Country – Geboortelijst (november)

01-11-1901Lew Childre born in Opp, Oklahoma. Influenced by medicine shows, he combines instrumental work, singing, jokes and dance

01-11-1911Earl B. Rouse born. He joins siblings Ervin and Gordon to form The Rouse Brothers, they record the original version of “Orange Blossom Special

01-11-1918Hal Southern born in Columbus, Indiana. He co-writes “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven

01-11-1937Bill Anderson (James William “Bill” Anderson III) born in Columbia, South Carolina. Nicknamed “Whisperin’ Bill

01-11-1940SSgt. Barry Sadler born in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He writes and records “The Ballad Of The Green Berets

01-11-1953Keith Stegall (Robert Keith Stegall) born in Wichita Falls, Texas. Stegall writes “Don’t Rock The Jukebox“; “Lonely Nights,” and “A Lady Like You

01-11-1956Lyle Lovett (Lyle Pearce Lovett) born in Klein, Texas

01-11-1963Kenny Alphin born at the Culpeper County Hospital in Culpeper, Virginia. A.k.a. Big Kenny, he co-founds Big & Rich. It’s debut album, “Horse Of A Different Color

01-11-1967 – Australian pop artist Tina Arena (Filippina Lydia Arena) born in Melbourne. Her songs are covered by WynonnaHeaven Help My Heart“; and Jo Dee Messina, “Burn

01-11-1969 – Keyboard player Dale Wallace born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He replaces Chris Hartman in Canadian group Emerson Drive

01-11-1994Buddy Jewell has a daughter, Lacey

01-11-2003Jeff and Kim Carson have a son, Dayton Grei Herndon Carson, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville

02-11-1945J.D. Souther (John David Souther) born in Detroit, Michigan. His best-known hit “You’re Only Lonely,” he also writes “Faithless Love” and “Heartache Tonight

02-11-1961 – Singer k.d. lang (Kathryn Dawn Lang) born in Consort, Alberta

02-11-1973 – “Take It Easy” songwriter Jackson Browne and his first wife, Phyllis Major, have a son, Ethan Zane Browne, in Los Angeles

02-11-1990Mavericks drummer Paul Deakin has a son, Harrison Deakin

02-11-2005Big & Rich’s Big Kenny Alphin and his wife, Christiev Carothers, have a son, Lincoln William Holiday Alphin

03-11-1911 – Record executive Fabor Robison born in Beebe, Arkansas. He founds Abbott Records and Fabor Records, establishing recording careers for Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton and The Browns

03-11-1915 – Cal Maddox born in Boaz, Alabama. A member of The Maddox Brothers & Rose, he is part of the Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America, with an energetic, comedic live show that makes them one of the most popular touring honky-tonk acts of the 1940s and ’50s

03-11-1926
– Guitar player Ray Edenton born in Mineral, Virginia. As a member of Nashville’s “A-Team,” his credits include George Jones‘ “The Grand Tour,” Patsy Cline’s “Sweet Dreams,” Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road

03-11-1948
– “To Sir With Love” singer Lulu born in Glasgow, Scotland. She’s the future wife of “Islands In The Stream” songwriter Maurice Gibb, of The Bee Gees

03-11-1952 Danny and Annie Lou Dill have a daughter, Ava Tyanne Dill. The couple is on tour as an opening act for Ernest Tubb at the time, although Danny Dill goes on to write such hits as “Detroit City” and “The Long Black Veil

03-11-1960 – Guitarist James Alan Shelton born. He becomes a member of Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

03-11-1998Mark and Tracie Chesnutt have their third child, Cameron Zane Chesnutt

04-11-1879 – Comedian Will Rogers (William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers) born in Oologah, Oklahoma. Known for his homespun observations and political humor, the star who “never met a man I didn’t like” is referenced in Tex Ritter’s 1961 hit “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven

04-11-1899Kirk McGee born in Tennessee’s Williamson County. Teaming with older sibling Sam McGee, The McGee Brothers provide guitar support for Uncle Dave Macon and become regulars on the Grand Ole Opry from the mid-1920s until Sam’s death in 1975

04-11-1911Wilma Wyatt (Wilma Winifred Wyatt) born in Harriman, Tennessee. Under the stage name Dixie Lee, she becomes a singer and actress, marrying Bing Crosby, who finds his way onto the country charts with a 1943 recording of “Pistol Packin’ Mama

