• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2008, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Hank Cochran, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 15 January 2008.



Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Hank Cochran who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Sean Brady would also wish to express a special 'thank you' to Martha Moore at So Much Moore; without her kindness, this quote from Hank Cochran would not have been possible.

Hank Cochran
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 15 January 2008.

'Gene Watson is one of the greatest country singers, period.

First time I heard Gene's version of 'Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me', it was good enough for me to pick up the phone and call him in Europe just to thank him.



In fact, I am really excited about the entire CD, 'In a Perfect World' (Shanchie Records, 2007)'.

Thank you, Hank Cochran, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Hank Cochran...



Hank Cochran is deservedly known as 'The Legend' and when you consider the roll-call of country music song titles that he has written, or co-written, it is very easy to see why.

On any given day, in one of Nashville's myriad of recording studios, there is likely to be an artist recording a song written by Hank Cochran.

And what a catalogue of songs they are!  'I Fall to Pieces', 'She's Got You', 'Make The World Go Away', 'A Little Bitty Tear', 'The Chair', 'Don't Touch Me' and 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' are just a number of songs that Hank Cochran has written.

Hank Cochran was born Garland Perry Cochran on Friday 2 August 1935 in Isola, Mississippi.  By the time he was ten years old, Hank Cochran was playing guitar and singing in church.

Like many youngsters, he tuned into The Grand Ole Opry on radio in order to receive musical inspiration.  After completing school, Hank Cochran moved to New Mexico, working in the oilfields during the mid-1950s and eventually made his way to California, where he began entertaining in small clubs.

In 1954, Hank Cochran and Eddie Cochran (Monday 3 October 1938 - Sunday 17 April 1960) (no relation) formed a duo, The Cochran Brothers, initially recording country music material but later switching to rock music after watching Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) perform in Dallas.

Hank Cochran and Eddie Cochran appeared on 'Town Hall Party' on KTTV and toured with country music legend Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975).  The Cochrans went their separate ways in 1956 when Hank Cochran joined the California Hayride television show in Stockton.

Eddie Cochran found stardom in rock 'n' roll, albeit briefly; he enjoyed a number of hit songs which have gone on to influence a generation, namely 'Twenty Flight Rock', Summertime Blues', C'mon Everybody', 'Somethin' Else' and 'Three Steps to Heaven'.

Eddie Cochran died at St. Martin's Hospital in Bath, England at 4:10pm on Sunday 17 April 1960, following a traffic accident in Chippenham in Wiltshire the previous night at 11:50pm; Eddie Cochran was just twenty-one years old.

In January 1960, Hank Cochran arrived in Nashville and immediately began working with Pamper Music for a mere $50 a week.  As well as his duties as a songwriter, Hank Cochran also helped the company to sign other artists, acquire songs and get them recorded.

Among the artists which Hank Cochran brought to the company's payroll was Willie Nelson.  Hank Cochran even gave up the opportunity to become a recording artist with Liberty Records so that they could sign Willie Nelson first.  Eventually Liberty Records signed Hank Cochran as a recording artist in his own right.

 

In April 1961, Hank Cochran became a full-time songwriter with the release of 'I Fall to Pieces', a track which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002).

'I Fall to Pieces' was a No.1 Billboard country music hit single for Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) in 1961; the track was included on Patsy Cline's 'Showcase' (Decca Records, 1961).

Hank Cochran recorded 'I Fall to Pieces' in 1965 and included the track on 'Hits From The Heart' (RCA Victor Records, 1965).



It wasn't long before Hank Cochran found himself playing guitar with Justin Tubb (Tuesday 20 August 1935 - Saturday 24 January 1998) on The Grand Ole Opry, touring with Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), scoring his first hit as a recording artist with the Billboard Top 20 hit single 'Sally was a Good Old Girl' and earning three BMI Awards for songs he'd written on his own.

'Sally was a Good Old Girl' was included on Hank Cochran's 'Going on Training' (RCA Victor Records, 1965).

Hank Cochran also became a co-owner, along with Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), of Pamper Music, which was eventually acquired by the Sony / ATV Tree Organisation in 1989.



