Vern Gosdin performs “Chiseled in Stone” Live Video.

The song came to number 6 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, and a total of 23 weeks remained in the charts On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, it would reach # 3, won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year award in 1989.

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Chiseled in Stone:

Album cover Vern Gosdin ( Columbia 1988 )
Album cover Vern Gosdin ( Columbia 1988 )

Chiseled in stone, a song written by Vern Gosdin and Max D. Barnes, was recorded by Vern Gosdin for the Columbia label, in September 1987, at Tree International Studios, Nashville, TN, at the recording session, Vern was accompanied by: Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar), Billy Sanford (electric guitar), Jim Vest and Sonny Garrish (steel), Bob Wray (bass), Jerry Kroon (drums), Hoot Hester (fiddle), Ron Oates (keyboards), Dennis Wilson and Carol Montgomery (background vocals). With the production of Bob Montgomery, the song was released on August 27, 1988, and on November 26, 1988, came to number 6 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, and a total of 23 weeks remained in the charts On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, it would reach # 3. “Chiseled in Stone” won the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year award in 1989.

The song was included in Vern’s tenth studio album, Chiseled in stone (Columbia 1988), the album was released on January 15, 1988, reaching # 7 of the US Top Country Albums charts, on July 30 of 1989, and staying on the charts a total of 129 weeks. The album was certified gold in the USA.

Single Larry Rollins ( Soundwaves 1988 )
Single Larry Rollins ( Soundwaves 1988 )

 

Versions:

Larry Rollins 1988 (Soundwaves)
Randy Travis 2006 (Cracker Barrel)
Red Marlow 2017 (Republic Records)

Vern Gosdin – Chiseled in Stone Lyrics

You ran cryin’ to the bedroom
I ran off to the bar
Another piece of heaven gone to hell
The words we spoke in anger
Just tore my world apart
And I sat there feeling sorry for myself

Then that old man sat down beside me
And looked me in the eye
And said “Son, I know what you’re going through
You ought to get down on your knees
And thank your lucky stars that you got someone to go home to”

You don’t know about lonely
Or how long nights can be
Till you lived through the story
That’s still livin’ in me
And you don’t know about sadness
Till you faced life alone
You don’t know about lonely
Till it’s chiseled in stone

So I brought these pretty flowers
Hoping you would understand
Sometimes a man is such a fool
Those golden words of wisdom
From the heart of that old man
Showed me I ain’t nothing without you

You don’t know about lonely
Or how long nights can be
Till you lived through the story
That old man just told me
And you don’t know about sadness
Till you faced life alone
You don’t know about lonely
Till it’s chiseled in stone
You don’t know about lonely
Till it’s chiseled in stone

Single Vern Gosdin ( Columbia 1988 )
Single Vern Gosdin ( Columbia 1988 )

Miquel Batlle
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