November 2023

Song Suggestions: “November” by Jaelee Roberts or Bob Amos, “New November” by Thomas Cassell, “What Follows Fall” by Bluegrass Etc., “November Wind” by Larry Cordle, “November Rain” by Lost Highway or “The Guns of November” by Northern Lights.


Stanley Brothers formed, 1946
Seldom Scene formed, 1971

Bill Anderson born, 1937
Art Stamper born, 1933 (died 1/23/2005)

Carl Nelson died, 2006


Stanley Brothers record “The Lonesome River”, 1950
James Alan Shelton born, 1960 (died 6/3/2014)


Alan Munde born, 1946
Kirk McGee born, 1899 (died 10/24/83)
Allen Mills born, 1937
Pete Corum born, 1948 (died 12/1/2021)


Daylight Savings Time ends. Set clocks back one hour.
(For a few song suggestions, click here.)
Ron Lynam born, 1954


Junior Sisk born, 1964
Steve Mandel born, 1941 (died 3/14/2018)
First performance by the Osborne Brothers at radio station WROL in Knoxville, TN, 1953


Jim Watson born, 1947
A.P. Carter died, 1960

Gene Wooten died, 2001


Roy Lee Centers born, 1944 (died 5/2/1974)
Benny Cain died, 1998
Roger Reed born, 1953
Eddie Miller born, 1957 (died 10/3/2001)


Bill Monroe records “Kentucky Mandolin,” 1967
Richard Greene born, 1942
George D. Hay the “Solemn Old Judge” born, 1896
Ralph Stanley was presented with the National Medal for the Arts by President George W. Bush, 2006


Abigail Washburn born, 1977
Bill Bryson born, 1946
David “Stringbean” Akeman died, 1973

(Play “The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle” by Sam Bush.)
Mike Kropp died, 2015
Dolly Parton was presented with the National Medal for the Arts by President George W. Bush, 2005


Veterans Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Tom McKinney born, 1941 (died 8/31/2018)
Don Stover died, 1996


Brooke Aldridge born, 1983
Mike Bub born, 1964

Ernie Sykes born, 1960
Vandals break into Bill Monroe’s home and smash his mandolin to bits with a fireplace poker, 1985


Peter McLaughlin born, 1955
Judith Edelman born, 1964


Bubba Chandler born, 1955
Albert Brumley died, 1977
Robert Whitstein died, 2001
Roy Clark died, 2018
William “Bill” Holden died, 2021
Earl Scruggs played “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” at the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam in Washington D.C., making him one of the first country/bluegrass artists to publicly join the protests, 1969.


Osborne Brothers record “Rocky Top”, 1967
Larry Cordle born, 1949
Earl Bolick born, 1919 (died 4/19/98)


Tom Adams born, 1958
Gordon Lightfoot born, 1938 (died 5/1/2023)

Sally Ann Forrester died, 1999
Ramona Jones died, 2015


Jens Krüger born, 1962


Charlie Cline died, 2004
Dudley Murphey died, 2022


Stanley Brothers record “The Fields Have Turned Brown”, 1949
Senator Robert Byrd born, 1917 (died 6/28/2010)
Josh Williams born, 1980
Tut Taylor born, 1923 (died 4/9/2015)

Bill Vernon died, 1996
Randy Howard born, 1960 (died 6/29/99)
Eck Robertson born, 1887 (died 2/15/1975)


Jim Eanes died, 1995
Jason Moore died, 2021

Flatt & Scruggs make first Columbia recordings, 1950
Alison Krauss receives the National Medal for the Arts from President Donald Trump, 2019


Jerry Sullivan born, 1933 (died 5/31/2014)


Thanksgiving Day
(For song suggestions, click here.)
Charlie Sizemore born, 1960

Roy Acuff died, 1992


Native American Heritage Day
(Song suggestions: “Cherokee” by Marty Falle; “Land of the Navajo” by Peter Rowan; Or “Choctaw Hayride” by Alison Krauss)
Jack Tottle born, 1939

Adam Steffey born, 1965
James Bryan born, 1953


Eddie Stubbs born, 1961
Walter Hensley died, 2012


LeRoy Drumm died, 2010


Buddy Rose born, 1929 (died 3/15/1975)
Walter Bailes died, 2000


First Grand Ole Opry broadcast, 1925
(Play “The Grand Ole Circle” by Darin & Brooke Aldridge or “Circle of Wood” by The Farm Hands or “Martha White, Lester and Earl” by Terry Baucom or “The Grand Ole Opry Song” by Jimmy Martin)
Frank Edmonsen died, 2003
Jimmie Skinner died, 1979


Randy Waller born, 1959
English rock band Manfred Mann releases the song “Fox on the Run” which later became a bluegrass hit for The Country Gentlemen, 1968.


Homer “Pappy” Sherrill died, 2001
Steve Waller (Sawtooth Mountain Boys) born, 1945 (died 6/26/2015)
Jeannie Kendall born, 1954