Museum Mini Tour

Museum Ribbon Cutting with Heart of Texas Music Association Members
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"!
     

 

    

 

a korean war fatigues from grand ole opry stars teddy and doyle wilburn a korean war fatigues from grand ole opry stars teddy and doyle wilburn 2
Korean War fatigues from Grand Ole Opry Stars Teddy and Doyle Wilburn



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Ray Price’s Nudie designed suit with rhinestone feather designs

 

 jim reeves1956  tour bus headlight  jim reeves1956 side of flxible tour bus with WSM Grand Ole Opry painted on side  jim reeves1956 flxible tour bus inside seats
Jim Reeves’ 1956 Flxible Tour Bus

 

 

efty frizzells nudie musical note suite used on the lefty frizzell greatest hits album 1 lefty frizzells nudie musical note suite lefty frizzells nudie musical note suite used on the lefty frizzell greatest hits album 3 defty frizzells nudie musical note suite used on the lefty frizzell greatest hits album

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



         

ernie ashworths lip suit honoring his biggest hit talk back trembling lips 1 ernie ashworths lip suit honoring his biggest hit talk back trembling lips 2  ernie ashworths lip suit honoring his biggest hit talk back trembling lips 3 ernie ashworths lip suit honoring his biggest hit talk back trembling lips 4 ernie ashworths lip suit honoring his biggest hit talk back trembling lips 5
Ernie Ashworth’s “Lip Suit” honoring his biggest hit “Talk Back Trembling Lips”

               


display honoring jim reeves contains two of his suits a record award and a grammy nomination plaqueOur 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

Custom Made black, white, yellow and red boots and a white cowboy hat from Country Music Hall of Famer Carl Smith.

 hank williams jur nudie designed musical shirt aling with his custom made monogaammed boots 1 hank williams jur nudie designed musical shirt aling with his custom made monogaammed boots 2 hank williams jur nudie designed musical shirt aling with his custom made monogaammed boots 3

     Hank Williams Jr. Nudie designed musical shirt along with his custom made monogrammed boots



webb pierce wondering guitar shaped mail box on display inside the museumWebb Pierce's
famous "Wondering Acres" guitar shaped mail box has beenrefurbished and is on display inside the museum.

 ferlin huskys extensive display includes his tailored tux first guitar rhinestone guitar strap  ferlin huskys extensive display includes hollywood walk of fame award 1975 ferlin huskys extensive display includes his tailored tux
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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 mandrells rhinestdone encrusted belt from her stage dress    

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


barbara mandrells personal home junebox
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 cashs desert storm fatigues  june carter casjhs gold lame dress

     Johnny Cash’s Desert Storm fatigues and June Carters Cash's Gold Lame Dress.   

 

buck owens red white and blue guitar second view of buck owens red white and blue guitar
Buck Owens’ red, white and blue guitar.

 

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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 our hank snow collection includes his gay custom inlayed guitar harvey krantz suit our hank snow collection includes his gay custom inlayed guitar
our hank snow collection includes his guitar    
Our Hank Snow collection includes his Gay custom inlayed guitar, Harvey Krantzsuit used on his 80th Birthday portrait, musical note suit, Leddy boots and his desk name plate.



         

the coal miners daughter donated one of her shoes the coal miners daughter loretta lynn has donated several items to our museum including jewelry  the coal miners daughter loretta lynn stage dresses shoes and jewelry
the coal miners daughter loretta lynn stage dresses the coal miners daughter jewelry the coal miners daughter loretta lynn stage dresses, shoes and jewelry
The “Coal Miners Daughter” Loretta Lynn has donated several items to our museum including stage dresses, shoes and even jewelry.



judy lynns rhinestone stage suit view one  judy lynns first rhinestone stage suit view two judy lynns rhinestone stage suit view three
judy lynns rhinestone stage suit view four   judy lynns first rhinestone stage suit showing full length
 Judy Lynn’s first rhinestone stage suit

       
         
        

 
george strait resistol straw hat

George Strait's Resistol Straw Hat.

the tall texan billy walkers 1965 martin and 12 string vox guitars the tall texan billy walkers closeup stage suit and pants the tall texan billy walkers 12 string vox guitar closeup
the tall texan billy walkers 12 string vox guitar   the tall texan billy walkers 1965 martin guitar and his manuel stage shirt
“The Tall Texan” Billy Walker’s 1965 Martin and 12 string Vox guitars  with his Manuel stage suit and pants.

