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Show Honors the Timeless Music and Legacy of Vern Gosdin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2024) – Renowned songwriter Max T. Barnes announces VernFest 2024, a celebration of all things Vern Gosdin, taking place on Saturday, August 3 at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville, Tenn. VernFest 2024 is set to celebrate Vern Gosdin’s musical legacy in the heart of Nashville with special guests. Tickets can be purchased here:


Vern Gosdin’s iconic songs have captivated the hearts of country music fans worldwide with his vocals and lyrics. Many of these timeless classics were written by acclaimed songwriter Max D. Barnes, alongside his son and event host, Max T. Barnes. Some of Gosdin’s hits include, “Chiseled In Stone,” “If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong,” “This Ain’t My First Rodeo,” and “Way Down Deep.” These remarkable songs merely scratch the surface of the fifty-plus cuts that the Barnes duo wrote for legend, Vern Gosdin.


Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, August 3
  • Time: 8 – 11 P.M. CDT
  • Location: Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214


Join Max T. Barnes and friends for a special night of stories and songs. You will laugh, you may cry but you will surely enjoy the stories behind the man and his hit songs.

About Max T. Barnes
Max T. Barnes is a hit singer/songwriter and the son of hit songwriter, Max D. Barnes. He wrote his first major smash at the age of 19, Vern Gosdin’s “Way Down Deep,” and has been topping the charts ever since writing “Let Go of the Stone” (John Anderson), “At the Sound of the Tone” (John Schneider), “Before You Kill Us All” (Randy Travis) and “That’s How Your Love Makes Me Feel” (Diamond Rio) to name a few. “Love, Me,” the career launching hit for Collin Raye scored Max T. a CMA Song of the Year nomination but the award that year went to his father, legendary songwriter Max D. Barnes for “Look At Us” (Vince Gill). Between Max T. and his late father they have written 33 #1’s and sold nearly 70 million records. Max T. has most recently scored a cut on Trace Adkins album titled I’m Gone and tours frequently in Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Scotland, England, Sweden, Norway, Canada and the U.S. His new projects include a duet with Irish superstar Jonny Brady, a U.K. released single, “Hen Party” and a new single and video with Marty Haggard called “Way Back In The Mountains” a duet their fathers, Max D. Barnes and Merle Haggard, wrote over 20 years ago. He also produced a new album for Bobby Bare featuring all new songs and an appearance by Chris Stapleton on an amped up new version of “Detroit City”.