‘Always on My Mind’ Songwriter Wayne Carson Dead at 72

‘Always on My Mind’ Songwriter Wayne Carson Dead at 72

Another great legend in Country Music has left this world. Acclaimed songwriter Wayne Carson, a Grammy-winning member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame whose credits include the country-pop classic “Always on My Mind” and the Box Tops’ 1967 chart-topper “The Letter,” died Monday in Franklin, Tennessee.  Of course that song Always On My Mind, was made famous by many artists, among them Willie Nelson, and Elvis Presley. Other Artists of note who recorded Wayne’s music included such luminaries as:Conway Twitty, Johnny Paycheck, B.J. Thomas, Ray Price, Waylon Jennings, Shelby Lynne, the Beach Boys and Tina Turner. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997. In the included video here, you will enjoy a classic performance of Always on My Mind by Willie Nelson.
Wayne’s death is certainly a loss to Country Music and songwriting in general. Longtime friend, producer, and songwriter himself Buddy Cannon posted on Facebook :
“…A great songwriter and a great friend. He was the real thing – a walking hit song. I will miss him dearly. RIP, my friend.…”

A memorial service for Carson is scheduled for July 28th at 10:00 a.m. at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville.