Lee Clayton

Lee Clayton is one of the original music outlaws. He is responsible for writing the song “Ladies Love Outlaws” recorded by Waylon Jennings in 1972. It became the anthem for the Outlaw music movement. Willie Nelson recorded Lee’s “If You Can Touch Her At All”, becoming an instant classic and was featured in the movie Honeysuckle Rose. George Jones and Lynn Anderson also recorded an amazing version of the song. Jamey Johnson and Shooter Jennings performed it on CMT Crossroads. The Highwaymen, (Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson) recorded his song “Silver Stallion”. His credits as a songwriter are numerous, including recordings by Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Jeff Walker and Cat Power, among many others. U2's Bono said, “There is only one country singer that has influenced me, Lee Clayton.” Lee recorded his debut album, “Lee Clayton” in 1973 for MCA Records to critical acclaim and followed with three albums for Capitol Records. His album, “Border Affair” earned him a nomination for Best New Male Vocalist and was named by Country Music Magazine as the #2 album of the decade. “Naked Child” received the Edison Award (the Holland Grammy) as best Rock-Country album of the year. Clayton's “Another Night” album, released on Pro Vogue Records, was recorded live in Norway. The album received great reviews, and in support Lee toured extensively in Europe for the next several years. In 1994 he recorded “Spirit of the Twilight” in Ireland. Today, Lee Clayton has an international reputation as a gifted poet, an outstanding singer / songwriter and a dynamic performer.