04-11-1920 – Songwriter Carlos Rigual born in Cuba. He and his brother, Mario Rigual, co-write what becomes a Johnny Rodriguez hit after it’s rewritten in English, “Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Caliente El Sol)

04-11-1926Ernest and Hattie Stoneman have their fifth child, Billy Stoneman, in Galax, Virginia. While a number of their 15 children unite with their father in The Stoneman Family, he does not take part in the group

04-11-1940 – Blues-rock singer Delbert McClinton born in Lubbock, Texas. McClinton teams with Tanya Tucker on “Tell Me About It” and writes Emmylou Harris‘ hit “Two More Bottles Of Wine

04-11-1950 – Singer-songwriter Diane Pfeifer born in St. Louis, Missouri. She writes Debby Boone’s 1980 hit “Free To Be Lonely Again

04-11-1953Van Stephenson (Van Wesley Stephenson) born in Hamilton, Ohio. He writes Lee Greenwood’s “You’ve Got A Good Love Comin’” and Restless Heart’s “The Bluest Eyes In Texas,” and has a pop hit with “Modern Day Delilah” before joining BlackHawk, a 1990s trio with elements of ’70s rock

04-11-1960
Kim Forester born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She joins three siblings to form The Forester Sisters, whose thick, genetic harmonies, partially influenced by gospel music, create 15 generally positive hits in the late-1980s

04-11-1969 – Rapper Sean “P. Diddy” Combs born in Harlem. A successful artist and record company executive in the 1990s, he’s referenced in Brooks & Dunn’s 2005 country hit “Play Something Country

05-11-1911 – Leonard Slye (Leonard Franklin Slye) born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A.k.a. Roy Rogers, he becomes a silver screen cowboy and a member of The Sons Of The Pioneers

05-11-1914Roy Horton born near Broad Top, Pennsylvania. He plays on The Pinetoppers only hit, “Mockin’ Bird Hill

05-11-1936Billy Sherrill born in Phil Campbell, Alabama. He writes “Stand By Your Man,” “Almost Persuaded” and “The Most Beautiful Girl

05-11-1941 – Art Garfunkel (Arthur Ira “Art” Garfunkel) born in New York. Member of Simon & Garfunkel. Buck Owens covers their “A Bridge Over Troubled Water” and Emmylou HarrisThe Boxer

05-11-1946Gram Parsons (Cecil Ingram Connor III) born in Winter Haven, Florida. A member of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and a solo artist

05-11-1960Johnny Horton (John Gale “Johnny” Horton) dies in an auto accident in Austin, after performing at the Skyline. Also injured: manager Tillman Franks and guitarist Tommy Tomlinson “You know, Tillman, the Lord’s been real good to me this year”

05-11-1960 – Drummer Ken Coomer born in Nashville. He joins Uncle Tupelo, later following Jeff Tweedy into Wilco

05-11-1970Heather and Jennifer Kinley born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They form a duo, The Kinleys

05-11-1974Ryan Adams born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Frontman of the alt-country band Whiskeytown. He also writes “When The Stars Go Blue

05-11-1997Tracy Byrd and his wife, Michelle, have a son, Logan Lynn Byrd, in Beaumont, Texas

06-11-1914Gene Sullivan born in Alabama. He teams with Wiley Walker to form a duo in Dallas. They record the original of “When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again,” and have a hit with “Make Room In Your Heart For A Friend

06-11-1916Ray Conniff born in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He arranged the Marty Robbins hits: “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation),” “The Hanging Tree” and “The Story Of My Life

06-11-1932Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson born in Emerson, North Carolina. A descendent of the Civil War general. His top 10 hits: “Life To Go,” “Waterloo” and “Don’t Be Angry

06-11-1941Guy Clark born in Monahans, Texas. He wrote: “Heartbroke,” by Ricky Skaggs; “She’s Crazy For Leavin’,” by Rodney Crowell; and “Oklahoma Borderline,” by Vince Gill

06-11-1942Doug Sahm born in San Antonio, Texas. He plays with the Texas Tornados, a Tex-Mex group with Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers

06-11-1943Hank Locklin and wife Willa Jean have a son, Maurice Locklin

06-11-1948 – Singer-songwriter Glenn Frey born in Detroit, Michigan. A member of The Eagles. They have just one country hit, “Lyin’ Eyes

06-11-1957Alyce King and Robert Clarke have a son, Cam Clarke, in Los Angeles. As a member of The King Sisters, Mom participated in “Divorce Me C.O.D.,”

