The first day of November bring us birthdays of several players in country music.

"Whisperin' Bill", Bill Anderson was born in 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina.  Bill joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1961 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
Songwriter of such hits as "Don't Rock The Jukebox" and "Lonely Nights", Keith Stegall was born in 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Julia Roberts' ex, Lyle Lovett, was born in Klein, Texas in 1956.
Co-founder of Big and Rich, Big Kenny, Kenny Alphin was born in Culpepper, Virginia.

Checking the Billboard charts, in 1980 Waylon Jennings was #1 with "Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys").  In 2003, CMT's "40 Greatest Drinking Songs" named Garth Brooks "Friends in Low Places" as #1.