Chiseled In Stone
You'll understand why Vern Gosdin was called "The Voice" as soon as he reaches the first chorus on opener "Do You Believe Me Now." This guy can really sing, like George Jones after a few unfiltereds. He knows his history, too. Chiseled in Stone dances through heartfelt tributes to Ernest Tubb and Bob Wills, then hits you with honky-tonk heartbreakers worthy of both. The title track is particularly piercing, with the distraught singer getting barstool counsel from a man who's lost it all.