06-11-1968 – “Solitary Man” songwriter Neil Diamond and his wife, Jayne, have a daughter, Elyn

06-11-1987Aubrey Collins born. Female vocalist in Trick Pony after Heidi Newfield leaves

06-11-2000Ricochet’s Eddie Kilgallon and wife Terry have a daughter, Addison Marie Kilgallon, in Nashville

07-11-1906Ernest Jansen “Red” Ingle born in Toledo, Ohio. He has a hit with “Temptation (Tim-Tayshun)

07-11-1909 – Bass player Ernie Newton born in Hartford, Connecticut. He performs on Red Foley’s “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy,” Hank Snow’s “I’m Movin’ On” and Johnny & Jack’s “Poison Love

07-11-1914Archie Campbell born in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. A Grand Ole Opry comedian, best-known recording “Rindercella

07-11-1943Joni Mitchell born in Ft. MacLeod, Alberta. George Hamilton IV records her “Urge For Going

07-11-1955Rafe VanHoy born. VanHoy writes “Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way),” “What’s Forever For,” and “Golden Ring

07-11-1963Robin Lee born in Nashville, Tennessee. Her only real hit “Black Velvet

08-11-1909Scotty Wiseman (Scott Greene Wiseman) born in Ingalls, North Carolina. Marries Lulu Belle Stamey, with whom he becomes one of the leading husband-and-wife duos. He writes “Mountain Dew” and “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

08-11-1927Patti Page (Clara Ann Fowler) born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Her biggest country hit “The Tennessee Waltz

08-11-1931Harold Shedd (James Harold Shedd) born in Bremen, Alabama. Produces: Alabama’s “Mountain Music,” K.T. Oslin’s “80’s Ladies” and Glen Campbell’s “A Lady Like You

08-11-1942 – Drummer John Perez born. He joins the Tex-Mex group The Sir Douglas Quintet, playing on “At The Crossroads

08-11-1944Bonnie Bramlett (Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell) born in Acton, Illinois. As one-half of Delaney & Bonnie, she sings on “Never Ending Song Of Love,” later recorded by Dickey Lee. She also joins Earl Scruggs on a 1975 anniversary album

08-11-1946 – Bass player, songwriter and producer John Farrar (John Clifford Farrar) born in Melbourne, Australia. He produces Olivia Newton-John‘s, “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You” and “Please Mr. Please

08-11-1949Bonnie Raitt (Bonnie Lynn Raitt) born in Los Angeles. She joins Vince Gill on “Let’s Do Something” and records two songs for the “Urban Cowboy” soundtrack

08-11-1949 – Songwriter Gary Nicholson born. He wrtes “She Couldn’t Change Me,” “The Trouble With The Truth,” “One More Last Chance” and “Someone Else’s Trouble Now

08-11-1957Martha Susan McEntire (Susan Martha “Susie” McEntire-Eaton) born in Atoka, Oklahoma. sister of Reba McEntire, a.k.a Christian country singer Susie Luchsinger

08-11-1977Bucky Covington (William JoelBuckyCovington III) born in Rockingham, North Carolina. After “American Idol,” he gets a recording contract with Lyric Street Records, his first hit “A Different World

09-11-1895George D. Hay born in Attica, Indiana. He names the Grand Ole Opry

09-11-1910 – Fiddler Arnim LeRoy Fox born in Graysville, Tennessee. He, stage-name Curly Fox, pairs for a husband-and-wife team with Texas Ruby

09-11-1936Mary Travers born in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the female voice in Peter, Paul & Mary, one of their minor hits “For Lovin’ Me,” will be recorded by Waylon Jennings

09-11-1949 – Bass player Tommy Caldwell born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He joins The Marshall Tucker Band, playing on “Long Hard Ride,” which earns a Grammy nomination

09-11-1954Carl and Valda Perkins have a daughter, Debra Joye

09-11-1956 – Drummer Bruce Rutherford born in Birmingham, Alabama. Member of Alan Jackson’s Strayhorns, appearing on “Chattahoochee,” “Mercury Blues” and “Tonight I Climbed The Wall

09-11-2000Gretchen Wilson and Mike Penner, have a daughter, Grace

10-11-1909Johnny Marks born in Mount Vernon, New York. Specializing in holiday songs, he writes Gene Autry’s “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” and Burl Ives‘ “A Holly Jolly Christmas

