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Country Music star Josh Abbott poses with a patient at Cook Children’s

Texas Country artist Josh Abbott knows a thing or two about music, and he took his expertise to Cook Children’s in Fort Worth on January 6 to share his joy with kids, nurses, doctors, and staff.

“I loved visiting Cook Children’s to meet the kids and the team caring for these incredible human beings,” said Abbott. “It was great to sing, laugh, and learn about the Life Zones where the kids can forget about why they are in the hospital for a moment. It also was fun to be interviewed for Cook Children’s internal television station, CLZ TV.”

While at the children’s hospital, Abbott talked about his partnership with the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council. In June 2022, Abbott was chosen to create a fresh new sound for DQ® restaurants in Texas with one of the most recognizable jingles in the Lone Star State, “That’s What I like About Texas.”  

Abbott sang the iconic jingle as well as several of his songs for the kids and team. He talked about his music journey, the band and his family, which includes his wife Taylor, daughter Emery and son Luck.

“I love what I do, and I get to entertain people because I have a very supportive family,” said Abbott. “This visit was a wonderful opportunity to share music which can be therapeutic and healing.”

Before his departure, Abbott handed out DQ DILLY® Bars for the kids and staff.

“Nobody loves ice cream more than kids. So, the partnership between Cook Children’s and Dairy Queen is a perfect match,” said Grant Harris, Senior Vice President at Cook Children’s. “Add Josh Abbott and his music, and that makes it even sweeter. Our patient families really enjoyed connecting with him and we are thankful to Dairy Queen for making that happen.”

Cook Children’s is a member of American Dairy Queen Corporation’s longtime charitable partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). ADQ has partnered with CMN Hospitals for 39 years and donates millions of dollars to support kids and families across the U.S. through a variety of programs at DQ restaurants, including Miracle Treat Day and Round Up for Kids. 

The Josh Abbott Band played at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth on January 6 & 7. 

About Josh Abbott

Josh Abbott founded the Josh Abbott Band in 2006 while attending Texas Tech University. The seven-piece group cut its teeth as a hard-touring act with hooky melodies that deliver real-world stories. Led by the true-to-life cycles in Abbott’s life, JAB explored new territory with its last two albums – in Front Row and adding strings and a horn section to Until My Voice Goes Out. The extended play Catching Fire captures a sense of personal renewal. Visit for tour dates. 

About Cook’s Children’s Health Care System 

Cook Children’s Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community. 

We’ve worked to improve the health of children from across our primary service area of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties for more than 100 years. Based on the exceptional care we provide, patients travel to Cook Children’s from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care built on leading technology, extraordinary collaboration and the art of caring. For more information, visit 

About Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council 

There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit or follow us on Instagram,Twitter or Facebook.

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