The Big Opportunities Keep Coming for Kaitlin Butts
This story has been updated.
Don’t look now, but we’re gonna have to stop complaining about how how all the losers in the country music industry keep criminally overlooking Kaitlin Butts, and start recognizing that she’s finally getting the recognition she has deserved for years thanks to the strength of her 2022 album What Else Can She Do.
On July 9th, Kaitlin Butts disrupted the Boys Club at the top of Texas country by rolling into the legendary Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth dressed in a red sweetheart Western outfit and left a big impression. Butts sold some 2,000 tickets for her official headlining debut at the “World’s Largest Honky Tonk.” All those guest appearances and opening sets for others finally paid off, and now don’t be surprised if Kaitlin is in the Billy Bob’s regular rotation moving forward.
“Best night of my entire career. Cryin in my hotel room. Love y’all,” Kaitlin said afterwards.
There are few stages in Texas or beyond that are more legendary in country music than Billy Bob’s. But there is one that might edge it out ever so slightly in Nashville that you might of heard of called The Grand Ole Opry. Elusive for Kaitlin Butts up to this point in her career, with word spreading of her success at Billy Bob’s and beyond, the Opry has extended Mrs. Butts an invitation to make her official debut on November 5th.
A huge opportunity for the Oklahoma native, Kaitlin got the news the Monday after her big Billy Bob’s debut, and announced it on Monday (8-1).
And perhaps slightly less prestigious, but much more tasty, Kaitlin Butts is also the Texas Roadhouse Artist of the Month, meaning she’s being featured on monitors at the restaurant’s 637 locations, along with her song “Marfa Lights,” which has racked up over 2 million streams on Spotify alone.
Kaitlin will also be making her headliner debut in Helotes, TX at Floore’s Country Store on August 12th, and will be on tour this upcoming week in the Pacific Northwest. Better get out to see her in intimate venues when you can, because she’s not going to be Texoma music’s best kept secret for long.
And last but not least, Kaitlin Butts was recently profiled by the Texas Music Scene TV program hosted by Jack Ingram.
August 1, 2022 @ 6:31 pm
What else can she do?
August 1, 2022 @ 6:42 pm
Very deserving. She is so talented.
August 1, 2022 @ 8:02 pm
I’m happy for her.
I tried for a year to figure out who that sweet voice belonged to singing backup on a Flatland Calvary tune.
Turns out it was Cleto’s future bride.
August 4, 2022 @ 9:51 am
Actually, they’re already married.
August 4, 2022 @ 11:56 am
No mention of her feature on The Texas Music Scene Television Series hosted by Jack Ingram.
August 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Thanks for the heads up. I was unaware that episode had posted. It’s been added to the article.
August 1, 2022 @ 8:07 pm
So Happy for she, & Cleto.
Go get ’em Kaitlin!
Stay true to yourself
August 1, 2022 @ 8:49 pm
She’s the real deal.
August 2, 2022 @ 7:53 am
My wife and I had seen her a few times over the years (Musicfest and as the opener for Flatland). We were fortunate to attend the Billy Bob’s show and it was fantastic. She mentioned that the BBTX show was the largest crowd she had played for when she was the headliner, I suspect these sized crowds will become the norm as more and more people find her music.
August 2, 2022 @ 9:11 am
No one deserves this more than her. Damn, she is so talented and this new record is sensational. Happy for her.
August 2, 2022 @ 12:13 pm
August 3, 2022 @ 8:20 am
She’s coming to Seattle this Friday with Mike and the Moonpies, and I’m pretty excited for both (though Mike and the Moonpies is probably my favorite band, so most excited for them).
August 4, 2022 @ 9:51 am
Came across this amazing talented young lady when she was 16 years old playing at a bbq joint near my home in Texas! Love following her career! Much deserved success!!!
August 8, 2022 @ 6:07 am
What Else Can She Do is such a great album. That and Ian Noe’s album are my top 2 for AOTY so far.
I really enjoyed that interview. Also, loved the live performance of Jackson from The Basement that you included in your scrolling banner. I think I’ve watched it about five times.
August 23, 2022 @ 1:39 pm
I have her autographed vinyl shipping to me now – I’ve listened to the whole thing on Youtube but this is going to be exquisite!