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Vern Gosdin
Birth: Aug. 5, 1934
Woodland
Randolph County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 2009
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Singer, Songwriter. Known as "The Voice" because of his rich baritone singing, this Woodland, Alabama native turned the musical talent he acquired by being a part of a gospel music singing family to develop a successful country music career. In 1961 he accompanied his brother to California where he sang as a member of the Golden State Boys, the Hillmen and The Gosdin Brothers. After moderate success he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where in 1976 he signed a recording contract and embarked upon a solo career. The next year he had his first top ten hit with the release of "Yesterday's Gone". During the 1980s he had three number one hits, "I Can Tell By the Way You Dance (You're Gonna Love Me Tonight)" (1983), "Set 'Em Up Joe" (1988) and "I'm Still Crazy" (1989). In 1989 another hit "Chiseled in Stone" was chosen "Song of the Year" by the Country Music Association. He had almost twenty top ten hits during his thirty year career with over forty singles and eight albums reaching the country music charts. He died in Nashville, Tennessee after suffering a stroke. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Roy David Gosdin (1905 - 1971)
  Zuma Alice Snyder Gosdin (1907 - 1947)
 
 Children:
  Stephen Wayne Gosdin (1956 - 2016)*
  Marty Allen Gosdin (1961 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jethro Holmes Gosdin (1923 - 1969)*
  Hervel Matthew Gosdin (1925 - 2003)*
  Mirian Marget Gosdin Bell (1927 - 1969)*
  Rachel David Gosdin (1932 - 1974)*
  Vern Gosdin (1934 - 2009)
  Rex Gosdin (1938 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
THE VOICE
"He arrived at Heaven's Gate on wings of Faith"
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.14664, -86.73162
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36578304
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Your music is full of soul. I love to listen to anything you sang. Thanks for the music and the feeling.
- Sheila Kuhn
 Added: Sep. 24, 2017

- Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 20, 2017
Heard "This Ain't My First Rodeo" on Pandora today and thought about Vern. Happy to see a lot of people remember him.
- Theresa Dunlap Day
 Added: Sep. 17, 2017
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