In January 1965, Hank Cochran saw the release of 'Hits From The Heart' (RCA Victor Records, 1965), which included the following tracks:

'I'd Fight The World' (No.23, 1965)
'Little Bitty Tear'
'You Comb Her Hair'
'Go on Home'
'Same Old Hurt'
'I Fall to Pieces'
'Just For The Record'
'Funny Way of Laughin'
'Make The World Go Away'
'Why Can't She Be You'
'Tears Broke Out on Me'
'He's Got You'



In October 1965, Hank Cochran saw the release of 'Going in Training' (RCA Victor Records, 1965), which included the following tracks:

'Sally was a Good Ole Girl' (No.20, 1965)
'I Want to Go with You'
'What Did I Do Wrong'
'You Kept Me Awake Last Night'
'I Ever Saw'
'What Any Fool Would Do'
'Who's Gonna'
'Little Folks'
'I'm Worried about Me'
'Jeannie's Waiting'
'Going in Training'
'Not That I Care'

In January 1968, Hank Cochran saw the release of 'Heart of Hank' (Monument Records, 1968), which included the following tracks:

'Has Anybody Seen Me Lately'
'Happy Goodbye'
'I Woke Up'
'Just for the Record'
'Tootsie's Orchid Lounge'
'I Just Burned a Dream'
'Yesterday's Memories'
'All of Me Belongs to You' (No.70, 1968)
'When You Gotta Go'
'It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy'
'Speak Well of Me (to The Kids)'
'Somewhere in My Dreams'

Hank Cochran's 'Heart of Hank' (Monument Records, 1968) reached No.41 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1968.



In 1974, Hank Cochran was inducted into Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame.



In August 1978, Hank Cochran saw the release of 'With a Little Help from My Friends' (Capitol Records, 1978), which included the following tracks:

'Willie' (No.91, 1978)
'Heaven is a Drink of Wine'
'Whatcha Think about That'
'I'm Behind The Bottle'
'Am I Gonna Have to Burn Atlanta Down'
'Ain't Life Hell' (No.77, 1978)
'Uphill All The Way'
'He Ain't Country'
'I'm Going with You This Time'
'Too Late'



In November 1980, Hank Cochran saw the release of 'Make The World Go Away' (Elektra Records, 1980), which included the following tracks:

'I Don't Do Windows'
'Make The World Go Away'
'He's Got You'
'You Comb Her Hair'
'Angel Flying Too Close to The Ground'
'Little Bitty Tear' (No.57, 1980)
'A-11'
'Sally was a Good Ole Girl'
'Love Makes a Fool of Us All'
'I Fall to Pieces'



Hank Cochran was married to Jeannie Seely between 1969 and 1979 and he encouraged her to move to Nashville in 1965, where she became a writer for Tree International Music. Jeannie Seely also signed with Monument Records and had an instant hit with Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' in 1966, which was included on 'The Seely Way' (Monument Records, 1966).



Jeannie Seely & Hank Cochran

The list of artists who have recorded Hank Cochran's songs reads like a musician's encyclopaedia and includes the following impressive list:

Lynn Anderson (Friday 26 September 1947 - Thursday 30 July 2015)
Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013)
Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008)
Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 - Saturday 30 June 2001)
Tracy Byrd
Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003)
Elvis Costello
Bing Crosby (Sunday 3 May 1903 - Friday 14 October 1977)
Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003)
Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009)
Ty Herndon
Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
Emmylou Harris
Sonny James (Wednesday 1 May 1929 - Monday 22 February 2016)
Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002)
Tom Jones
Loretta Lynn
Dean Martin (Thursday 7 June 1917 - Monday 25 December 1995)
Reba McEntire
Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006)
Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977)
LeAnn Rimes
Linda Ronstadt
Nancy Sinatra
George Strait
Crystal Gayle
Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984)
Lee Ann Womack


Interestingly, Hank Cochran has been quoted as saying that, despite the large number of songs which he has written, his favourite is 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' ('It's my favourite because it can still cut me up just like the day I wrote it').

