Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & the Tex Ritter Museum, Carthage

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The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, formerly the Tex Ritter Museum, located in Carthage in Panola County in East Texas, honors those who have made outstanding contributions to country music and were born in the state of Texas. This includes singers, songwriters, disc jockeys, and others.
A museum, a large multi-purpose room, and a gift shop comprise the major areas of interest within the facility. The multi-purpose room can be configured to serve as a lecture hall or a dining room. It is covered with impressive photographs from local and regional history. The museum contains information panels that cover each inductee's career and accomplishments through text, photographs, and various artifacts.
In the center of the exhibit area, a replica of a 1930s theater marquee reminds visitors of the role of country music in film. A juke box nearby allows visitors to select the country songs that they wish to hear played while touring the museum.
The marquee serves as the entrance to the Tex Ritter Museum. A native of Panola County, Ritter was one of the first singers inducted into the hall of fame when it was established in 1998. There is also a museum exhibit on Ritter's son, John Ritter.
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  • A must visit if you are a country music fan. Some great displays of artists paraphernalia’s, all very well laid out. The lady running the place when we were there was very helpful, showing us round th...  more »
  • Loved the museum and the memories it stirred. The Texas stars are all great talented entertainers and should be remembered with appreciation. Museum is engaging and well organized. Staff was friendly ...  more »
  • Good fun, great music! About 35 young talented Country artist! My friend Cody Alexander did a great job! Very nice, educational, celebrate Texas Musicians! Nice displays! Very clean, beautiful!
  • This place is SUPER KOOL ! Got all my favorite country singers & my number one Willie & Waylon !

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