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April 30, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70. Gosdin died late Tuesday at a Nashville hospital, according to Michael Illobre, funeral director at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Nashville. The singer reportedly had suffered a stroke a few weeks ago. Specializing in straight-ahead, traditional country music, Gosdin spent decades making music.
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April 30, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70. Gosdin died late Tuesday at a Nashville hospital, according to Michael Illobre, funeral director at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Nashville. The singer reportedly had suffered a stroke a few weeks ago. Specializing in straight-ahead, traditional country music, Gosdin spent decades making music.
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January 13, 1989 | HOLLY GLEASON
At 54, Vern Gosdin appears to have hit his stride. This year, two of his singles--"Set 'Em Up Joe" and "Will You Believe Me Now?"--went to the top of the country chart, while "Chiselled in Stone," the album that spawned them, received a Country Music Assn. nomination as album of the year. Gosdin himself was nominated as best male vocalist. Though he has been acclaimed for years by such fellow musicians as Emmylou Harris and Merle Haggard, mass acceptance is something new.
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June 17, 1993 | RANDY LEWIS
It's a crime that all the commercial success in recent years of the "new country" has meant that prior generations of country singers have been de facto retired--ready or not. Country music is about life, and life is experience--and while emotions can be approximated or feigned altogether, experience can't be faked. That's what comes through most clearly on the latest by veteran Gosdin.
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June 17, 1993 | RANDY LEWIS
It's a crime that all the commercial success in recent years of the "new country" has meant that prior generations of country singers have been de facto retired--ready or not. Country music is about life, and life is experience--and while emotions can be approximated or feigned altogether, experience can't be faked. That's what comes through most clearly on the latest by veteran Gosdin.
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November 5, 1990 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Best-Selling Country Records 1. "This Ain't My First Rodeo," Vern Gosdin 2. "You Really Had Me Going," Holly Dunn 3. "The Night's Too Long," Patty Loveless 4. "Crazy in Love," Conway Twitty 5. "Yet," Exile 6. "Come Next Monday," K. T. Oslin 7. "Ghost in This House," Shenandoah 8. "Back in My Younger Days," Don Williams 9. "Moonshadow Road," T. Graham Brown 10. "Feed This Fire," Anne Murray SOURCE: Cashbox
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April 23, 1986 | STEVE POND
Vern Gosdin has a string of country hits covering almost two decades, and his songs have been recorded by the Byrds and George Jones, and he's sung with Ernest Tubb and Emmylou Harris. But all of this wasn't quite enough to fill the Palomino on Monday night. Aside from a few purists, it seems, most people might remember Gosdin only as the guy at Farm Aid whose set had to be repeated when Sammy Hagar's foul mouth got the live broadcastknocked off the air.
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December 18, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
1."No Holdin' Back," Randy Travis. 2."Killin' Time," Clint Black. 3."White Limozeen," Dolly Parton. 4."Reba Live," Reba McEntire. 5."Simple Man," The Charlie Daniels Band. 6."The Boys Are Back," Sawyer Brown. 7."Just Lookin' for a Hit," Dwight Yoakam. 8."Loving Proof," Ricky van Shelton. 9."The Road Not Taken," Shenandoah. 10."Leave the Light On," Lorrie Morgan. 11."Garth Brooks," Garth Brooks. 12."Greatest Hits III," Hank Williams Jr. 13."I Wonder Do You Think of Me," Keith Whitley. 14."
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January 14, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Max D. Barnes, 67, two-time winner of the Country Music Assn. song of the year award with "Chiseled in Stone" in 1989 and "Look at Us" in 1992, died Sunday in Nashville of pneumonia. A native of Hardscratch, Iowa, Barnes worked as a truck driver, construction worker, bartender and deckhand before he became successful at writing country songs. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, the same year he shared the award for "Look at Us" with Vince Gill, who recorded it.
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November 5, 1990 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Best-Selling Country Records 1. "This Ain't My First Rodeo," Vern Gosdin 2. "You Really Had Me Going," Holly Dunn 3. "The Night's Too Long," Patty Loveless 4. "Crazy in Love," Conway Twitty 5. "Yet," Exile 6. "Come Next Monday," K. T. Oslin 7. "Ghost in This House," Shenandoah 8. "Back in My Younger Days," Don Williams 9. "Moonshadow Road," T. Graham Brown 10. "Feed This Fire," Anne Murray SOURCE: Cashbox
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1989 | HOLLY GLEASON
At 54, Vern Gosdin appears to have hit his stride. This year, two of his singles--"Set 'Em Up Joe" and "Will You Believe Me Now?"--went to the top of the country chart, while "Chiselled in Stone," the album that spawned them, received a Country Music Assn. nomination as album of the year. Gosdin himself was nominated as best male vocalist. Though he has been acclaimed for years by such fellow musicians as Emmylou Harris and Merle Haggard, mass acceptance is something new.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1986 | STEVE POND
Vern Gosdin has a string of country hits covering almost two decades, and his songs have been recorded by the Byrds and George Jones, and he's sung with Ernest Tubb and Emmylou Harris. But all of this wasn't quite enough to fill the Palomino on Monday night. Aside from a few purists, it seems, most people might remember Gosdin only as the guy at Farm Aid whose set had to be repeated when Sammy Hagar's foul mouth got the live broadcastknocked off the air.
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