Everyone needs a certain appreciation for the classics – those songs that inspired the Texas and Nashville tunes we hear today. There was a certain honesty in songwriting back in the day that deserves to be recognized and remembered.

Although Buddy Holly isn't a "country" artist per say, he made a huge impact on music as a whole. Many musicians across a spectrum of genres have paid tribute to him, including The Beatles, Weezer, and our very own Stewart Mann of the Statesboro Revue.

Stewart and his brother Garrett were fortunate enough to play Buddy Holly and one of the Crickets in "The Buddy Holly Story," a musical based on Holly's life and unfortunate death by plane crash in 1959 - also known as "the day the music died."

Holly was a true pioneer in music. Let's not forget it.