Winners announced: Dylan and Janice May, I’ll be contacting both of you for shipping addresses. The giveaway is over, but you’re welcome to keep commenting with thoughts about Vern.
You might recall that I have a bit of a history of giving away copies of a certain Vern Gosdin hits collection. Well, the legend passed away early this morning, so I’m going to do it one last time to mark the day. I came to Vern Gosdin rather late in his career – he had already suffered multiple strokes and all but stopped recording – but his voice left an immediate impression on me. I feel better for having heard it. The best of his work is right up there with Hank, Merle, and George on country’s Mount Rushmore for me. He will be sorely missed.
Whether you’re a Vern fan or someone new to his music, drop a comment below for a chance to win one of two (2) copies of Vern Gosdin’s Super Hits. If you already have the hits but want to comment anyway, just mention that you don’t need to be entered in the drawing. Don’t be shy about commenting if you don’t know much about Vern. His legacy is his music and spreading it around is the whole point of this giveaway. An RIP will do just fine.
Here’s to you, Vern. Thanks for the music and may you rest in peace.