10-11-1921 – Harmonica player Onie Wheeler born in Senath, Missouri. Member of Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys

10-11-1929Marilyn Bergman born in New York. Along with husband Alan Bergman, she writes “All His Children” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

10-11-1944Tim Rice born in Amersham, England. He co-writes “Written In The Stars,” which LeAnn Rimes records in a duet with Elton John

10-11-1946 – Bass player Bill Bryson born. He joins The Desert Rose Band

10-11-1947Dave Loggins born in Mountain City, Tennessee. He joins Anne Murray on “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do.” He also writes: “She And I,” “I’ll Never Stop Loving You,” and “Fast Movin’ Train

10-11-1948Hugh Moffatt born in Fort Worth, Texas. He writes “Just In Case,” “How Could I Love Her So Much” and “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You

10-11-1949Yvonne Vaughn born in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Under the name Donna Fargo, she records “The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.” and “Funny Face

10-11-1950 – Steel player Greg Trostal born in Elmira, New York. He replaces Pat Severs in The Pirates Of The Mississippi in 1994

10-11-1952 – Steel player Pat Severs born in Camden, South Carolina. Member of The Pirates Of The Mississippi, he plays on “Feed Jake

10-11-1968Chris Cagle born in De Ridder, Louisiana

10-11-1983Miranda Lambert born in Lindale, Texas. A contestant on the USA Network’s “Nashville Star,” she earns the Horizon Award nomination from the Country Music Association

11-11-1888Gilliam Banmon “G.B.” Grayson born in Ashe County, North Carolina. His “Ommie Wise” appears on the Smithsonian’s “Anthology Of American Folk Music

11-11-1925 – Comedian Jonathan Winters born in Dayton, Ohio. In 1983, he is a cast member on TV’s syndicated “Hee Haw

11-11-1929 – R&B singer LaVern Baker born in Chicago, Illinois. She introduces the hit “I Cried A Tear

11-11-1930 – Guitarist Hank Garland born in Cowpens, South Carolina. Member of Nashville’s “A-Team,” he plays on Jim Reeves‘ “He’ll Have To Go,” Elvis Presley’s “Little Sister” and Johnny Horton’s “The Battle Of New Orleans

111-11-938Narvel Felts born near Kaiser, Arkansas. His hits – “Drift Away” and “Lonely Teardrops

11-11-1956Billy Smith born in Reidsville, North Carolina. He plays with The Osborne Brothers

11-11-1960George Hamilton IV has a son, George Hamilton V, in Nashville

11-11-2002Dixie Chick’s Emily Robison and her husband, Charlie, have a son, Charles Augustus Robison, in San Antonio

12-11-1891Richard Whiting born in Peoria, Illinois. He writers: “Hooray For Hollywood,” “On The Good Ship Lollipop,” “Ain’t We Got Fun” and The Hoosier Hot Shots‘ “Breezin’ Along With The Breeze

12-11-1900Dean Upson born. A member of The Vagabonds

12-11-1920Jo Stafford born in Coalinga, California. Her “Feudin’ And Fightin’” appears on the country chart

12-11-1936Mort Shuman born in New York City. He writes “Little Sister” and “Save The Last Dance For Me

12-11-1944Booker T. Jones born in Memphis. He produces Willie Nelson’s “Stardust” album

12-11-1945 – Rock artist Neil Young born at Toronto General Hospital in Ontario. He writes “Love Is A Rose” and “Are You Ready For The Country

12-11-1950Barbara Fairchild born in Lafe, Arkansas. Making the “Teddy Bear Song” starts a three-single run of innocent hits

12-11-1952 – Musician Mark Johnson born in Montgomery, Alabama. Works in Bill Anderson’s Po’ Folks band

12-11-1953 – Drummer Steve Potts born in Memphis, Tennessee. Plays on Wynonna’s hit “What The World Needs Now

12-11-1955Walt Aldridge born. Writes: “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me,” “I Am A Simple Man,” “I Loved Her First” and “Holding Her And Loving You

12-11-1957Michael Garvin born. He writes “Desperado Love,” “Only One You,” “Never Givin’ Up On Love” and “In A New York Minute,” among others

12-11-2008Josh and Ann Marie Gracin have a daughter, Sophia Gracin, in Nashville

13-11-1904 – Guitarist Herman Arnspiger born. Member of The Texas Playboys, he plays on “Right Or Wrong,” “Maiden’s Prayer,” “Ida Red” and “New San Antonio Rose

