From: TN, United States
Genre: Country, Traditional Country, Gospel
Vern Gosdin signed with Compleat Records in the early 80s. In 1984 released "There Is A Season", picked by the Los Angeles Times as "Best Country Album" of that year.
He made the Top Ten consistently in the early '80s, hitting the jackpot when he teamed with hit writer Max D. Barnes. They focused on cheating songs and barroom ballads, giving life to songs that compared The Voice to the ultimate legends of honky tonk like George Jones and Merle Haggard. In 1983, Vern had 2 Top Five hits — If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong and Way Down Deep inside My Heart. Vern was voted CMA's Artist of the Year and the next year he was rewarded with his first number one single, I Can Tell by the Way You Dance That You're Gonna Love Me Tonight along with 2 more Top Ten hits.
Compleat Records went bankrupt and Vern Gosdin signed with Columbia in 87. The Voice had immediate success with Do You Believe Me Now which hit number again with the very popular Ernest Tubb tribute Set 'Em Up Joe . Chiseled in Stone , co-written with Max D. Barnes was the recipient of the Country Music Association's Song of the Year in 89.
His 1989 album Alone was a rarity: a concept album in a traditional country style. It chronicled the dissolution of Gosdin's marriage. Recently Is it raining at your house, written by Gosdin was re-recorded and released by Brad Paisley.
In Christmas of 2008 Vern release a complete compilation, 101 of his greatest songs on a 4 Disc Box Set titles '40 Years of The Voice'' available on his official website at http://TheVoiceOfCountryMusic.com