Museum Hours:
Monday -Saturday
10:00 - 4:00
Adult - $10.00
Child - $5.00

Upcoming Events:

August 11, 2017
John Ritter Tribute Showcase
7:00 PM
Carthage Civic Center
August 12, 2017
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Show
Carthage Civic Center
1702 S. Adams
 7:00 PM

Ticket Sales:
May 1, 2017
Contact 903 693-6634

Directions to
Carthage Civic Center

KGAS Tex Ritter Roundup
August 12, 2017
9:00 AM-Free Admission
Texaco Country Showdown
10:00 am


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The Texas Country Music
Hall of Fame
310 W. Panola
Carthage, TX 75633
903 694-9561

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Texas Country Music Hall of Fame...

was initiated in 1998 to celebrate the contributions of Texans to the country music profession. The project highlights those individuals, living or dead, who are recognized nationally as outstanding in their field. The impressive structure encompasses 13,000 square feet of space for exhibits, a gift shop and a large banquet room. The facility can accommodate groups of 300 for lecture-type seating or more than 200 for catered dinners. With soaring ceilings, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and a commercial kitchen, the Hall of Fame provides unparalleled meeting space for local groups needing space for banquets and other activities.


 2017 TCMHOF Inductees -

Born in Houston, Texas, in 1938, Kenny Rogers is the 50th inductee into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Rogers has enjoyed tremendous success during a storied career spanning nearly six decades. The Grammy Award winning performance of Lucille in 1977 propelled him to superstardom along with other smash hits The Gambler, and Lady, the biggest song of his career.

The enduring superstar has endeared music lovers around the world with his amazing songs, distinctive voice, heartfelt performances, gift for storytelling and universal appeal and in 2016, Rogers embarked on his final world tour, a show to celebrate his musical legacy: The Gambler’s Last Deal.

Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, Rogers still loves touring and recording new music. Even so, Rogers came to a conclusion that family is more important than touring at this stage in his career, once he’s played the final date of his last world tour. “I’ve been so lucky to have enjoyed such a long career and to have such amazing support from my fans and all who have helped me along the way, but there comes a time when I need to focus on spending time with my family. My life is about my wife and my 11-year-old twin boys right now. There are a lot of things I want to do together with them to create some special memories. I don’t have a bucket list of my own...I have a bucket list of things I want to do with them.”








Born in Abbott, Texas in 1931, Bobbie Lee Nelson, is an American pianist and singer.  She is the sister of previous TCMHOF Inductee Willie Nelson, and is a member of his band Willie Nelson and Family. In 2008 Bobbie released her debut solo album Audiobiography and 7 years later recorded the album December Day with brother Willie.










Special guests for the Induction ceremony will be Emcee Tracy Byrd, TG Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Linda Davis, Dallas Wayne, Voice Impressionist-Comedian Johnny Counterfit, and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band.

Emcee Tracy Byrd

TG Sheppard

Kelly Lang

Linda Davis

Dallas Wayne

Johnny Counterfit

The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band

With Shawnda Rains and Charlie Shearer

Mo Jelaudarzadeh - Owner of Mo's Place in Katy, Texas, he spent many years helping with the success of Texas Country Music artists. When Mo first came to America, he had nothing but a suitcase & the ambition to achieve the "American Dream". After working as a dishwasher, trying to put himself through college, he was given a chance to be promoted to bartender, where he found his passion to serve people, and fell in love with County Music. Mo was given a chance to bartend at many fine establishments, which led him to finally take the first step in accomplishing his dream of opening Mo's.
“I was given many first chances by people who believed in me. And I will never forget the ones who got me to where I am today. This is what I make the effort to do for every person who walks on to this stage. "See the stars of tomorrow at Mo's Place today", is my slogan for a reason, I believe in every one of you, and want to give y'all the first chances I was so graciously given. It's not just business here, we care for and become family with every act we encounter, from the big Nashville Acts, to our local Hometown Bands, we welcome each one of you home.”

Tracy Pitcox -  Born and raised in Brady, Texas, Pitcox attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He has been employed by KNEL radio since 1986. He owns Heart of Texas Records, Heart of Texas Recording Studio, Pitcox Rental and Storage Buildings and the Heart of Texas Events Center. He is also president of the 1,000 member Heart of Texas Country Music Association and the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum. Tracy’s radio show “Hillbilly Hits” provides traditional country fans with an opportunity to hear their beloved music

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County Line Magazine readers voted the Texas Country Music
Hall of Fame
as the BEST MUSEUM in the the Upper East Side
of Texas in 2014.

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August 11, 2017 - John Ritter Tribute Showcase

June 24, 2017 - Showcase Auditions



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Tex Ritter Museum. . .
was opened on the upper floor of the Hawthorn-Clabaugh-Patterson House on October 18, 1992. Memorabilia was received from Ritter's family in California, and after hours of cleaning and cataloging the items by volunteers, the museum became a reality. With the opening of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, the Museum was moved to the new location in August, 2003.

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