“Always on My Mind” Songwriter Wayne Carson Dies at 72

Wayne Carson, a prolific songwriter best known for his award-winning “Always on My Mind,” died Monday (July 20) at age 72 from congestive heart failure and other ailments. Wayne was a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Born in Denver, Wayne moved to Nashville in 1962 and found his first major songwriting success with Eddy Arnold’s “Somebody Like Me,” a No. 1 hit in 1966. The following year, Memphis-based rock band The Box Tops took Wayne’s song...

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