'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' was a No.1 country hit for Ronnie Milsap in March 1989, but it has also been recorded by Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Willie Nelson, Jeannie Seely, Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003), Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) and Bobby Bare.

Here is a list of some of Hank Cochran's song-writing achievements - prepare to be amazed!



During his time recording for Columbia Records, between 1957 and September 1966, Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I've Been Busy'; this track, which remained 'lost' for a number of years until being discovered in 1998, was subsequently included on 'Out Behind The Barn' (Bear Family Records, 1998).



Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Showcase' (Decca Records, 1961); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in August 1961.



Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 – Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'The Young Approach' (Capitol Records, 1961).



Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 – Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Can't Find The Time' (co-written with Willie Nelson) and included the track on 'The Young Approach' (Capitol Records, 1961).



The Wilburn Brothers - Doyle Wilburn (Monday 7 July 1930 - Saturday 16 October 1982) and Teddy Wilburn (Monday 30 November 1931 - Monday 24 November 2003) - recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'City Limits' (Decca Records, 1962).



Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) recorded Hank Cochran's 'She's Got You' and included the track on 'Sentimentally Yours' (Decca Records, 1962); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for five weeks in March / April 1962.



Ferlin Husky (Thursday 3 December 1925 - Thursday 17 March 2011) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Some of My Favourites' (Capitol Records, 1962).



Jim Reeves (Monday 20 August 1923 – Friday 31 July 1964) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'A Touch of Velvet' (RCA Records, 1962).



Dickey Lee recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bitty Tear' and included the track on his debut album, 'The Tale of Patches' (Smash Records, 1962).



Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007) & Skeeter Davis (Wednesday 30 December 1931 - Sunday 19 September 2004) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bitty Tear', and included the track on 'Porter Wagoner & Skeeter Davis Sing Duets' (RCA Records, 1962).



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bitty Tear' and included the track on 'George Jones Sings The Hits of His Country Cousins' (United Artists Records, 1962).



Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Still in Town', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'I Walk The Line' (Columbia Records, 1962).



Jim Reeves (Monday 20 August 1923 - Friday 31 July 1964) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'd Fight The World', which was co-written with Joe Allison (Friday 3 October 1924 - Friday 2 August 2002), and included the track on 'Gentleman Jim' (RCA Records, 1963).



Bobby Bare recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'd Fight The World', which was co-written with Joe Allison (Friday 3 October 1924 - Friday 2 August 2002), and included the track on 'Detroit City' (RCA Records, 1963).



Webb Pierce (Monday 8 August 1921 - Sunday 24 February 1991) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bitty Tear' and included the track on 'I've Got a New Heartache' (Decca Records, 1963).



Hawkshaw Hawkins (Thursday 22 December 1921 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) recorded Hank Cochran's 'My Story' and included the track on 'The Great Hawkshaw Hawkins' (Harmony Records, 1963).



Bobby Bare recorded Hank Cochran's 'What Kind of Bird is That' and included the track on '500 Miles Away from Home' (RCA Records, 1963).

Timi Yuro (Sunday 4 August 1940 - Tuesday 30 March 2004) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Make The World Go Away' (Liberty Records, 1963); the track reached No.24 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1963, and No.8 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1963.



In 1963, Mac Wiseman recorded Hank Cochran's 'Your Best Friend & Me' as a non-album single; the track reached No.12 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1963.



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'You Comb Her Hair', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'George Jones Sings More New Favourites' (United Artists Records, 1964).



Kitty Wells (Saturday 30 August 1919 - Monday 16 July 2012) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Especially for You' (Decca Records, 1964).



Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006) & His Buckaroos recorded Hank Cochran's 'A-11' and included the track on 'Together Again / My Heart Skips a Beat' (Capitol Records, 1964).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bitty Tear' and included the track on 'Sometimes I'm Happy, Sometimes I'm Blue' (RCA Records, 1964).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Pop Hits from The Country Side' (RCA Records, 1964).



On Thursday 2 July 1964, Jim Reeves (Monday 20 August 1923 - Friday 31 July 1964) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away'; the track was subsequently included on 'The Jim Reeves Way' (RCA Records, 1965).



