COUNTRY MUSIC LEGENDS
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, located in Carthage and home to the Tex Ritter Museum, fills its thirteen thousand square foot space with exhibitions honoring individuals who are recognized nationally as outstanding in the field of country music. The Hall also houses a gift shop and a large banquet room that can accommodate over 200 diners. Hall of Fame inductees include Gene Autry, Willie Nelson, and Tex Ritter, considered the country’s first official “singing cowboy”. Ritter even has his own Museum located within the Hall. Memorabilia from Ritter’s extensive career as country music recording star, stage and movie actor, television personality, and cast member of the Grand Ole Opry fill the Museum archives. The Hall of Fame, a favorite stop on the Texas Forest Trail, also hosts the Annual Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Show, a night of live music performances by an all-star lineup of country music greats and taking place on the Carthage Civic Center stage.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & Tex Ritter Museum
Adult: $10, Children: 5
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.