13-11-1915Jack Guthrie born in Olive, Oklahoma. A cousin of Woody Guthrie, has 2 hits before his death in ’48 from tuberculosis

13-11-1947J.C. Crowley born in Houston, Texas. A member of the pop group Player, has a country hit as a solo artist with “Paint The Town And Hang The Moon Tonight

13-11-1947Toy Caldwell born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Member of The Marshall Tucker Band, and he writes “Can’t You See

13-11-1954Jeannie Kendall born in St. Louis, Missouri. With her father she forms The Kendalls. Best known for “Heaven’s Just A Sin Away

13-11-1964 – Bass player Mike Bub born. Member of The Del McCoury Band

13-11-2002Troy Gentry and his wife, Angi, have a daughter, Kaylee Alexandra Gentry, in Nashville

14-11-1914Ken Carson born. He joins The Sons Of The Pioneers when Lloyd Perryman and Pat Brady fight in World War II

14-11-1917 – Steel guitarist Noel Boggs born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He becomes a major figure in western swing

14-11-1939Jim Gilreath born in Prairie, Mississippi. He writes and records his only hit “Little Band Of Gold

14-11-1962 – Songwriter Gretchen Peters born in Bronxville, New York. She writes “The Secret Of Life,” “Independence Day,” “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am” and “Let That Pony Run

14-11-1995Raul Malo, of The Mavericks, and his wife, Betty, have a son, Raul Malo III

14-11-1996Mavericks singer Raul Malo and his wife, Betty, have another son, Victor Antonio Malo, in Nashville. The boy is born on his brother’s first birthday

15-11-1911Mann Curtis born in Brooklyn, New York. His “Let It Be Me,” is performed by The Everly Brothers, Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry and Willie Nelson among others

15-11-1919Dave “Dad” Carter, of The Chuck Wagon Gang, and wife Carrie have a son, Eddie Carter

15-11-1929William Fries born in Audobon, Iowa. A.k.a. C.W. McCall, his novelty hit “Convoy,” uses CB radio lingo

15-11-1933 – Guitarist Rusty Richards born in Long Beach, California. He joins The Sons Of The Pioneers in 1963

15-11-1951 – Actress Beverly D’Angelo born in Columbus, Ohio. She plays Patsy Cline in the 1980 movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter

15-11-1963 – Guitarist Brad Davis born. He appears on the Grammy-winning “Same Old Train,” single produced by his boss, Marty Stuart

15-11-1970Jack Ingram born in Houston, Texas

15-11-1974Chad Kroeger born in Hanna, Alberta. Lead singer of Nickelback, he co-writes “It’s A Business Doing Pleasure With You

15-11-2005Kellie Coffey and her husband, Geoff Koch, have a son, Jackson Geoffrey Koch

15-11-2006Josh and Ann Marie Gracin have a daughter, Gabriella Ann Gracin

16-11-1904 – Songwriter Tommie Connor born in Bloomsbury, United Kingdom. He writes “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

16-11-1919Earl Bolick born in Hickory, North Carolina. Together with his brother Bill, he forms The Blue Sky Boys

16-11-1921Ben Weisman born in Providence, Rhode Island. He writes “My Lips Are Sealed” and “Satisfaction Guaranteed

16-11-1931 – Folk artist Bob Gibson born in New York City. He co-writes “Abilene

16-11-1938Troy Seals born in Big Hill, Kentucky. His writes “Joe Knows How To Live,” “Don’t Take It Away,” “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” and “Country Girls,” among others

16-11-1941Dan Penn born in Vernon, Alabama. Barbara Mandrell records his “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” and Ronnie MilsapI Hate You

16-11-1948 – Songwriter-producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange born in Mufilira, Rhodesia. He marries Shania Twain

16-11-1949Larry Cordle born in Cordell, Kentucky. He writes “Highway 40 Blues,” “Mama Don’t Forget To Pray For Me” and “Murder On Music Row

16-11-1949Mark Orr born in Charlotte, Michigan. Lead singer of The Kentucky HeadHunters after Doug Phelps and Ricky Lee Phelps leave the band

16-11-1963Keith Burns born in Atlanta, Georgia. He becomes a member of Trick Pony

17-11-1911Wiley Walker born in Florida. Together with Gene Sullivan, he starts a duo. They record “When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again,” and “Make Room In Your Heart For A Friend

