Chiseled in Stone
April 29, 2009 11:31 PM Subscribe
posted by dawson (7 comments total)
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"The ability to convey the depths of despair, the heights of jubilation and the serenity of an abiding faith are all that is required to be known as “The Voice.” Unfortunately, very few possess the ability to do all that and what’s more unfortunate, we lost one of those few–possibly the best of those few–with the death of Vern Gosdin
at the age of 74."
Hard core country singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin
, affectionally known as "The Voice", who achieved mainstream success in the '80s with hits such as "Set 'Em Up Joe" and "Chiseled in Stone," died peacefully in his sleep
, late Tuesday (April 28), at a Nashville hospital.
His many timelss songs include the afore mentioned Chiseled in Stone (and live)
, Jesus Hold My Hand
(with commentary), Do You Believe Me Now
, Sarah's Eyes
, and Till The End
"'The Voice' is now silenced but he left behind an incredible legacy of recorded performances
. Other than George Jones and Roy Orbison, the world has never known a performer as expressive and capable of conveying the emotions of loneliness, despair, desolation and heartbreak as Vern Gosdin."
Sit back with a bottle of Tanqueray
, and salute one of the all time greats.