He wrote “Lost Highway,” and well he might have. Blind
from birth, he hitchhiked across Texas and beyond, writing songs
like “I Love You Because” (sung by Elvis at Sun Records,
and for all the rest of his life) He played guitar, piano, trombone
and drums, and they say when he was a member of Bob Wills and
the Texas Playboys that he used to get restless and jump off the
bus and hitchhike from gig to gig, but they don’t ever say
why. The answer is in his songs.