Chiseled In Stone

Chiseled In Stone

 Chiseled in Stone Gold RecordChiseled In Stone was released by The Voice in 1988 on the LP  Chiseled in Stone.

This classic Country song was produced by the legendary Bob Montgomery who wrote songs for Buddy Holly and produced records for Marty Robbins among others. (Scroll down to see the video)



Chiseled in Stone also features the beautiful pedal steel of Sonny Garrish. The wine and twist of his playing expresses all the pain and pathos of Chiseled in Stone while letting Vern Gosdin's powerfully Voice ring through and true.




Chiseled In Stone was labeled as a career defining moment in The Voice's four decade career span.



The Songwriters of Chiseled In Stone

Vern Gosdin and Max D. BarnesChiseled in Stone was co-written by Vern Gosdin and  BMI Award-winning Iowa born songwriter Max D. Barnes who was one of Nashville's most talented songwriters of the 80's and 90's.

Max D. Barnes often quipped that “I learned more about songwriting from driving a semi than from any music classes that I ever took in high school”. In 1989, the writers won the Country Music Association’s prestigious Song Of The Year Award for 'Chiseled In Stone' co-written with Gosdin and inspired by the death of Barnes’ elder son, Duane, in 1975 and also inspired by The Voice's recent divorce. Gosdin often joked about his divorce bringing him his biggest success.




Chiseled in StoneMax D. Barnes also wrote other Vern Gosdin hits including;


- If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right)

- This Ain't My First Rodeo.

- Way Down Deep

- Slow Burning Memory


'All these songs including Chiseled in Stone can be heard on
the 101 songs Vern Gosdin box set
- 40 Years of The Voice.



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