Leon Payne

Leon Payne

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leon Payne (June 15, 1917 - September 11, 1969), "the Blind Balladeer," was a country music singer and songwriter. Leon Roger Payne was born in Alba, Texas on June 15, 1917. He was blind in one eye at birth, and lost the sight of the other eye in early childhood. He attended the Texas School for the Blind from 1924 to 1935, where he met his future wife, Myrtie Velma Courmier. They had two children together, as well as two children from Myrtie's previous marriage. Leon Payne died in 1969 in San Antonio, Texas. His wife Myrtie died in San Antonio in 2008, and Leon's composition "I Love You Because" was played at her funeral service. Leon wrote hundreds of country songs in a prolific career that lasted from 1941 until his death in 1969. He is perhaps best known for his hits "I Love You Because," "You've Still Got A Place In My Heart" and 1948 song "Lost Highway," a song made famous by Hank Williams in 1949.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 313g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136636131
  • 9786136636139