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bitty Tear' and included the track on 'Trouble in Mind' (United Artists Records, 1965).

 

Connie Smith recorded Hank Cochran's 'Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home' (co-written with Willie Nelson) and included the track on 'Connie Smith' (RCA Victor Records, 1965).

On Monday 27 March 2006, England's Hux Records released Connie Smith's 'Connie Smith' (RCA Victor Records, 1965), along with 'Cute 'n' Country' (RCA Victor Records, 1965) as a special 2-for-1 CD set (HUX 076).



Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 - Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Mama, You'd Have Been Proud of Me' and included the track on 'Here Comes My Baby' (RCA Victor Records, 1965).



Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'That's All That Matters' and included the track on 'Burning Memories' (Columbia Records, 1965); the track reached No.34 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1965.



Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Burning Memories' (Columbia Records, 1965); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1965.



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'My World' (RCA Records, 1965); the track reached No.1 on the Billboard country music charts in 1965, and No.6 on the Billboard pop music singles chart in 1965.



Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces' (co-written with Harlan Howard) and included the track on 'All Time Favourite Country Songwriter' (Monument Records, 1965).



Roy Drusky (Sunday 22 June 1930 - Thursday 23 September 2004) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Country Song Express' (Mercury Records, 1966).



Kitty Wells (Saturday 30 August 1919 - Monday 16 July 2012) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Want to Go with You' and included the track on 'Country All The Way' (Decca Records, 1966).



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) & Melba Montgomery recorded Hank Cochran's 'You Comb Her Hair', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (United Artists Records, 1966).



Wilma Burgess (Sunday 11 June 1939 - Tuesday 26 August 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'Don't Touch Me' (Decca Records, 1966); the track reached No.12 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1966.



Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 - Thursday 11 June 2015) recorded Hank Cochran's 'You Comb Her Hair', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Alone with You' (RCA Records, 1966).



Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'm a Long Way from Home' and included the track on 'Nashville Rebel' (RCA Records, 1966).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'The Seely Style' (Monument Records, 1966); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1966, and No.85 on the Billboard pop music singles chart in 1966.



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'The Seely Style' (Monument Records, 1966).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's Only Love' and included the track on 'The Seely Style' (Monument Records, 1966).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Then Go Home to Her' (co-written with Jeannie Seely) and included the track on 'The Seely Style' (Monument Records, 1966).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home' (co-written with Willie Nelson) and included the track on 'The Seely Style' (Monument Records, 1966).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'You Don't Have Time For Me' and included the track on 'The Seely Style' (Monument Records, 1966).



Jimmy Dean (Friday 10 August 1928 - Sunday 13 June 2010) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'The Big Ones' (Columbia Records, 1966).



Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'The Other Woman' (Columbia Records, 1966); the track reached No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1966.



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Want to Go with You' and included the track on 'I Want to Go with You' (RCA Records, 1966); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country singles chart in 1966, and No.36 on the Billboard pop music singles chart in 1966.



Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'With Spanish Guitars' (RCA Records, 1966).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'The Last Word in Lonesome is Me' (RCA Victor Records, 1966).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's Only Love' and included the track on 'Somebody Like Me' (RCA Records, 1966).



Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'Great Country Songs' (RCA Records, 1966).



Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'Another Bridge to Burn' (Columbia Records, 1966).



Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'm a Long Way from Home' and included the track on 'Confessions of a Broken Man' (RCA Records, 1966).



Roy Drusky (Sunday 22 June 1930 - Thursday 23 September 2004) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'In a New Dimension' (Mercury Records, 1966).



Jean Shepard (Tuesday 21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016) & Ray Pillow recorded Hank Cochran's 'Willingly' and included the track on 'I'll Take The Dog' (Capitol Records, 1966).



Jean Shepard (Tuesday 21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016) & Ray Pillow recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'd Fight The World', which was co-written with Joe Allison (Friday 3 October 1924 - Friday 2 August 2002), and included the track on 'I'll Take The Dog' (Capitol Records, 1966).



Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'You Comb Her Hair', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Happiness is You' (Columbia Records, 1966).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'There Goes My Everything' (Decca Records, 1966).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'There Goes My Everything' (Decca Records, 1966).



