Heart of Texas Country Music Festival 2023
Welcome From Tracy Pitcox
Heart of Texas Country Music Festival 2023 Schedule
March 23 (Thursday) TruCountry Hotel Ballroom 202 West Main
6:00 PM Welcome Party And Dance With The Kenaston Band
March 24 (Friday) Ed Davenport Civic Center 816 San Angelo Highway
2:00 PM Heart of Texas Facebook Live With Dottsy & Tony Booth at the Heart of Texas Museum
6:00 PM Welcome Concert with Gene Watson and the Farewell Party Band $25/$35
9:00PM Darrell McCall, Tony Booth & Justin Trevino Dance $15
March 25 (Saturday) Ed Davenport Civic Center 816 San Angelo Highway
10:00 AM Tommy Horton At The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum (Donation)
11:00 AM Jeannie C. Riley Meet & Greet At The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum
2:00 PM Heart of Texas Concert Featuring The Malpass Brothers, Darrell McCall, Dottsy, Tony Booth, Mary Lou Turner, Justin Trevino, Frankie Miller, Mona McCall & Kaye Tolson $20/$30 8:00 PM Heart of Texas Dance Featuring The Malpass Brothers, Darrell McCall, Dottsy, Tony Booth, Heather Myles, Mary Lou Turner, Justin Trevino, Mona McCall & Kaye Tolson $25
March 26 (Sunday) Heart of Texas Events Center 804 San Angelo Higway
3:00 PM Cowboy Church Show with Special Guests Mary Lou Turner, Kaye Tolson and Tommy Horton
7:00PM The Dennis Stroughmatt Band $10
March 27 (Monday) Heart of Texas Events Center 804 San Angelo Highway
7:00 PM Tommy Hooker Band $15
March 28 (Tuesday) Heart of Texas Events Center 804 San Angelo Highway
7:00 PM The Justin Trevino Band $15
March 29 (Wednesday) Ed Davenport Civic Center 816 San Angelo Highway
12:00 PM Heart of Texas Steel Guitar Show (Free Admission)
7:00 PM Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys & Kelly Spinks And Miles of Texas at Brady Civic Center $25
March 30 (Thursday) Ed Davenport Civic Center 816 San Angelo Highway
12:00 PM Heart of Texas Jam Featuring The Kenastons (Free Admission)
7:00 PM Jake Hooker & The Outsiders and the Rocky King Band $25
March 31 (Friday) Ed Davenport Civic Center 816 San Angelo Highway
9:00 AM Darrell McCall & Friends Golf Tournament
2:00 PM Heart of Texas Facebook Live
7:00 PM The Brady Honeycut Band And Jeff Woolsey & The Dance Hall Kings $25
April 1 (Saturday) Ed Davenport Civic Center 816 San Angelo Highway
10:00 AM Tommy Horton At The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum
2:00 PM Heart of Texas Concert with with Gary P. Nunn & The Lost Gonzo Band, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Amber Digby, Landon Dodd, Justin Trevino, Rance Norton & Dottsy $20/$30 8:00 PM Heart of Texas Dance Featuring the Gary P. Nunn & The Lost Gonzo Band, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Amber Digby, Heather Myles, Landon Dodd, Justin Trevino, Rance Norton & Dottsy $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. 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 call the City of Brady (325) 597-2152 and ask for Tina Keys, Rockin R RV Park at (325) 792-7853 or the Heart of Texas RV Park at (979) 533-5700.
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.
We do accept cash, checks and credit and debit cards for ticket, silent auction and merchandise sales. The concession stand is cash or check only.
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 Llano Country Opry and Seguin shows at the Lantex and Texas 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 past projects 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, Tayla Lynn, 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.”