Personalities | Vern Gosdin | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, b. 1934)

Vern Gosdin was part of The Gosdin Family Gospel radio show in the 1950s in Alabama, before moving to California with his brother, Rex Gosdin (1938–83), to form The Golden State Boys, a bluegrass combo who in 1964 became The Hillmen (featuring Chris Hillman, later of The Byrds). After emerging in 1976 as a solo artist, Gosdin was christened ‘The Voice’ by his peers and accumulated over 40 US country hit singles. ‘Chiseled In Stone’ was voted 1989 CMA Song Of The Year.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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