Emotions will definitely run high after hearing Lee Ann Womack take on the Vern Gosdin’s classic “Chiseled in Stone” for the Forever Country Cover Series.
The track drowns itself in sorrow over the negative end result of a fight between two lovers, in which they realize nothing good can come of their opposing ways within their relationship. Pulling completely at the heartstrings as one of the most painstaking songs in the history of country music, Womack does the theme justice through her longing vocals that channel the depth of depression that the storyline ensues.
Set alongside an acoustic guitar and a fiddle, Womack exudes the melancholy spirit that Gosdin once did with his rendition of the country classic. Leaving any viewer of the video with absolute chills, Womack’s well-known voice captures the desolation regarding the lyric.
Gosdin’s “Chiseled in Stone” was the winner of the CMA Award for Song of the Year in 1989, and was also nominated in the category of Single of the Year in 1989 as well.
The Forever Country Cover Series has been in coordination of the celebration for the 50th anniversary of the CMAs, with artists doing their best version of some of the biggest hits over the past few decades. More content pertaining to the Forever Country celebration can be found on its website, including interactive audience features and videos showing fans the behind-the-scenes look of the making of “Forever Country,” a collaboration video with 30 artists in the country music industry from both then and now.
The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.