"The Voice" was the nickname that the great writer Robert K. Oermann pinned on Vern Gosdin. The name fit, too: Gosdin had one of the absolute best post-Jim Reeves voices in country music.
That marvelous voice is now silent.
Vern Gosdin died in a Nashville hospital today (April 29), three weeks after suffering a massive stroke. Gosdin had been in poor health for the past several years.
The great Vern Gosdin was 74.