Songwriting Genius Hank Cochran Passes Away
Another country music great has left us. Hank Cochran lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74 years old. This year was tough on Hank, not only did he have intermittent battles with cancer, but also had an aortic aneurysm the size of a grapefruit removed in April. Hank Cochran will go down as a country legend, and an expert songsmith. He wrote or co-wrote such classics as Eddy Arnold’s “Make The World Go Away,” George Strait’s “The Chair,” and “I Fall To Pieces.” Whatever Music Row threw at him, he adapted to the changing times. Whether it was Honky Tonk or the Nashville Sound, he catered his songwriting to fit that particular sound. He will be missed.