Dewayne L. Blackwell (born September 1, 1939) is an American songwriter active since the 1950s. His songs include "Mr. Blue", a 1959 hit for the Fleetwoods, and "Friends in Low Places", a 1990 hit for Garth Brooks. His songs have been recorded by the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Bobby Vinton.
More recently he has written songs for movie soundtracks. He now lives in Rosarito Mexico.
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