17-11-1937 – Guitarist Gerry McGee born in Eunice, Louisiana. He appears on hits by Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash

17-11-1938Gordon Lightfoot born in Orillia, Ontario. H writes “Ribbon Of Darkness” and “Early Morning Rain

17-11-1941Gene Clark born in Tipton, Missouri. A founding member of the country-rock group The Byrds

17-11-1960Grandpa Jones and Ramona have a daughter, Alisa Jones

17-11-1976 – Songwriter Jessi Alexander born. She writes “The Climb,” and will wed singer Jon Randall

17-11-1977Aaron Lines born in Fort McMurray, Alberta. His first hit “You Can’t Hide Beautiful

17-11-1997Lari White and Chuck Cannon, have a daughter, M’Kenzy Rayne Cannon

18-11-1909Johnny Mercer born in Savannah, Georgia. Co-founder of Capitol Records and writer of “Moon River” and “Jeepers Creepers

18-11-1946Jacky Ward born in Groveton, Texas. Two of his hits are “Rhythm Of The Rain” and “A Lover’s Question

18-11-1951 – Drummer Hugh Wright born in Keokuk, Iowa. Member of Boy Howdy, they have “A Cowboy’s Born With A Broken Heart,” “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore” and “She’d Give Anything” as their biggest hits

18-11-1967 – Cajun accordion player Jimmy Breaux born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Member of BeauSoleil, they support Mary Chapin Carpenter on “Down At The Twist And Shout

19-11-1922 – Songwriter Mario Rigual born in Antilla, Cuba. Together with his brother Carlos Rigual he writes “Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Caliente El Sol)

19-11-1924J.D. Sumner born in Lakeland, Florida. He founds The Stamps Quartet. J.D. Sumner sings the closing bass note on Elvis Presley’s “Way Down

19-11-1934Dave Guard born in San Francisco. He becomes a member of The Kingston Trio

19-11-1935Jerry Foster born in Tallapoosa, Missouri. He pens “Ain’t She Somethin’ Else,” “Song And Dance Man” and “Here Comes The Hurt Again

19-11-1938Jerry Fuller born in Fort Worth, Texas. He writes “Travelin’ Man” and “Lady Willpower” and is co-producing Collin Raye’s debut album “Extremes

19-11-1939Warren “Pete” Moore born. He joins The Miracles. Their songs “The Tracks Of My Tears” and “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” become country hits

19-11-1973Billy Currington born in Savannah, Georgia. His debut song “Walk A Little Straighter

19-11-1973Jason Albert born in Washington, D.C. He joins Heartland, singing lead on “I Loved Her First

19-11-1975 – Member of the band Pinmonkey, Chad Jeffers is born in Kingsport, Tennessee. After leaving the group, he plays for Keith Urban and than Jamie O’Neal

20-11-1887Eck Robertson born in Delaney, Arkansas. They, Eck and his friend Henry Gilliland are the first performers to record country music

20-11-1923 – Dobro player Robert “Tut” Taylor born in Baldwin County, Georgia. He also co-founds GRT Records with Randy Wood and George Gruhn

20-11-1930Curly Putman born in Princeton, Alabama. He writes “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Green, Green Grass Of Home” and “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” to name a view

20-11-1946Roger Murrah born in Athens, Alabama. He writes “I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why),” “It Takes A Little Rain (To Make Love Grow),” and “Don’t Rock The Jukebox

20-11-1946Even Stevens born. Co-writer of many Eddie Rabbitt’s hits, plus the songs “No Matter How High I Get,” “Love Will Turn You Around” and “Crazy In Love

20-11-1947 – Drummer George Grantham born in Cordell, Oklahoma. He joins the country-rock band Poco

20-11-1947Joe Walsh born in Wichita, Kansas. Joins the country-rock band The Eagles in 1975

20-11-1958Wade Kirby born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He writes “I Can’t Unlove You” and “I Saw God Today

20-11-1975Dierks Bentley born in Phoenix, Arizona. His 2003 debut: “What Was I Thinkin’

20-11-1977Josh Turner born in Hannah, South Carolina

20-11-2003Travis and Theresa Tritt have a son, Tarian Nathaniel Tritt, in Marietta, Georgia

21-11-1923 – Fiddler Hal Smith born in Fairview, Alabama. Worked with Roy Acuff, marries singer Velma Williams, of The Smoky Mountain Boys, and co-founds Pamper Music

