Entertainment Ranch & Rural Living Magazine, monthly periodical print version as well as online sample articles about sheep, goats, cattle, horses, rural life. http://www.ranchmagazine.com/index.php/Table/Country-Music/ Tue, 23 May 2017 00:58:52 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Brady’s HOT Country Music Museum http://www.ranchmagazine.com/index.php/Country-Music/bradys-hot-country-music-museum.html http://www.ranchmagazine.com/index.php/Country-Music/bradys-hot-country-music-museum.html  By Ross McSwain

Costume pieces worn by Cal Smith, Joe Paul Nichols, a fiddle used by Bob Wills, a Ferlin Husky guitar and a blue dress worn by Skeeter Davis are on display in this case at the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum in Brady, Texas.

Brady, the heart of Texas, is perhaps best known for its annual Goat Cookoff celebration on Labor Day Weekend, but the community is now getting recognition as the nation’s new mecca for traditional country music that is still performed in honky-tonks all over the South. The town is home of the Heart of Texas Country Museum, the Hillbilly Hits radio show and the 850-member Hillbilly Hits Fan Club.

With the New Year 2009, the Heart of Texas Country Music Association will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with tickets going on sale at 9 a.m. on February 2 for the big first weekend party and dance scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 13-14 at the Brady Civic Center. The second weekend anniversary celebration event will be on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28.

The HOT Country Music Association and museum with its new recording studio is a spinoff of the popular fan club that has been hosted for the past two decades by Radio Station KNEL’s DeJay Tracy Pitcox.

Pitcox, who started working at the station as a high school teenager in 1986, has become one of the best known country DJ’s in the nation due to his personal interviews with legendary country music industry figures such as Willie Nelson, Kitty Wells, Ray Price, Bob Wills, Conway Twiddy, Loretta Lynn and many others. These interviews and some 75 more were later

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