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.
Announcing the 2016 TCMHOF Inductee
Raised in Katy, Texas, Clint Black is the 48th inductee into the
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
He has sold over 20 million albums with 22 number one songs such as A Better Man, Killin' Time and Like the Rain.
The evening includes performances by Neal McCoy, Billy Dean, Dallas
Wayne, Barbara Fairchild,
Holly Tucker, and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band.
Emcee Neal McCoy
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band
With Shawnda Rains and Charlie Shearer
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame has announced a new award to be given
periodically honoring individuals who have given much needed support and
assistance and have contributed significantly to the country music profession.
Recipients for the 2016 show:
James White - The man behind the Broken
Spoke, the oldest and most famous Honky Tonk still in operation. For
over 50 years, many legends and upcoming stars have performed there.
Johnnie High - A music impresario,
starmaker and performer. He established Johnnie High's Country Music
Review and gave many young performers a start.
James Kirkland - Singer, songwriter, bass
player, side man for David Houston, Bob Luman, Jim Reeves and Ricky
Nelson. He was the first person to play electric bass on the Grand
Ole Opry and helped to pioneer the "Triple Slap" style of upright
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.