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article imageHank Cochran headed to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 7, 2014 in Music
Later this year, the late country legend Hank Cochran will be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
His career in the country genre exceeded five decades, and his classic hits include such noteworthy tunes as "I Fall To Pieces" and "Make The World Go Away," which have been recorded by over 100 diverse artists. The singers that have covered his songs include Merle Haggard, Ella Fitzgerald, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Ray Price, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Reba McEntire, Bing Crosby, Patsy Cline, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, among countless others.
A Mississippi native, Cochran was one of the most consistent and prolific songwriters in country history, especially since he wrote 29 Top 10 hits over a 30-year span.
His highest charting song "Sally Was a Good Old Girl" was a Top 20 hit on country radio.
He passed away on July 15, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Two years later, in October of 2012, country singer Jamey Johnson released a tribute album in his memory Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, which featured collaborations with some of the greatest names in the genre, all of which paid tribute to their songwriting hero, Cochran. It went on to garner a Grammy nomination, proving that Cochran's recordings are timeless.
To learn more about the legacy of country musician Hank Cochran, visit his website.
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