach You’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002)

Another special event was having Boo Miller‚Äôs wife, the incredible singer, Lisa Layne, perform ‘Someone Had To Teach You’, which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 – Sunday 3 March 2002), backed up by The Farewell Party Band.

Boo Miller sure made his Emmons guitar sing that night.

Boo Miller, steel guitar player with Gene Watson‚Äės Farewell Party Band, was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, at a ceremony which took place at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024
Boo Miller, steel guitar player with Gene Watson‘s Farewell Party Band, was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, at a ceremony which took place at Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on

We‚Äôre all proud we get to work with a steel guitar legend and a super nice guy like Boo!’

Tracy Pitcox (head of Heart of Texas Records in Brady, Texas) and Gene Watson backstage at the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024
Tracy Pitcox (head of Heart of Texas Records in Brady, Texas) and Gene Watson backstage at the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in Sheraton Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel, 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas on Saturday 9 March 2024

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