Dewayne Blackwell

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Dewayne L. Blackwell (born September 17, 1936)[1] is an American songwriter active since the 1950s.[2] His songs include "Mr. Blue", a 1959 hit for the Fleetwoods; "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home", a 1982 hit for David Frizzell; 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.[citation needed] He now lives in Rosarito, Mexico.


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ Sgammato, Jo (2000-05-01). American Thunder: The Garth Brooks Story. Random House. pp. 53–. ISBN 9780345439505. Retrieved 10 April 2012.