Heart of Texas Country Music Association

 

The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum Ribbon Cutting with Dave Kirby, Big Bill Lister, Ron Williams, Jimmy Eaves, Leona Williams, David McCormick, Tracy Pitcox, Justin Trevino, Johnny Moore, Al Dean, Frankie Miller, and Darrell McCall.

 

It is impossible to include everything that

we have on display. We hope that you

will enjoy the following "mini-tour"!

 

Korean War fatigues from Grand Ole Opry Stars Teddy and Doyle Wilburn

  

Ray Price’s Nudie designed suit with rhinestone feather designs

 

  

 

Jim Reeves’ 1956 Flxible Tour Bus

 
 

 

 

Lefty Frizzell’s Nudie Musical Note Suit used on the “Lefty Frizzell Greatest Hits” album

 

Ernie Ashworth’s “Lip Suit” honoring his biggest hit “Talk Back Trembling Lips”


Our display honoring
Jim Reeves

contains two of his suits, a record award

and a Grammy Nomination plaque.


Custom Made black, white, yellow and red boots and a white cowboy hat from

Country Music Hall of Famer Carl Smith.

 

Hank Williams Jr. Nudie designed musical shirt along with his

custom made monogrammed boots

Webb Pierce's famous "Wondering Acres" guitar shaped mail box has been

refurbished and is on display inside the museum.

 

 

 

 

Ferlin Husky’s extensive display includes his tailored tux, first guitar, rhinestone

guitar strap and Hollywood Walk of Fame award.  We also have his 1975 Cadillac Limo.

Barbara Mandrell’s rhinestone encrusted belt from her stage dress.

Barbara Mandrell’s personal home jukebox filled with records from her career along with other favorites including Darrell McCall and Rose Lee and Joe Maphis.

 

Johnny Cash’s Desert Storm fatigues

 

June Carter Cash’s gold lame dress

 

 

Buck Owens’ red, white and blue guitar

 

Jim Reeves’ suit, awards, Baby Martin guitar and Grammy award

are part of the collection along with his 1956 Tour Bus.

 

 

 

Our Hank Snow collection includes his Gay custom inlayed guitar, Harvey Krantz

suit used on his 80th Birthday portrait, musical note suit, Leddy boots and his desk name plate.

 

 

   

  The “Coal Miners Daughter” Loretta Lynn has donated several items to our museum including stage dresses, shoes and even jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Lynn’s first rhinestone stage suit

 

 

George

George Strait's Resistol Straw Hat.

 

 

 

“The Tall Texan” Billy Walker’s 1965 Martin and 12 string Vox guitars

 with his Manuel stage suit and pants.

 

Jim Reeves' 1956 Flxible Touring Bus (show here with the Blue Boys in 1965) is now parked

beside our museum. The inside of the bus has been refurbished and you can now go through this

historic vehicle. After Jim's death, "Big Blue" was used by Wilma Burgess

and The Wilburn Brothers.

 

 

Floyd Tillman’s typewriter, monogrammed boots, hat and Gibson guitar.

 

 

 

Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright broke ground on our museum in 1998.  They have also

donated some of their memorabilia including Johnny’s Nudie Suit and Kitty’s Gingham Dress.

 

Mary Lou Turner’s Nudie rhinestone boots used while touring with Bill Anderson.

 

 

Hank Thompson and his wife Ann have been staunch supporters of the Heart of Texas

Country Music Museum.  Over $10,000 was donated in Hank’s honor after his passing. 

Numerous Nudie suits, awards and other memorabilia help to showcase his legacy.

 

The Texas Troubadour Ernest Tubb’s Nathan Turk suit, ‘An American Original’ bust award,

commemorative Martin Guitar and reel from the Ernest Tubb Television Show (guitar and reel

courtesy of David McCormick and the Ernest Tubb Record Shops)

The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum

 is located at 1701 South Bridge Street

in Brady, Texas.

There is no admission and the museum is operated and

financed by the Heart of Texas Country Music Association.

 

The Museum's normal hours are:

Friday from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Saturday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

and Sunday from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

 

For special tours or after hour visits, please call our office at (325) 597-1895, (512) 751-9278,

(325) 220-1784 or (713) 501-7981 or email us at: tracy@hillbillyhits.com