Saturday, July 17, 2010

Songwriter Hank Cochran Has Died At Age 78

Country songwriter Hank Cochran, best known for the Patsy Cline hits "I Fall To Pieces" and "She's Got You," Burl Ives' "Funny Way Of Laughin'" and "Little Bitty Tear" and for the Timi Yuro/Eddy Arnold song, "Make The World Go away," died Thursday (July 15) on pancreatic cancer at his home in suburban Nashville. He was 78. At one time, Hank was married to country star Jeannie Seely, for whom he wrote the country hit, "Don't Touch Me." He also performed for awhile with singer Eddie Cochran (no relation) as the Cochran Brothers. Hank also had a country hit of his own with his tune "Sally Was A Good Old Girl." The Isola, Mississippi native was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.