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article imageHank Cochran's family launches The Pen Fund in his honor

By Markos Papadatos     May 22, 2015 in Music
The family of the late Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Cochran has launched The Pen Fund in his memory to help songwriters battling pancreatic cancer.
This new project will be in juxtaposition with the Nashville-based non-profit organization, The Nikki Mitchell Foundation. The late songwriter's widow, Suzi Cochran, and his daughter, Booth Calder, hope The Pen Fund will aid songwriters with pancreatic cancer, and subsequently raise awareness of the disease.
"Hank loved songwriting, and he loved other songwriters," Booth Calder, who is also the co-founder of The Pen Fund, remarked in a press release.
Calder added he passed on that love for songwriting to her, and he gave her an "incredible drive" to help others, hence she is involved in this significant project.
Throughout his illustrious career in songwriting, Cochran has written thousands of songs, and he has garnered over 40 industry awards in both the country and pop music genres. In 1975, Hank was the sole songwriter to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and with a unanimous vote.
In the 1960s, Cochran secured five songs in Billboard's Top 10 list. In 2003, three of his musical compositions, such as Patsy Cline's "I Fall To Pieces," George Strait's "The Chair" and Eddy Arnold's "Make The World Go Away," were all featured in CMT's "100 Greatest Songs of Country Music."
For more information on The Pen Fun, check out its official website.
To learn more about Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Cochran and his musical legacy, check out his homepage.
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