Mason County News
Weather Fair 81.0°F (47%)
Heart of Texas Country Music Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 • Posted August 25, 2010

The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, August 28, at the Ed Davenport Civic Center in Brady.

The festivities will include an afternoon Matinee Concert at 2:00 PM followed by the Dance on Saturday night beginning at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are on sale by calling (325) 597-1895 or will be available at the door the day of the performances.

The entertainment this year will be full of Traditional Country Music legends including The Survivors: Darrell McCall, Tony Booth and Curtis Potter with special guests Georgette Jones, Mona McCall, Justin Trevino, Frankie Miller, Kimberly Murray, Rance Norton and Landon Dodd.

Darrell McCall is a legendary Texas dance hall entertainer with many hits to his credit including "Dreams of A Dreamer" "It’s The Water" "There’s Still A Lot of Love In San Antone" and his duet with Willie Nelson on "Lily Dale." Darrell’s wife Mona will also join him on stage. Mona released her first album "Memories Love A Melody" two years ago.

Tony Booth gained fame by working for Buck Owens as a front man and bass player. He branched out on his own with major hits including "Cinderella" "Keys In The Mailbox" "Close Up The Honkytonks" and "Lonesome 7-7203."

Curtis Potter began his career with his own television show at the age of 15. In 1959, he joined the Hank Thompson band as the front man and bass player. He later recorded for Dot, Step One, Hillside and now Heart of Texas Records.

Georgette Jones is the only child of George Jones and Tammy Wynette. She has just released her first album on Heart of Texas Records filled with a musical tribute to both of her parents. Her father also joins her on their first duet "You And Me And Time." Jones has most recently toured Ireland and England with another tour scheduled back to Europe in October.

Frankie Miller won a Grammy Award for his own composition "Blackland Farmer" and followed it up with hits "Family Man" and "A Little South of Memphis." His entire musical catalog was recently released on the German based Bear Family Records.

Justin Trevino has led both the Mason and Llano Country Opry Bands for ten years while producing six very successful solo albums and touring with Darrell McCall and Johnny Bush. Kimberly Murray has just released her first project "Once Upon A Time In A Honky Tonk" and is a regular opry performer. Jake Hooker and Justin Trevino join her on the project. Rance Norton, a college freshman, is another popular opry performer with his first release "True Country" now available including duets with Johnny Bush and Justin Trevino. Landon Dodd has just released his first CD "Call of The Wine" with help from Leona Williams and Amber Digby on a couple of special duets.

The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum will be hosting a special open house during the 10th Anniversary Celebration. The museum will be open Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Several special guests will be at the museum during some of these times. The museum is located at 1701 South Bridge in Brady. There will be special drawings at the museum throughout the open house.

The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum opened in August of 2000. The museum contains items from over one hundred country music entertainers including Patsy Cline, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Cowboy Copas, Randy Travis, Barbara Mandrell, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Mel Tillis, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, George Jones, Hank Thompson and even Jim Reeves’ 1956 tour bus and Ferlin Husky’s 1975 Cadillac.

"We are excited about celebrating our 10th Anniversary," Tracy Pitcox said. "Thousands of country music fans have toured the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum throughout the last ten years. We are so proud of being to preserve some of the heritage of this very popular music. We are even more proud that our museum has been open and free to the public since we first opened our doors thanks to the 1,000 member of the Heart of Texas Country Music Association."

For more information about the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum, log on to or call (325) 597-1895.

This article has been read 218 times.
Readers are solely responsible for the content of the comments they post here. Comments do not necessarily reflect the opinion or approval of Mason County News. Comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.
Comments powered by Disqus