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Leon Payne (Alba, TX, June 15, 1917 – September 11, 1969), "the Blind Balladeer", was an American country music singer and songwriter.

He 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 the 1948 song "Lost Highway", a song made famous by Hank Williams in 1949.

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  • Wrote a number of what are now standards. Where's the love?
  • I'm a rolling stone, all alone and lost...

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