Brad Paisley played the Garden for the first time on this date in 2009, Chris Cagle had a Beautiful Day in 2002 and Buddy Holly held his last recording session on this date in 1958.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 21 October, 2011.

  • Brad Paisley performed at New York's Madison Square Garden for the first time in 2009.
  • Toby Keith received his second quadruple-platinum album for Shock'n Y'all in 2004.
  • Chris Cagle's "What A Beautiful Day" went to radio in 2002.
  • The Dixie Chicks' Wide Open Spaces album reached shipments of eight million in 1999.
  • Record producer Owen Bradley born in Westmoreland, Tennessee on this day in 1915. He established the first recording studio on what became Music Row, and produced Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. He died in 1998.
  • Always On My Mind became Willie Nelson's second quadruple-platinum album in 1994.
  • Alan Jackson made his chart debut with "Blue Blooded Woman" in 1989.
  • Randy Travis' Deeper Than The Holler was released in 1988.
  • Buddy Holly's last studio recording session took place in 1958.
  • Roy Acuff and the Crazy Tennesseans recorded "Wabash Cannonball" in 1936.

Here's a rare 1957 video of Buddy Holly and the Crickets on the Arthur Murray Dance Party TV show.

 

 

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Dave D.