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• Vern Gosdin was born on 5th August 1934 and died on 28th April 2009.
• Country music has always enjoyed a wealth of distinctive singers with the likes of Haggard, Cash, Frizzell, Waylon and Willie heading up those who are immediately recognisable. Then there are the select few with the purest of country voices like Ray Price, George Jones, Gene Watson and Vern Gosdin, whom – to fans and industry alike – was simply identified as “The Voice”. In fact, Tammy Wynette had called him “the only other singer who can hold a candle to George Jones”, and there could hardly have been a better compliment.
• So here we have two terrific albums from Vern Gosdin. “Out Of My Heart” from 1991 includes three hits, ‘I Knew My Day Would Come’, ‘The Garden’ and ‘A Month Of Sundays’.
• “Nickels And Dimes And Love”, released in 1993, was produced by Rick Hall in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and gave Vern his last chart single with ‘Back When’.
The Gosdin Brothers, Rex and Vern, were harmony vocalists on the classic Byrds album “Sweethearts Of The Rodeo”.