Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

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Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame/Tex Ritter Museum, located in Carthage, Texas, in Panola County, honors those who have made outstanding contributions to country music and were born in the state of Texas. This includes singers, songwriters, disc jockeys and others. A museum, a large multi-purpose room, and a gift shop comprise the major areas of interest within the facility. The multi-purpose room can be configured to serve as a lecture hall or a dining room. The museum contains informational panels that cover each inductee's career and accomplishments through text, photographs, and artifacts. In the center of the exhibit area, a replica of a 1930s theater marquee reminds visitors of the role of country music in film. The marquee also serves as the entrance to the Tex Ritter Museum. Ritter, who was born in Panola County, was one of the first singers inducted into the hall when it was established in 1998. A notable exception to the hall of fame is that of Kenny Rogers who was born and raised in Houston, Texas and become one of the most successful performers in Country Music history, with a career spanning almost 60 years. Rogers has also not been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


  • Tex Ritter
  • Willie Nelson
  • Jim Reeves
  • Gene Autry
  • Joe Allison
  • Cindy Walker
  • Ernest Tubb
  • Hank Thompson
  • Bill Mack
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Dale Evans
  • Bob Wills
  • Charlie Walker
  • Stuart Hamblin
  • Billy Walker
  • Ray Price
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Gene Watson
  • Nat Stuckey
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Lefty Frizzell
  • Johnny Bush
  • The Big Bopper
  • Johnny Lee
  • Mac Davis
  • Roger Miller
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Johnny Gimble
  • Glenn Sutton
  • The Gatlin Brothers
  • Billy Joe Shaver
  • Johnny Rodriguez
  • Red Steagall
  • Bob Luman
  • Mickey Newbury
  • Buck Owens
  • The Whites
  • Linda Davis
  • Michael Martin Murphey
  • Neal McCoy
  • George Jones
  • Al Dexter
  • Ray Winkler

Building Activity

  • removed a media
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com