Willie Nelson's Anniversary of "Always On My Mind"

May 8, 2017

© Omar Ornelas-USA TODAY Sports

It's been 35 years since Willie Nelson's 8th single "Always on My Mind" was released and being celebrated. 

It was then the title track of his debut single from Nelson's 30th studio album! With such a large discography, these small blessing painted a bigger picture for the legend. 

“I wrote those two verses living in Springfield, Mo.,” Carson recalls. “… I’ll think of the melody or the chord structure or something I’ll come up with, and I’ll make — I’ll see if that doesn’t fit the words or anything like that. If the melody is singable, the words are not far away. It’s only a story, you know.