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.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Show
The 16th Annual Hall of Fame Show will be held on August 17, 2013, at the
Carthage Civic Center. The Show will feature an all-star line-up with some very
special guests as featured entertainers. Appearing on the Show will be Barbara
Fairchild, Ronnie McDowell, Moore and Moore, Ed Bruce, Tommy Overstreet,
Joe Stampley. They will be backed by the popular Texas Country Music Hall of
Fame Band headed up by the very talented Shawnda Rains and Charlie Shearer.
Also appearing this year will be 2002 Texas Country Music Hall of
Fame Member Gene Watson and the Farewell Party Band.
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.