Hank Williams’ Famous Hit “Lost Highway” was Written by a Blind Singer

Hank Williams and Leon Payne

Leon Payne made a mark when he started his career as a blind musician and a brilliant songwriter. He was able to make a great track for Hank Williams to sing. This was acknowledged by the Nashville songwriters Hall of Fame as they inducted him to be a member back in 1970.

His version of “Lost Highway” was not really a commercial hit, not until Hank did his version back in 1949. Williams was a rising country artist who had a significant influence in the country music scene so it helped the track gain some recognition.


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