If you are looking for some of the best that modern Texas country music has to offer, you might want to stop in Austin, Texas. Austin Texas music is famous the world over; it's known as the live music capital of the world. You can hear just about any type of live music you want in Austin, but there is something special about the live Texas country music played there.
You'll find plenty of Texas country music acts in Austin. Among the country music singers and bands from Austin or calling Austin home you'll find Kenneth Brian, Terri Hendrix, Don Walser's Pure Texas Band, MacKenzie Traditional Country Music, and many, many more. From the best of traditional country music to the most modern of styles, you will find it in all in Austin, Texas and throughout the state.
Perhaps the best place to hear live Texas country music in Austin is at the Broken Spoke. The Broken Spoke prides itself as being pure Texas honky tonk, and they ain't kidding. The Broken Spoke began in 1964 to be the best in Austin country bars and works hard to provide customers a laid-back, honky tonk atmosphere with plenty of lively Texas honky tonk music.
Not far from Austin in Brady, just about as close to the heart of Texas you can get you will find the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum. The museum was built in 2001 to offer visitors to the town of Brady a taste of real Texas country music.
The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum offers all kinds of fascinating items. Among the most popular items on display are personal items from a number of different country music musicians, for example pairs of Loretta Lynn's shoes or a cowboy hat worn by George Strait. The museum is located on the corner of Sixteenth and Bridge Streets in Brady, Texas.
Another popular Texas country music destination is the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas. On the eastern side of the state in Panola Country, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame honors country music stars throughout the history of country music that were born in Texas.
One of the first inductees into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame was Tex Ritter. A classic country star from the early days of country, Ritter was born in Panola County not far from where the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame now stands. Also in Panola County you can find the Tex Ritter Museum, honoring this giant of country music history.
Billy Bob's Texas bills itself as the world's largest honky tonk. Found in Fort Worth, Texas, it truly is a massive place and has a wide variety of attractions. Aside from the honky tonk itself serving great food and great beer, it has one of the best concert venues in the state for Texas country music.
In 2006 Texas country music star Willie Nelson hosted a 4th of July picnic at Billy Bob's featuring a wide range of some of Texas's biggest country music stars. Besides Nelson himself others in attendance were the Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, David Allan Coe and many many more.
No matter what city of Texas you find yourself in, there are plenty of Texas country music attractions to keep you occupied. There is no country music like Texas country music.