1935 - 2010
Born in Isola, Mississippi, Hank began playing guitar at a young age, but wound up taking a job in the oil fields of New Mexico.
He began performing professionally in the 50's, and worked for a time with Eddie Cochran (no relation) as the Cochran Brothers.
Hank moved to Nashville in the 60's and began a very successful career as a songwriter, having penned hits such as "I fall to Pieces", "Make the World Go Away", "He's Got You" and many more. He did have some minor hits as a singer for Monument Records, and RCA, but it became clear that his calling was as a songwriter.
Hank Cochran was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1974.and was in the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. In 2009, this fabulous songwriter was recognized by B.M.I. for his six-decade long career of hits.
"I recorded a lot of his songs,..
He was a great songwriter and a great friend, so it's a double loss for me."
Hank died at his home in Hendersonville north of Nashville, he was 74
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