21-11-1929Billy Barton born in London, Kentucky. Writes “A Dear John Letter

21-11-1933Jean Shepard born in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma. Her hits include:”Beautiful Lies,” “A Satisfied Mind” and “A Dear John Letter

21-11-1941 – R&B musician David Porter born in Memphis, Tennessee. A key songwriter and producer for the Stax label, he pens “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

21-11-1966Lisa & Teresa McCarter born in Sevierville, Tennessee. With sister Jennifer they form The McCarters. Their hits: “Timeless And True Love,” “The Gift” and “Up And Gone

21-11-1974Kelsi Osborn born near Magna, Utah. Together with sisters Kristyn and Kassidy she forms SHeDAISY. Debut album, “The Whole SHeBANG

21-11-2008Emerson Drive’s David Pichette and his wife, Jill, have a child, Emma Victoria Pichette

21-11-2011Justin Moore’s wife, Kate has a daughter, Kennedy Faye Moore

22-11-1899 – Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael born in Bloomington, Indiana. Carmichael writes “Georgia On My Mind

22-11-1912 – Guitarist Doye O’Dell born in Plainview, Texas. He plays on Johnny Bond’s “Oklahoma Waltz

22-11-1941Terry Stafford born in Hollis, Oklahoma. He writes “Amarillo By Morning” and “Big In Vegas

22-11-1958Jason Ringenberg born in Kewanee, Illinois. He fronts Jason & The Scorchers

22-11-1970 – Drummer Chris Fryar born in Birmingham, Alabama. He’s a member of The Zac Brown Band

22-11-2012Jake and Lacey Owen welcome a daughter, Olive Pearl Owen, in Nashville

23-11-1955Bruce Hornsby born in Williamsburg, Virginia. He contributes to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2

23-11-1992Destiny Hope Cyrus born in Nashville to Billy Ray Cyrus. She’s using the stage name Miley Cyrus

24-11-1918Thomas Fouts born in Carroll County, Indiana. Performs on WLS’ “National Barn Dance,” is the bandleader of Captain Stubby & His Buccaneers

24-11-1931 -Guitar plater Tommy Allsup born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Member of Asleep At The Wheel and Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

24-11-1933 – Steel guitarist Johnny Sibert born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Member of Carl Smith’s band, he appears on “It’s A Lovely, Lovely World,” “Loose Talk” and “You’re Free To Go” among others

24-11-1940Johnny Carver born in Jackson, Mississippi. His hits: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Old Oak Tree” and “Afternoon Delight

24-11-1965 – Mandolin player Adam Steffey born. He joins Alison Krauss’ Union Station, one of the songs he performs on is “When You Say Nothing At All,”

25-11-1932 – Songwriter Glenn Reeves born in Shamrock, Texas. He writes “I’m Gonna Live Some Before I Die

25-11-1960Amy Grant born in Augusta, Georgia

25-11-1961Eddie Stubbs born in Bethesda, Maryland. A member of The Johnson Mountain Boys

25-11-1975 – Drummer Les Lawless born in Abilene, Texas. He’s a member of The Randy Rogers Band

26-11-1885 – The Rev. Andy Jenkins born in Jenkinsburg, Georgia. A member of The Jenkins Family. He also writes “Ben Dewberry’s Final Run

26-11-1904 – Woodwind player Charles “Gabe” Ward born in Knightstown, Indiana. Member of The Hoosier Hot Shots

26-11-1915 – Songwriter Hal Blair born in Kansas City, Missouri. He writes “I Was The One,” “Please Help Me, I’m Falling,” “One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)” and “My Lips Are Sealed

26-11-1927Gwen Gordy born in Detroit, Michigan. She co-writes “Lonely Teardrops

26-11-1946Maggie Sue Wimberly born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. She writes for Tammy Wynette, Narvel Felts and Jody Miller & Johnny Paycheck

26-11-1962Linda Davis born in Dodson, Texas. Linda’s lone solo success, “Some Things Are Meant To Be

26-11-1967 – Bass player John Stirratt born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Member of the bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco

26-11-1976Joe Nichols born in Rogers, Arkansas

26-11-1984 – Guitarist Mike Gossin born in Utica, New York. In 2007. Founding member of Gloriana

27-11-1910Joel Price born in Franklin County, Georgia. He works with “Little” Jimmy Dickens, and is the first to play an electric bass on the Grand Ole Opry

