Gene Watson Remembers Vern Gosdin: Thursday 5 August 2021

On Thursday 5 August 2021Gene Watson remembered legendary country music artist, Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 – Tuesday 28 April 2009), who was born on this day in 1934.

Several legends have a birthday, including Sammi Smith (Thursday 5 August 1943 – Saturday 12 February 2005) (RIP), legendary songwriter Bobby Braddock, and the late Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 – Tuesday 28 April 2009), who was born on this day (Sunday 5 August) in 1934.

Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 – Tuesday 28 April 2009) had a lot of classic hit singles, including ‘Today My World Slipped Away’ (written by Mark Wright and Vern Gosdin) (No.10, 1982)’

On Thursday 12 October 2006Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 – Tuesday 28 April 2009) graciously submitted a ‘Peer’s Quote’ about Gene Watson, which was included within Gene Watson’s Fan Site.



Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent recorded Vern Gosdin’s ‘Til The End’ (co-written with Cathy Gosdin) and included the track on ‘Your Money & My Good Looks‘ (Upper Management Music, 2011).

During the course of his iconic country music career, Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 – Tuesday 28 April 2009) enjoyed a number of hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart, including the following:

‘Hangin’ On’, which was written by Ira Bridges Allen (Monday 1 November 1937 – Sunday 25 July 2021) and William (Billy) Robert Mize (Monday 29 April 1929 – Wednesday 1 November 2017) (No.16, 1976) / this track featured harmony vocals from Emmylou Harris

‘Yesterday’s Gone’ (written by Wayne Bradford)
(No.9, 1977) / this track featured harmony vocals from Emmylou Harris

‘Til The End’ (written by Vern Gosdin and Cathy Gosdin)
(No.7, 1977) / this track featured harmony vocals from Janie Fricke

‘Mother Country Music’ (written by Joe Nixon)
(No.17, 1977)

‘It Started All Over Again’, which was written by Jim Lust, Kay Milete and Gary Sanford Paxton (Thursday 18 May 1939 – Sunday 17 July 2016)
 (No.23, 1978)

‘Never My Love’ (written by Dick Addrissi and Don Addrissi) (No.9, 1978) / this track featured harmony vocals from Janie Fricke

‘Break My Mind’, which was written by John D. Loudermilk (Saturday 31 March 1934 – Wednesday 21 September 2016)
(No.13, 1978)

‘You’ve Got Somebody, I’ve Got Somebody’ (written by Michael Craig Johnson) (No.16, 1979)

‘All I Want & Need Forever’, which was written by Dennis Bruce Payne (Saturday 16 July 1949 – Thursday 8 April 2021)
 (No.21, 1979)

‘Sarah’s Eyes’ (written by Shirl Milete and Vern Gosdin)
 (No.57, 1979)

‘Too Long Gone’, which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004) (No.28, 1981)

‘Dream of Me’ (written by Jimmy Darrell, Raleigh Squires and Buddy Cannon)
(No.7, 1981)

‘Don’t Ever Leave Me Again’
(No.28, 1982)

‘Your Bedroom Eyes’ (written by Rich Landers)
(No.22, 1982)

‘Today My World Slipped Away’ (written by Mark Wright and Vern Gosdin) (No.10, 1982)

‘Friday Night Feelin’ (No.49, 1983)

‘If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do Me Right)’, which was written by Vern Gosdin and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004) (No.5, 1983)

‘Way Down Deep’, which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004) and Max T. Barnes
 (No.5, 1983)

‘I Wonder Where We’d Be Tonight’ (written by Vern Gosdin and Jim Sales)
(No.10, 1983)

‘I Can Tell By The Way You Dance’ (written by Sandy Pinkard and Rob Strandlund) (No.1 for one week in June / July 1984)

‘What Would Your Memories Do’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Dean Dillon
 (No.10, 1984)

‘Slow Burnin’ Memory’, which was written by Vern Gosdin and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004)
(No.10, 1984)

‘Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (& Loud, Loud Music)’, which was written by Joe Maphis (Thursday 12 May 1921 – Friday 27 June 1986), Rose Lee Maphis and Max Fidler (No.20, 1985)

‘I Know The Way To You By Heart’ (written by Tony Laiolo)
(No.35, 1985)

‘It’s Only Love Again’, which was written by Tim Krekel (Tuesday 10 October 1950 – Wednesday 24 June 2009)
 (No.68, 1986)

‘Was It Just The Wine’
(No.61, 1986)

‘Time Stood Still’ (written by Robert John Jones)
(No.51, 1986)

‘Do You Believe Me Now’, which was written by Vern Gosdin and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004) (No.4, 1987)

‘Set ‘Em Up Joe’, which was written by Hank Cochran
 (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), Vern Gosdin, Dean Dillon and Buddy Cannon (No.1 for one week in July 1988)

‘Chiseled In Stone’, which was written by Vern Gosdin and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004)
 (No.6, 1988) / this track won the Country Music Association’s ‘Song of The Year’ Award in 1989

‘Who You Gonna Blame It On This Time’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Vern Gosdin 
(No.2, 1989)

‘I’m Still Crazy’ (written by Vern Gosdin, Steve Gosdin and Buddy Cannon) (No.1 for one week in September 1989)

‘That Just About Does It’, which was written by Vern Gosdin and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004)
 (No.4, 1989)

‘Right In The Wrong Direction’, which was written by Vern Gosdin, Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 – Tuesday 21 December 2004)
(No.10, 1990)

‘Tanqueray’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 – Tuesday 21 December 2004), Jim Vest and Vern Gosdin
 (No.75, 1990)

‘I Knew My Day Would Come’, which was written by Vern Gosdin and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 – Sunday 11 January 2004) (No.64, 1991)

‘The Garden’ (written by Bobby Fischer and Freddie Weller)
(No.51, 1991)

‘A Month of Sundays’ (written by John Northrup, Buddy Cannon and Vern Gosdin)
(No.54, 1991)

‘Back When’ (No.67, 1993)

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