The reality star had come to meet the founding member of the blues band when its “Sharp Dressed Man” became the theme song to the rowdy family’s reality empire.
Op Donderdag, Robertson told Fox News that news of Hill’s passing brought back memories of the last time he and Hill had seen each other – just two years ago at the band’s 50th-anniversary shindig, which doubled as Hill’s 70th birthday party.
“Our beards bowed down when we got in their presence because they had been running that look way longer than we had, dit is vir seker,” Robertson said of the signature moment.
“When I was with them a couple of years ago, they were heading off to Europe to play for like two months or something, it was crazy. And I was thinking at the time, not a lot of people have their 70th birthday and then take off to Europe to keep working and keep doing what they love to do,” Robertson continued. “And it’s just a tribute to him and their lives, their passion and what they had. They had something good and they kept it together, kept the look, kept everything.”
The reality star went on to express the feeling of being invited to the festive gathering, explaining that he was just happy to be there to take in the experience among the music legends.
“We just had a blast that we got to hang out. It was really cool that we got invited to that,” hy het gesê, calling the time “a real honor.”
“It was probably the last time I saw him – yeah, the last time I got to hang out with him and I was there.”
“We shared with them something similar in that we kind of came from generally the same area and kind of came out of nowhere. We just do what we love to do.”
As a “huge ZZ Top fan,” Robertson said the first concert he ever attended with his wife, Korie Robertson, was in fact, a ZZ Top show. Once he and the family had met the band, “we did an episode together and it was a real cool thrill,” he said of the Season 11 uitlig.
“I was a big fan and grew up listening to their stuff, and then just getting to know those guys was really great,” hy het gesê. “He definitely connected to [the Robertson family]. That was our opening song. So, a lot of cool things we had going with that. We didn’t know what the theme song was going to be. When they said, ‘Sharp Dressed Man,’ ek was soos, man that’s outstanding.’”