Leon Payne

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Birthday
15, 1917
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Sep 11, 1969 (52)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1917
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Sep 11, 1969 (52)

About

Blind country singer who released many hits, including "You've Still Got a Place in my Heart." His career lasted from 1941 to 1969, during which time he composed more than one hundred songs.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Texas School for the Blind.

Trivia

His songs have been covered by Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, and many other artists.

Family Life

He raised two children and two step-children with his wife Myrtie.

Associated With

His song "I Love You Because" was covered by Johnny Cash .