2017 Pioneer Award Recipient

Mo JelaudarzadehMo Jelaudarzadeh 

Owner of Mo's Place in Katy, Texas, he spent many years helping with the success of Texas Country Music artists. When Mo first came to America, he had nothing but a suitcase & the ambition to achieve the "American Dream". After working as a dishwasher, trying to put himself through college, he was given a chance to be promoted to bartender, where he found his passion to serve people, and fell in love with County Music. Mo was given a chance to bartend at many fine establishments, which led him to finally take the first step in accomplishing his dream of opening Mo's.
“I was given many first chances by people who believed in me. And I will never forget the ones who got me to where I am today. This is what I make the effort to do for every person who walks on to this stage. "See the stars of tomorrow at Mo's Place today", is my slogan for a reason, I believe in every one of you, and want to give y'all the first chances I was so graciously given. It's not just business here, we care for and become family with every act we encounter, from the big Nashville Acts, to our local Hometown Bands, we welcome each one of you home.”

Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm


  • Adult - $10.00
  • Child - $5.00
  • 2023 Pioneer Award

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