1934 - 2009
Born in Woodland, Alabama, August 5, 1934, Vern had an early career in bluegrass music and a fling at country rock before discovering that he was one of the finest honky-tonk singers country music ever had.
He played with brother Rex in a quartet and later in a bluegrass group called the Golden State Boys . By 1972 he was out of music entirely, but in 1976 decided to give it one more try. With some help from Emmylou Harris on his early Elektra releases, he was off and running.
In 1984, he charted with what would become his first number one "I can tell by the way you dance"
Vern Gosdin passed away after suffering a stroke, he was 74.
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