"We were housing all the costumes and other
posters, photos and memorabilia from these legendary figures at
our office location," Tracy Pitcox said. "We decided
we needed a building."
Local businessman Billy Jackson donated a lot on South Bridge
Street in Brady in memory of his wife Peggy Jackson.
Volunteers began collecting donations and construction began
on the 1200 square foot white limestone building. The entire building
was built debt free and after a two year drive and under the expert
guidance of contractor Harry Mitchell, the Heart of Texas Country
Music Museum was officially opened on August 5, 2000.
Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright broke ground on the Heart of Texas
Country Music Museum. Leona Williams, Darrell McCall, Dave Kirby,
Big Bill Lister, Frankie Miller, Johnny Moore, Al Dean, David
McCormick, Justin Trevino and Ron Williams participated in the
The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum is run by the 800 member
Heart of Texas Country Music Association. The volunteers keep
the museum open every weekend and admission is always free.
"We are indebted to so many volunteers and financial contributors,"
Pitcox said. "We had a dream and so many people helped us
to honor our rich Country Music Heritage.
The museum is open on Friday from 2:00
PM until 4:00 PM Saturday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM and on Sunday
from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
Group and bus tours are always welcome. The museum can also been
seen by making an appointment throughout the week. For a special
viewing, please call (325) 597-1895.