Hand-Written Lyrics to Always on My Mind up for Auction

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The hand-written lyrics to ‘Always On My Mind’ will be auctioned off on e-bay, starting next Monday, January 26, 2009.  100% of the profits will go to benefit the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN.

This song, written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mike James, is noted to have over 300 recorded releases in versions by dozens of performers, including Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee and Michael Buble.  At the 25th Grammy Awards held in 1983, the songwriters won Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Country Song, and Willie Nelson’s recording won Best Male Country Vocal Performance.  “Always On My Mind” also earned numerous other awards for Nelson and its songwriters, including the 1982 and 1983 Country Music Association’s Song of the Year honors and the 1982 CMA Single of the Year.

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These lyrics were handwritten and signed by songwriter Wayne Carson specifically for this fundraising auction.  This one-of-a-kind collectible has been custom framed using archival materials to showcase and preserve it for the highest bidder.  The framed piece measures approximately 17″ x 19″ and comes with a certificate of authentication confirming its origin and Wayne Carson’s autograph as original. 
About this nonprofit:

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a place to hope and a place to heal for patients and their families. Ranked as one of the 10 best children’s hospitals in the nation by Child magazine, Vanderbilt Children’s cares for many of the sickest pediatric patients in the region and beyond. We treat all children — Vanderbilt Children’s has the only Pediatric Emergency Department in Middle Tennessee and more than 100,000 patients are seen in the outpatient clinics each year.

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