Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran (born August 2, 1935 in Isola, Mississippi) is an Americancountry music singer and songwriter. August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Isola is a town in Humphreys County, Mississippi. ... Country music, once known as country and western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ...
He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1960 and in 1961 teamed up with Harlan Howard to write "I Fall to Pieces" that became a major hit for Patsy Cline. Downtown Nashville at dusk, viewed from the Gateway Bridge Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Harlan Perry Howard (September 8, 1927 - March 3, 2002) is an American Hall of Fame country music songwriter. ... Patsy Cline, (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer. ...
In 1974 Hank Cochran was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. ...
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In 1957, Cochran had his first hit, "Sittin' in the Balcony," one of the few songs he recorded that was written by another songwriter (John D. Loudermilk).
Cochran's brief career included only a few more hits, such as "C'mon Everybody," "Somethin' Else," "My Way," "Weekend," "Nervous Breakdown," and his posthumous UK number one hit "Three Steps to Heaven." Cochran is also known for his favorite instrument, the Gretsch 6120 electric guitar.
Cochran was a prolific performer, and the British Label Rockstar Records had released more of his music posthumously than had been released during his life.
Hank's also had a formidable recording career of his own, from recording with rocker Eddie Cochran (no relation, although they billed themselves as "The Cochran Brothers"), and then going on his own as a country artist.
Hank proves he remains a writer of real country, music ripped from the heart's blood to burn into the soul, with each of the songs he has penned on this album.
Hank closes out the disc with the title track, "Livin' For A Song," which is perhaps an autobiographical tale, the story of the hard life of a songwriter, and how it feels to put your feelings to music.
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