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muttenstein
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Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
My God, awesome voices, very depressing! 2 of the best country singing voices ever, IMO.

Verne - Chiseled in Stone (youtube)

Keith Whitley - Don't close your eyes



peaster68
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Keith by far.


Shotgun Willie
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Verne


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Alt26
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
“All my neon neighbors they like what I play”
“‘Cause they've heard it every night since you've walked away”


Larry_Hotdogs
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Texas
Member since Jun 2019
509 posts

re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
“Everyday they replace old B24 ‘cause every night I run a needle through ‘Walkin’ the Floor’”

One of the greatest country lyrics ever written.


flipper70538
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Verne


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AlxTgr
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Easily a top 5 country song for me, and I would not even consider myself a Verne fan.

Same for Got No Reason Now For Going Home and Gene Watson.


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SCLibertarian
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Chiseled in Stone is 100% stone cold country. I love that song.


gobuxgo5
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Keith woulda been the goat.


Al Bundy Bulldog
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
I still remember my grandmaw telling me when I was a teenager don’t be drinking too much look at Keith Whitley, he drank himself to death. I never really believed her but turns out when he died his BAC was like 3 times the legal limit. I heard he drank 2 fifths of whiskey one morning.


spslayto
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
The two songs don't even compare in terms of sadness... Chiseled in Stone on a whole different level in that regard.


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PJinAtl
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
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I never really believed her but turns out when he died his BAC was like 3 times the legal limit. I heard he drank 2 fifths of whiskey one morning.
Keith Whitley was a hard core alcoholic.

SavingCountryMusic.com has started a country music history podcast and covered his story a couple of weeks ago. From that podcast...

quote:

The singer’s blood alcohol level was reported to be .47, or almost five times the amount to be declared intoxicated in Tennessee. Police had found 23 empty cans of Budweiser at his house, an empty bottle of Scope, and four half consumed bottles of hair spray.


Jvalhenson
Member since Sep 2017
333 posts

re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
All time favorite song is I'm Over you and right now I have Keith Whitley radio on pandora playing in my classroom for the students. They complain abotu it at first but by about Christmas they are tapping their feet and nodding their heads. Even caught some of them with the songs that play through that station downloaded to their phones.


sodcutterjones
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Member since May 2018
1098 posts

re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Yep I heard he was drinking the hairspray. The chilling "Tell Lorrie I love her" song was his goodbye song to her.


Keep Stirring
Member since Sep 2016
960 posts

re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Uhm, there's a music board.. why the frick is this in Movie/TV.. I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just honestly baffled why
This post was edited on 5/19 at 11:00 am


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Galactic Inquisitor
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
Wrong board, fool


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Chitter Chatter
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
That's tough but I'll give the nod to Gosdin


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skeeter531
Member since Jun 2014
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
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“Everyday they replace old B24 ‘cause every night I run a needle through ‘Walkin’ the Floor’”

One of the greatest country lyrics ever written.


Just heard this today on sirius--hadn't heard it in a long, long time and I was thinking about how wonderful Vern Gosdin was. But Keith was too!


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Big Scrub TX
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Austin
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
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Keith by far.
I don't know about overall, but I can guarantee you that Lori wept for months after she discovered that song posthumously.


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Tear It Up
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Member since May 2005
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re: Old timers: Best singer of sad songs; Verne Gosdin or Keith Whitley?
I saw Verne play at the Natchez city auditorium around 15 years ago. He was so fricked up he stopped singing midway through his first song and got escorted off the stage.



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