Hank Cochran

Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran (b. August 2 1935, Isola, Mississippi) is an American country music singer and songwriter.

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.

In 1974 Hank Cochran was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Cochran wrote several hit songs sung by Burl Ives ("A Little Bitty Tear", "It's Just My Funny Way of Laughin'", "The Same Old Hurt"). He also wrote songs for Eddy Arnold ("Make the World Go Away", "I Want to Go with You"), George Strait ("Ocean Front Property"), Merle Haggard ("It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)"), and Mickey Gilley ("That's All That Matters").

He also wrote "She's Got You" which was also a major hit for Patsy Cline and was covered by others.


  • Oermann, Robert K. (1998). "Hank Cochran". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 101-2.
  • Official website

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