Country Legend Vern Gosdin Passed Away

Brody Vercher | April 29th, 2009

  1. frozenphan
    April 29, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Vern Gosdin, David Poole and Playboy Buddy Rose all die within a 24 hour period…These things do happen in threes…..

  2. Paul W Dennis
    April 29, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Vern was known as “The Voice” for a reason. I would regard the best pure singers of the 60s , 70s and 80s as Gosdin, George Jones and Ray Price. “Chisled In Stone” may be the best performance of a really morbid song ever.

    RIP

  3. Brian
    April 29, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Now Chuck Wicks can get back to singing wuss flavored country music.

    Vern Gosdin was one of my grandpop’s favorites so I heard a ton of him when I was little. Really sad news.

  4. CMW
    April 29, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Really sad to hear of Vern Gosdin’s passing. He was one of the few who really had that gift of being able to tear your heart out when he sang. I never felt he got the attention or acclaim that his talent deserved.

  5. merlefan46
    April 29, 2009 at 11:36 am

    May Vern RIP. I just heard the news and had to put on the 40 years of the voice box set.

  6. Rick
    April 29, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Vern did a duet on “Chisled In Stone” with Kimber Sparks a year or two back and his voice was very frail. Vern was always a favorite of other traditional country artists but as mentioned never did as well in the commercial marketplace as his talent deserved. Guess I’ll have to get out Vern’s Gospel album and give track # 9 “I’m Gonna Be Movin” a spin today in his honor. Godspeed Vern.

    Taylor Swift was on the Tuesday Night Opry a week ago and I’ve never heard that many screaming tweenies at an Opry show before! Eddie Stuubs tried to teach a little country music history to the ADHD set, but they were too busy texting their girlfriends on their cell phones to listen….

    Its amazing a dance hall that hasn’t been used in 60 years can be re-opened in Texas. Here in SoCal if a building sits idle for more than a few months it gets bulldozed and replaced with a condo….

  7. Razor X
    April 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Rest in peace, Vern.

  8. Helen
    April 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you Vern for all the gifts you gave us.

  9. Stormy
    April 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Former American Idol champion Taylor Hicks plans to send a single to country radio in May.

    Of course he does. Grrrrr.

    I’m sad to hear of Vern passing, but also of Playboy Buddy Rose passing.

  10. Occasional Hope
    April 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Sorry to hear about Vern – his was one of the great country voices.

  11. MrSandy
    April 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Bummer about Vern Gosdin. First time I heard him was in the late ’70s, when he released a single with Emmylou singing harmony, “Hanging On.” Just heard that yesterday on my iPod.

  12. Matt B
    April 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Vern was a treasured gift and will be missed.

  13. J.R. Journey
    April 29, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    It will be nice to see Reba on the Opry again. I wish more big name stars would remember that they are also Opry members.

  14. Vicki
    April 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    So true JR!!

  15. Steve Harvey
    April 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Aussie country star Adam Harvey cut a great version of Gosdin’s ‘I Can Tell By The Way You Dance’ a few years back.

  16. bob accordion
    January 3, 2010 at 12:20 am

    I just heard about vern.SO sad,what a talent and voice.BUT we do have his great songs to listen to.R.I.P

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