Leon Payne

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.