Hall of Fame | Texas Country Music

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

Located in Carthage, Texas

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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 Texas Country Music Hall of Fame/Tex Ritter Museum opened in August 2002 in a $2.5 million state-of-the-art facility. Since that date, over 30,000 country music fans have stepped back in time to re-live great moments in country music history.  Fans have come from every state as well as numerous foreign countries including England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Canada, India, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia.

The museum started in 1993 as the Tex Ritter Museum and expanded to include friends of Tex and other Texas-born country music legends. In August 2004, the museum expanded to add a significant Jim Reeves display which features the radio equipment from Jim's radio station KGRI in Henderson.

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Inductees for Texas Country Music Hall of Fame:

1998

Tex Ritter
Jim Reeves
Willie Nelson
Gene Autry
Cindy Walker
Joe Allison

1999

Ernest Tubb
Hank Thompson
Waylon Jennings

2000

Dale Evans
Charlie Walker
Bob Wills

2001

Ray Price
Billy Walker
Stuart Hamblen

2002

Tanya Tucker
Gene Watson
Nat Stuckey

2003

Kris Kristofferson
Lefty Frizzell
Johnny Bush

2004

Mac Davis
Johnny Lee

J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper)

2005

Roger Miller
Jimmy Dean
Johnny Gimble
Glenn Sutton

2006

The Gatlin Brothers - Larry, Steve, Rudy
Billy Joe Shaver - Honky Tonk Hero

2007

Bob Luman
Red Steagall
Johnny Rodriguez

2008

Buck Owens
The Whites
Mickey Newbury

2009

Linda Davis "Song Stylist"
Michael Martin Murphey "Singing Cowboy Poet"
Neal McCoy "The Entertainer"

2010

George Jones "Ol' Possum"
Al Dexter "Pistol Packin' Mama"
Ray Winkler "Welcome to My World"

2011

Mickey Gilley
Moe Bandy

2014

Duane Allen - The Oak Ridge Boys

2015

Tracy Byrd
Dallas Wayne

2016

Clint Black

2017

Bobbie Lee Nelson
Kenny Rogers

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