22nd Annual Classic Country Music Festival
August 8-11, 2019
  • August 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Show
    Venue - Carthage Civic Center

    Contact Chamber of Commerce
    for tickets

     903 693-6634
    Civic Center Seating Chart

Welcome to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

TCMHOF 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 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. Read the "Legacy of Tex Ritter" in the County Line Magazine.

The Legacy of Tex Ritter
  • 2019 - Rodney Crowell

    2019 - Rodney Crowell

    Rodney Crowell Crowell has written 15 #1 songs on the Country music charts and has won two Grammys. His critically-acclaimed last album, Close Ties, garnered a Grammy nomination. Throughout his career, Crowell has also won six Americana Music Awards, including the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, and is a member of the Nashville...
  • 2019-Claude Gray

    2019-Claude Gray

    Claude Gray Singer-songwriter and guitar picker Claude Gray stands 6'5" and is frequently called "the Tall Texan." Best known for his1960 hit "Family Bible," Claude Gray was born January 26, 1932 in Henderson, Texas. Gray started his singing career while attending High School in his hometown of Henderson, Texas and served in the United States...
  • 2019 - Jeannie C. Riley

    2019 - Jeannie C. Riley

    Jeannie C. Riley  Best known for her international crossover hit “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” Jeannie C. Riley was born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945 in Anson, Texas where she fell in love with country music. Jeannie made her public debut as a teenager on her uncle Johnny Moore’s local jamboree show. Not long after graduating from high...
2019 Induction Ceremony Special Guests

2006 Hall of Fame Inductees - The Gatlin Brothers

d wayne Emcee Dallas Wayne  t booth
Tony Booth
a digby
Amber Digby 
tcmhof band
 The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band
With Shawnda Rains and Charlie Shearer

John Ritter Showcase

Contestant Application Form

Showcase Rules

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TCMHOF Ticket Sales

Venue-Carthage Civic Center

Ticket Pricing

Seating Chart

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

Membership Application

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  • The Tex Ritter Museum

    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,...