      

 

jim reeves and the blue boys in 1965 in front of big blue tour bus

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 tillmans monogrammed boots floyd tillmans gibson guitar  floyd tillmans typewriter monogrammed boots hat and gibson guitar
 floyd tillmans typewriter   floyd tillmans typewriter with typed paper showing
Floyd Tillman’s typewriter, monogrammed boots, hat and Gibson guitar.

 

johnnys nudie suit and kittys gingham dress closeup of johnnys nudie suit johnnys nudie suit and kittys gingham dress second photo johnnys nudie suit and kittys gingham dress third view

 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 turners nudie rhinestone boots used while touring with bill anderson closeup view mary lou turners nudie rhinestone boots
Mary Lou Turner’s Nudie rhinestone boots used while touring with Bill Anderson.


  

hank thompson nudie suit another one of hank thompson's nudie suits hank thompson silver dollar memorabilia view of two of hank thompson's nudie suits awards and two awards

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.

 

  texas troubadour ernest tubbs american original bust award commemorative z texas troubadour ernest tubbs commemorative martin guitar  texas troubadour ernest tubbs nathan turk suit    z texas troubadour ernest  american original bust award commemorative martin guitar
    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)

        
    

Museum display case featuring itms from Bob Wills and several other country music starsMuseum display case featuring items from Bob Wills, Claude Gray, Freddie Hart, Cal Smith, Rose Maddox, Skeeter Davis, Joe Paul Nichols, Grandpa Jones and Stonewall Jackson among others.


View of the Heart of Texas Country Music Association Museum
Museum case representing George Jones, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, Roy Acuff, Roger Miller, Tammy Wynette, Buck Owens, Barbara Mandrell, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Cowboy Weaver, Wanda Jackson and Chuck Jennings among others.


boots from jimmy newman junior brown hank thompson hank snow trisha yearwood and carl smith


Boots from Jimmy C. Newman, Junior Brown, Hank Thompson, Hank Snow, Trisha Yearwood and Carl Smith.


texas legend johnny bush donates his cadillac to the heart of texas country music museum

Texas Legend Johnny Bush donates his Cadillac to the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum.


justin trevino darrell and mono mccall and pretty miss norma jean Justin Trevino, Darrell and Mona McCall and Pretty Miss Norma Jean visit with a group of fans from Sweden at the museum.


county music hall of famer bill anderson visting his museum display
Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson visiting his museum display.


visitors at the heart of texas country music museum
Visitors at the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum.


fans enjoying a concert at our upstairs performance hall at the heart of texas country music museum
Fans enjoying a concert at our upstairs performance hall at the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum.


country legend t graham brown trying on his old stage suit at the museum
Country Legend T. Graham Brown trying on his old stage suit at the museum.


heart of texas country music artists at opening of third expansion texas country music museum
Darrell McCall, Amber Digby, Joe Paul Nichols, Mona McCall, Bert Rivera, Hugo Chambers, Landon Dodd, Ann Thompson Womack, Georgette Jones, Tony Booth, Justin Trevino, Rance Norton, Curtis Potter, Dottsy, Tracy Pitcox and George Hamilton IV at the opening of our third expansion of the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum.


county hall of famer george jones with his nudie designed suit Country Hall of Famer George Jones with his Nudie designed suit on display at the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum.

 

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 1,000 member Heart of Texas Country Music Association.

The Museum's normal hours are:

Tuesday - Friday from 12:00 PM until 4:00 jPM

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) 456-5316 or (713) 501-7981 or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.