'Music filled my life and wrapped me in fantacy...' and it still does. I live it. I love it.
Vern Gosdin, known as The Voice, has been overlooked by the Country Music Hall of Fame way too long. One of his own recordings has the answer...
First Just Listen
He Didn't Write It
But it sounds like he did.
Written by James Walton Aldridge Jr., Donald Ray Fritts, Gary Nicholson
We lost Vern in 2009
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Honoree Vern Gosdin Remembered as 'One of the Best of All Time'.
Chris Hillman, Don Parmaley, Rex and Vern Gosdin.
Vern On Stage
I had the Honor
And privilege of interviewing Vern after he came off the stage at the opening of his Amphitheater in Ardmore, Alabama, in August of 1991.
He was literally on a high! High on the adrenalin of a culmination of a dream and the enthusiasm of the crowd.
A Photo I took of Vern
Vern is interviewed by someone in the afternoon
Buzz Shows Off A T-shirt For Me
Rocket City Country Music Amphitheater
The Concert Stage
I Showed Vern ....
...this drawing I did of him... He said, 'It looks almost exactly like me.'
Well, that's an oxi-moron, but I'll take it!
Vern's Released 10 Years of Greatest Hits in 1990
Ironically, Vern only had two or three number one hits, and that may be what is keeping him out out of the Hall of Fame, but what powerful songs they were, especially Chisled In Stone.
AND when you consider his forty years as an entertainer, that should account for something!
The Boxed Set
Think about it...
There is no ungodly reason Vern Gosdin should not take his place in the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
Vern and Me - 1991
He is The Voice, not an Echo.
© 2018 Tiana Dreymor
Charlene Lankford McRoberts on October 02, 2019:
Vern Gosdin belongs in the CMHOF and it is shameful that the CMA doesn't recognize that ! Wake up and do your job CMA !