About the song

Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind” is a classic country song that expresses regret and longing for a lost love. The song was written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James, and was first recorded by Gwen McCrae in 1972. Elvis Presley also recorded a popular version that same year. However, Nelson’s version, released in 1982, became the most successful and iconic rendition of the song. It topped the country chart for two weeks and reached number five on the pop chart. It also won several awards, including Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Male Country Vocal Performance. Nelson’s version of “Always on My Mind” is considered one of his signature songs and one of the greatest country songs of all time.