1934 - 2009


Vern Gosdin was real country, from his roots in rural Alabama, to his unique voice.
He sang country like it is supposed to sound with the heart-wrenching sound we love coming out of a bar room juke-box.

I often photographed Vern, dubbed as The Voice. My pictures are on fifteen of his albums.
That voice lives on in such country classics as: Time Stood Still, Set 'em Up Joe, If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do Me Right),
Chiseled In Stone, Do You Believe Me Now?

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Vern would have been 82 today.
This picture was made in his Kingston Springs,
Tennessee home,1988.
My photography and/or design are on 15 Vern Gosdin albums.
Vern Gosdin left this world on April 28th 2009.


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APRIL 28 2016
VERN GOSDIN
died this day, April 28th 2009.
Every Juke-Box in every country bar, diner or honky-tonk should have a Vern Gosdin song.
I have many photographs and memories, this picture is from Vern’s country home in Kingston Springs, Tennessee.
He was looking really good, enjoying life with his wife, Beverly.


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AUGUST 5 2014

Today would have been Vern's 80th birthday.
Put a quarter in the jukebox and play a Vern Gosdin song.


Nashville - 1997
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Polaroid from
Warning: Contains Country Music (The Great Ballads of Vern Gosdin) - Photo-session


Nashville, Tennessee, 1997
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I-35 between San Antonio and Austin, Texas


The Voice in my Nashville studio.

ALBUMS

THERE IS A SEASON - (Compleat 1984/ American Harvest, 1997) art direction/photography/design
IF JESUS COMES TOMORROW - (Compleat 1984, 1997) photography
THE GOSPEL ALBUM - (American Harvest, 1995) art direction/photography/design
24 Karat Heartache - (American Harvest, 1997) art direction/photography/design
TIME STOOD STILL - (American Harvest, 1998) art direction/photography/design
WARNING Contains Country Music - (American Harvest, 1998) art direction/photography/design
ALONE- (Columbia, 1989) photography
CHISELED IN STONE - (Columbia, 1990) photography
OUT OF MY HEART - (Columbia, 1991) photography
IT'S NOT OVER - (Delta, 1992) cover
If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right) - (American Harvest, 1996) art direction/photography/design
Very Best of the Voice’ - (Music Mill, 2005) photography
10 Years of Greatest Hits - (Sony BMG, 2008) cover
COUNTRY- (Sony BMG, 2012) cover


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