Grammy-winning US composer Wayne Carson dies, aged 72
July 22 , 2015
Wayne Carson, the American composer behind the hit Elvis Presley song ‘Always on my Mind’, has died. He was 72. After he wrote ‘Always on my Mind’, two more writers — Mark James and Johnny Christopher — were added to it at the time of recording. Carson's other famous songs included ‘The Letter’, ‘Neon Rainbow’ and ‘Love At All for’.
In a tribute, Neil Portnow, the Recording Academy president, described the two-time Grammy-winner as an “immense talent”.