November is the month where those of us in the U.S. gather 'round the table to slice the turkey, pass the mashed potatoes and give thanks for all that we have. It's a month of gratitude and celebration -- and some of those celebrations include birthday parties because some of country music's most notable stars were born in November.

Dierks Bentley will turn 42 on Nov. 20. The late Mindy McCready would have turned the same age 10 days later. American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina is one of the youngest in this month's birthday bunch, and George D. Hay, the founder of the Grand Ole Opry radio program, would be one of the oldest if he were still alive.

Click through the photo gallery above to see which country artists will be eating some birthday cake in addition to their Thanksgiving feasts during November.