Hank Cochran life and biography

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Hank Cochran biography

Date of birth : 1935-08-02
Date of death : 2010-07-15
Birthplace : Isola, Mississippi, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-17
Credited as : Country music singer, and songwriter,

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Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran was an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting in the 1960s, Cochran has been a prolific songwriter in the genre, including major hits by Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Eddy Arnold and others. Cochran was also a recording artist between 1962 and 1980, charting seven times on the Billboard country charts, with his highest solo peak being the #20 "Sally Was a Good Old Girl."

Nashville songwriter Hank Cochran penned dozens of country hits during the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, including "I Fall to Pieces" (Patsy Cline), "The Chair" (George Strait), "Don't Touch Me" (Jeannie Seely), "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurtin' Me?" (Ray Price and Ronnie Milsap), "It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)" (Merle Haggard), "Make the World Go Away" (Eddy Arnold), and "She's Got You" (Cline again). Cochran balanced music and lyric chores evenly when writing co-compositions with Nashville legends like Harlan Howard, Vern Gosdin and Dean Dillon. He died July 15, 2010, at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., from pancreatic cancer at the age of 74.

Some notable artists who have recorded his songs include:
* Eddy Arnold
* Patsy Cline
* Natalie Cole
* Elvis Costello
* Bing Crosby
* Ella Fitzgerald
* Mickey Gilley
* Vern Gosdin
* Merle Haggard
* Emmylou Harris
* Rebecca Lynn Howard
* Burl Ives
* George Jones
* Norah Jones
* Loretta Lynn
* Henry Mancini
* Dean Martin
* Reba McEntire
* Ronnie Milsap
* Brad Paisley
* Johnny Paycheck
* Elvis Presley
* Ray Price
* Jim Reeves
* Linda Ronstadt
* Dinah Shore
* Nancy Sinatra
* George Strait
* Hank Williams Jr
* Lee Ann Womack

1965 Hits from the Heart ; Going on Training
1968 The Heart of Hank
1978 With a Little Help from My Friends
1980 Make the World Go Away

1962 "Sally Was a Good Old Girl" ; "I'd Fight the World"
1963 "A Good Country Song"
1967 "All of Me Belongs to You"
1978 "Willie" ; "Ain't Life Hell" (with Willie Nelson)
1980 "A Little Bitty Tear" (with Willie Nelson)

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