31st  Heart of Texas Country Music Festival    Brady, Texas                 

August 21 (Friday)           Brady Civic Center 
8:00 PM                   Johnny Bush and the Bandoleros               $25

August 22 (Saturday)     Brady Civic Center                                                                                                                
10:00 AM                 Tommy Horton At The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum (Donation)                    
2:00 PM                   Heart of Texas Concert Featuring Moe Bandy & The Americana Band, Darrell McCall, Norma Jean, Tony Booth, Myra Rolen, Mary Lou Turner, Mona McCall, Rance Norton, Landon Dodd  & Frankie Miller $21                                                                                                                                                                             
8:00 PM                   Heart of Texas Dance Featuring Moe Bandy & The Americana Band, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Heather Myles, Mary Lou Turner, Mona McCall, Rance Norton, Landon Dodd & Frankie Miller $25

August 23 (Sunday)        Heart of Texas Events Center                                                                                            
3:00 PM                   Norma Jean’s Cowboy Church Show with Special Guests Mary Lou Turner, Kaye Tolson and Tommy Horton (Donation)

August 24 (Monday)      Heart of Texas Events Center                                                                                            
9:30 AM                  Welcome Wagon Free Breakfast  At McCulloch County Library at 401 East Commerce 7:00 PM     Kelly Spinks And Miles of Texas          $15

August 25 (Tuesday)      Heart of Texas Events Center                                                                                          
12:00 PM                Boot Scooters Dance Lessons at McCulloch County Library 401 East Commerce                                    
7:00 PM                 The Justin Trevino Band                      $15

August 26 (Wednesday)                                                                                                                                                               
12:00 PM                Heart of Texas Steel Guitar Show at Heart of Texas Events Center  (Free Admission)  
7:00 PM                 Jody Nix And The Texas Cowboys With Jeff Woolsey And The Dance Hall Kings at Brady Civic Center  $20

August 27 (Thursday)     Brady Civic Center                                                                                                                   
12:00 PM               Heart of Texas Jam Featuring The Kenastons (Free Admission)                                       
8:00 PM                 Jake Hooker & The Outsiders And Jeff Woolsey & Bobby Flores And The Yellow Rose Band $25

August 28 (Friday)           Brady Civic Center                                                                                                                   
9:00 AM                Darrell McCall & Friends Golf Tournament Call (830) 570-7582                                            
9:30 AM                Welcome Wagon Free Breakfast At McCulloch County Library at 401 East Commerce           
8:00 PM                Gene Watson & The Farewell Party Band with Tony Booth  $25

August 29 (Saturday)     Brady Civic Center                                                                                                                 
10:00 AM              Tommy Horton & Chuck Hancock At The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum                                              
11:30 AM              Jeannie C. Riley Meet & Greet At The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum
2:00 PM                Heart of Texas Concert  Johnny Rodriguez, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Amber Digby, Norma Jean, Landon Dodd, Dallas Wayne, Dottsy, Myra Rolen & Chuck Hancock $21
8:00 PM                Heart of Texas Dance Featuring Johnny Rodriguez, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Amber Digby, Heather Myles, Landon Dodd, Dallas Wayne, Dottsy, Chuck Hancock $25 

We highly suggest that you book your hotel rooms at this time to guarantee that you will have a place to stay in Brady. The hotel contact numbers include: Best Western (325) 597-3997, Holiday Inn Express (325) 597-1800, Sunset Inn (325) 597-0789 and the Gold Key Inn at (325) 597-2185. Please tell them that you are coming for the Country Music Festival as most have a special rate for those attending the functions. There are also a number of bed and breakfasts and hotel rooms available in Mason, Texas, which is a short twenty five minutes away.  For information on those, call the Mason Chamber at (325) 347-5758.  RV reservations at (325) 597-2152 and ask for Tina Keys.

The dances are all BYOB.  The museum does have concessions at each event that includes setups,  sodas, ice, popcorn, snacks and usually sandwiches.  We also conduct silent auction events during the evening sessions that benefit our Heart of Texas Country Music Museum.

The Concho Valley Transit provides free shuttle service throughout Brady, as well as to all the functions that we have throughout the week.  Just call them at (325) 245-3380 or (877) 947-8729 atleast thirty minutes before you want to depart or make a scheduled arrangement.

The Heart of Texas Country Music Association grew from the Hillbilly Hits Fan Club, a group established to promote the Hillbilly Hits Radio show from KNEL FM 95.3 in Brady. The traditional Country Music radio show is hosted by Tracy Pitcox and features requests and interviews with the legendary figures of the industry including George Jones, Willie Nelson, Kitty Wells, Ray Price, Bob Wills, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. 

The association, which boasts 1,000 members, promotes the Mason and Llano Country Opry shows at the Odeon and Lantex Theaters. The organization has sponsored many Country Music entertainers at those venues including Ray Price, Gene Watson, Kitty Wells, John Conlee, Freddie Hart, the Geezinslaws and Jean Shepard among others. The group also plans various trips to Branson and Nashville and operates Heart of Texas Records with projects currently by Tony Booth, Johnny Bush, Amber Digby, Landon Dodd, Dottsy, George Hamilton IV, Tommy Hooker, Georgette Jones, Dallas Wayne, Bobby Lewis, Bobby G. Rice, Mona McCall, Rance Norton, Kim Murray, Diane McCall, Joe Paul Nichols, Kaye Tolson, Guyanne McCall, Hank Thompson, Mary Lou Turner, Ferlin Husky, Don Wallace. Country Jim Sloan, Chuck Hancock, Floyd Tillman, Justin Trevino, Frankie Miller, Darrell McCall, Pretty Miss Norma Jean and Curtis Potter. 

The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum located in Brady, contains items from over 100 country music entertainers including Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Hank Thompson and even Jim Reeves’ 1956 tour bus.

“We are excited about Heart of Texas Country Music Festival,” Tracy Pitcox said. “We have enjoyed a great relationship with many of our KNEL listeners. Our group grew from a small core of listeners to a 1,000 member organization that promotes traditional Country Music throughout our state. We are certainly looking forward to celebrating this milestone.”