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29 Persons in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame:

Location:
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
310 W. Panola
Carthage, TX 75633
Web Site:
Years Active:
1998 to present

Billy Walker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Marvin Walker
Nickname(s):
The Tall Texan
Traveling Texan, the Masked Singer of Country Songs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocals, guitar. Songs Charlie's Shoes, Cross the Brazos at Waco, A Million and One. Died with wife and others when their van ran off the road and overturned. He was driving, after midnight. Grand Ole Opry. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. West Texas Walk of Fame 2003.

Bob Wills

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Robert Wills
Nickname(s):
The King of Western Swing
Jim Rob
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Western swing band The Texas Playboys. Songs San Antonio Rose, Faded Love. Country Music Hall of Fame 1968. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. West Texas Walk of Fame 1990. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Texas Playboys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Texas Playboys.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Texas Playboys.

Buck Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-host with Roy Clark of TV show Hee Haw. Movie Murder Can Hurt You. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996. Country Music Hall of Fame 1996. Song Act Naturally. Died at his home in Bakersfield, California. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. California Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cindy Walker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cindy Walker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Compositions for many artists, winning awards. Songs Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream), Lone Star Trail, When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again, You Don't Know Me. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2011. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Dale Evans

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Frances Octavia Smith
Also Known As:
Frances Fox
Marian Lee
Dale Evans Rogers
Nickname(s):
Queen of the West
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than R. Dale Butts by 2 years.
wife of
Roy Rogers, until his earlier death.
Younger than Roy Rogers by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

A birth certificate says she was born as Lucille Wood Smith, but her mother insisted she was named Frances Octavia Smith. Wrote song Happy Trails. Host of TV show A Date with Dale. In many films with husband Roy Rogers. Hall of Great Western Performers 1976. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1983. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Texas Trail of Fame 1997. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6638 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1737 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 5 May 2001.

Ernest Tubb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Dale Tubb
Nickname(s):
the Texas Troubadour
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song Walking the Floor over You. Country Music Hall of Fame 1965. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Texas Trail of Fame 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gene Autry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Traveled and performed with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show. Songs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Back in the Saddle Again. Was owner of the baseball team California Angels and a Los Angeles television station. Country Music Hall of Fame 1969. Hall of Great Western Performers 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1991. Angels Hall of Fame 2011. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star; ceremony: 7 April 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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George Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Glenn Jones
Also Known As:
Thumper Jones
Nickname(s):
The Possum
No Show Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tammy Wynette by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Why, Baby Why, I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool, High-Tech Redneck, He Stopped Loving Her Today, We're Gonna Hold On. Nickname "No Show Jones" comes from excessive drinking problems he had - in 1979 he missed more than 50 concerts. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. Kennedy Center Honors 2008. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 1992. National Medal of Arts 2002. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Glenn Sutton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Royce Glenn Sutton
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lynn Anderson by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Song Almost Persuaded. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1999.

Hank Thompson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry William Thompson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Honky tonk Western swing. Country Music Hall of Fame 1989. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2002. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Texas Trail of Fame 2006.

Jim Reeves

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Travis Reeves
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Jim
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 20 days before his 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Four Walls, He'll Have to Go which was written by Joe Allison. Died in a plane crash in a rainstorm. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 1967. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Jimmy Dean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Ray Dean
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Big Bad John. Movie Diamonds are Forever in role of Willard Whyte. Sold "Jimmy Dean" sausage in ads on television. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. West Texas Walk of Fame 1984.

Joe Allison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joe Marion Allison
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song He'll Have to Go recorded by Jim Reeves. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1978. Disc Jockey Hall of Fame 1976. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Lou Groza Award 1992.

Johnny Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Ham
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Charlene Tilton by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Album Live at Billy Bob's Texas. Cover of song Lady in Red in 1991. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004.

JP Richardson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jiles Perry Richardson Jr.
Also Known As:
J.P. Richardson
J. P. Richardson
Jay P. Richardson
Nickname(s):
Big Bopper
The Big Bopper
Jape
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Chantilly Lace. Died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens. Composed for others sons Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, Running Bear, White Lightnin'. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004. Rockabilly Hall of Fame 1997. Texas Radio Hall of Fame 2008.

Lefty Frizzell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Orville Frizzell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Album Look What Thoughts Will Do. Song If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Country Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mac Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Morris Mac Davis
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Sting II. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004. West Texas Walk of Fame 1983. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2010. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 September 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mickey Gilley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mickey Leroy Gilley
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Honky-tonk piano. Songs Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time, Stand by Me. First cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. The scene for movie Urban Cowboy is his famous bar "Gilley's Club" in Pasadena, Texas. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2011. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 October 1984.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mickey Newbury

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Milton Sims Newbury Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings, Sweet Memories. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Moe Bandy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Franklin Bandy Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Album Cowboy Songs with Moe Bandy. Song I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2011.

Neal McCoy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hubert Neal McGaughey Jr.
Also Known As:
Neal McGoy
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 14 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs No Doubt About It, Wink. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2009.

Ray Price

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Noble Price
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Crazy Arms, Heartaches by the Number, Danny Boy, For the Good Times. Country Music Hall of Fame 1996. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2001.

Red Steagall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Russell Steagall
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Big Bad John. The Official Cowboy Poet of Texas in April 1991. Rodeo performer. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1999. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006.

Roger Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Dean Miller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Dang Me, King of the Road. Country Music Hall of Fame 1995. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2004. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2013. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2011.

Tanya Tucker

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Tanya Denise Tucker
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Tan-yuh" rather than "Tahn-yah". Recorded song Delta Dawn at age 13. Songs Would You Lay Down with Me (In a Field of Stone), What's Your Mama's Name?, Blood Red and Goin' Down, Lizzie and the Rainman, Strong Enough to Bend. Movie Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (made for TV). Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2002. West Texas Walk of Fame 1988.

Tex Ritter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Woodward Maurice Ritter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 10 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dorothy Fay, until he died.
Older than Dorothy Fay by 10 years.
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ridin' the Cherokee Trail, Bullets for Bandits. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 1964. Hall of Great Western Performers 1980. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1982. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Texas Trail of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Waylon Jennings

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Waylon Arnold Jennings
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Jessi Colter, until he died.
Older than Jessi Colter by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and the theme song for the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. Muppet movie Follow That Bird. Guitarist. Member of the Buddy Holly band - gave up his seat on the plane which crashed, to JP Richardson. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Member of groups The Old Dogs, The Highwaymen. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Guitar Center RockWalk 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995. West Texas Walk of Fame 1980. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Willie Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson
Nickname(s):
Red-Headed Stranger
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Composed songs Crazy, Hello Walls. Songs Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, Always on My Mind. Member of group The Highwaymen. Movies Stagecoach, Wag the Dog, Electric Horseman, Barbarossa, The Dukes of Hazzard. Once a disc jockey for Vancouver (Washington) station KVAN and in Fort Worth, Texas. Developed a bio-diesel business. Originated Farm Aid concerts in 1985. Kennedy Center Honors 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 1993. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2002. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. National Agricultural Hall of Fame 2011. Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2012.
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