Hank Cochran Passes
July 15, 2010 at 10:53 AM (PT)
Country music has suffered a terrific loss with the passing of the great songwriter HANK COCHRAN, who passed away today, JULY 15th, to pancreatic cancer. COCHRAN, who would have turned 75 this AUGUST penned Country classics such as: Make the World Go Away,” “I Fall To Pieces,” “Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me,” “The Chair” and “Miami, My Amy," and many more.
Last night (07/14), JAMEY JOHNSON, BILLY RAY CYRUS and BUDDY CANNON visited HANK to sing songs with him, and this morning he was surrounded by family and friends at his HENDERSONVILLE, TN home. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, they request those wishing to honor Hank make donations to the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION. For info visit http://www.nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com.
COCHRAN was inducted into the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME in 1974 by a unanimous vote, the only time that has ever happened. His songs have been recorded by the likes of LINDA RONSTADT, ELVIS COSTELLO, CHET ATKINS, BING CROSBY, EDDY ARNOLD, ELVIS PRESLEY, FRANK SINATRA, and so many more.
Funeral arrangements have not been finalized yet.