27-11-1924Werly Fairburn born at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He writes “I Feel Like Cryin’” and “I Guess I’m Crazy

27-11-1926 – Guitarist Sammy Pruett born. He plays on recordings by Hank Williams, Carl Smith and Ray Price, including “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Hey, Good Lookin’,” “Loose Talk” and “I’ve Got A New Heartache

27-11-1939Buzz Cason born in Nashville. He writes “Everlasting Love,” and “Love’s The Only House

27-11-1941Eddie Rabbitt born in Brooklyn, New York. Important recordings: “I Love A Rainy Night” and “Suspicions

27-11-1994Marty Roe and his wife, Robin, have a daughter, Sarah Catherine Roe

28-11-1912Robert Lunn born in Franklin, Tennessee. One of the early stars of the Grand Ole Opry

28-11-1914 – Fiddler Cecil Brower born in Bellevue, Texas. Western swing musician who joins Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies

28-11-1929Berry Gordy Jr. born in Detroit. He writes “Lonely Teardrops

28-11-1930A.L. “Doodle” Owens born in Waco, Texas. He writes: “All I Have To Offer You (Is Me),” “Wine Colored Roses” and “Fourteen Minutes Old

28-11-1940Bruce Channel born in Jacksonville, Texas. He writes and sings “Hey! Baby!,” later covered by Anne Murray

28-11-1943Randy Newman born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Writes “Woody’s Roundup” for “Toy Story 2

28-11-1947 – Keyboard player Reese Wynans born in Pennsylvania. He does Nashville session work, playing on hits by John Michael Montgomery and Lee Roy Parnell

28-11-1949 – Keyboard player Paul Shaffer born in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He appears on Earl Scruggs’ “Foggy Mountain Breakdown

28-11-1955Kristine Oliver born in Manhattan Beach, California. Along with older sister she forms The Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

28-11-1977 – Guitarist Ilya Toshinsky born in Obninsk, Russia. He joins Bering Strait and plays on Reba McEntire’s duet with Kelly Clarkson “Because Of You

28-11-1978Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, have a son, Ben Young

28-11-1978 – Guitarist Geoffrey Hill born in Sugar Land, Texas. He becomes a member of The Randy Rogers Band

29-11-1917Merle Travis born in Rosewood, Kentucky. He writes “Sixteen Tons” and “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)

29-11-1935Johnny “Peanuts” Wilson born in Riverside, West Virginia. Member if Roy Orbison’s Teen Kings, and he writes “Love The World Away,” “Roses For Mama” and “Easy As Pie

29-11-1941Myrna Joy Brooks born in Phoenix, Arizona. A.k.a. Jody Miller, known for “Queen Of The House,” an answer to “King Of The Road

29-11-1961 – Guitarist Duke Levine born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He plays with Mary Chapin Carpenter on “Somewhere Down Below The Mason Dixon Line

30-11-1889Vito Pellettieri born in Nashville. He co-writes Roy Acuff’s 1948 hit “Unloved And Unclaimed

30-11-1904 – Piano player Fred “Papa” Calhoun born in Chico, Texas. He joins the western swing band Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies, is heared on “Right Or Wrong” and “Who’s Sorry Now?

30-11-1931Teddy Wilburn born in Hardy, Arkansas. Along with older sibling Doyle he forms The Wilburn Brothers

30-11-1932 – Bass player Bob Moore born in Nashville. As a member of Nashville’s “A-Team” he plays on Jim Reeves‘ “He’ll Have To Go,” Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” and Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter

30-11-1935George Richey born in Freeman, Arkansas. Best-known as Tammy Wynette’s husband, he writes “The Grand Tour,” “Soul Song” and “A Picture Of Me (Without You)

30-11-1935Jack Reno born in Bloomfield, Iowa. His Top 10 single is “Repeat After Me,” and he had a minor hit with “Hitchin’ A Ride

30-11-1944 – Singer Luther Ingram born in Jackson, Tennessee. He records “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right

30-11-1950 – Vocalist Greg Gordon born. He is a backup singer on John Berry’s “Change My Mind

30-11-1975Mindy McCready born in Fort Myers, Florida. Her hits “Ten Thousand Angels” and “Guys Do It All The Time

30-11-1978 – Mandolin player Adam Clark born in Rocky Mount, Virginia. He helps creating The Clark Family Experience, he performs on “Meanwhile Back At The Ranch