Real Country History…

October 21
  • 1915 - Record producer Owen Bradley is born in Westmoreland, Tennessee.


  • 1967 - The Music City News presents its first annual awards at Ernest Tubb's Record Shop. Merle Haggard wins Favorite Male Artist, and Loretta Lynn wins Favorite Female Artist


  • 1987 - Exactly after its release, Dwight Yoakam's "Hillbilly Deluxe" is recognized with a gold album


  • 1988 - Warner Bros. releases Randy Travis' "Deeper Than The Holler"


  • 1997 - Reba McEntire sings the national anthem at Jacobs Field in Cleveland before game 3 of the World Series.


  • 2001 - A Country Freedom Concert at the Gaylord Entertainment Center rallies Nashvillians after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Appearing: George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Lonestar, Hank Williams Jr., Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and Lee Ann Womack


  • 2012 - Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and session keyboard player Hargus "Pig" Robbins officially join the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony in Nashville


  • 1935 - Mel Street born and died. Born King Malachi Street in Grudy VA, "Mel" would have several top ten country hits in the 1970's. Mel took his own life on on his 43rd birthday.