Loretta Lynn recorded Hank Cochran's 'Gift of The Blues' and included the track on 'Country Christmas' (Decca Records, 1966).



Johnny Carver recorded Hank Cochran's 'Jeannie's Waiting' and included the track on 'Really Country' (Imperial Records, 1967).



Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 - Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'With All My Heart & Soul' (RCA Records, 1967).



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad' (Epic Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Wanderin' Man' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bitty Tear' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Funny Way of Laughing' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'm a Long Way from Home' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Everything I Had Going for Me (is gone)' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'These Memories' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Want to Go with You' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Someone's Waiting' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Lie a Lot' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Me Today & Her Tomorrow' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Thanks Hank' (RCA Records, 1967).



Roy Drusky (Sunday 22 June 1930 - Thursday 23 September 2004) recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's Only Love' and included the track on 'Now (is a lonely time)' (Mercury Records, 1967).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'He's Got You' and included the track on 'Lonely Again' (RCA Records, 1967).



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Loneliness is Eatin' Me Alive' and included the track on 'Branded Man' (Capitol Records, 1967).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'll Love You More' and included the track on 'Turn The World Around' (RCA Records, 1967).



Jimmy Dean (Friday 10 August 1928 - Sunday 13 June 2010) recorded Hank Cochran's 'You're Not Home Yet' and included the track on 'Most Richly Blessed' (RCA Records, 1967).



Bill Anderson & Jan Howard recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'd Fight The World', which was co-written with Joe Allison (Friday 3 October 1924 - Friday 2 August 2002), and included the track on 'For Loving You' (Decca Records, 1967).



Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Country Soul' (Little Darlin' Records, 1968).



Glen Campbell recorded Hank Cochran's 'That's All That Matters' and included the track on 'Hey Little One' (Capitol Records, 1968).



Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'A-11' and included the track on 'Greatest Hits' (Little Darlin' Records, 1968); the track reached No.26 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1968.



Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015) recorded Hank Cochran's 'It Didn't Take Me Long' and included the track on 'Little Jimmy Dickens Sings' (Decca Records, 1968).



Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Hank Cochran's 'You'll Think of Me' and included the track on 'Only The Greatest' (RCA Records, 1968).



Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 - Thursday 11 June 2015) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Funny Way of Laughing' and included the track on 'Country's Best on Record' (RCA Records, 1968).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'll Love You More' and included the track on 'You Are My Treasure' (Decca Records, 1968).



Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'm Doing This For You' and included the track on 'Jewels' (RCA Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'll Love You More (than you need)' and included the track on 'I'll Love You More' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'd Be Just as Lonely There' and included the track on 'I'll Love You More' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'When It's Over' and included the track on 'I'll Love You More' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Your Way, My Way' and included the track on 'I'll Love You More' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Unfair' (co-written with Chuck Howard) and included the track on 'I'll Love You More' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'You Changed Everything about Me but My Name' (co-written with Jeannie Seely) and included the track on 'I'll Love You More' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Welcome Home to Nothing' and included the track on 'Little Things' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Unfair' (co-written with Chuck Howard) and included the track on 'Little Things' (Monument Records, 1968).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Leave Me Alone' and included the track on 'Little Things' (Monument Records, 1968).



Sonny James (Wednesday 1 May 1929 - Monday 22 February 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Born to Be with You' (Capitol Records, 1968).



Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Still in Town', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'The Old Golden Throat' (CBS Records, 1968).



Jody Miller recorded Hank Cochran's 'Over The Edge' and included the track on 'The Nashville Sound of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1968).



Jody Miller recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'The Nashville Sound of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1968).



Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 - Wednesday 24 August 1988) recorded Hank Cochran's 'That's All That Matters' and included the track on 'Stuckey Style' (Paula Records, 1969).

• Ann M. Stuckey submitted a 'Peer's Quote' about Gene Watson on Saturday 25 January 2014



Cal Smith (Thursday 7 April 1932 - Thursday 10 October 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Don't Get No Better Without You' and included the track on 'It Takes Me All Night Long' (Kapp Records, 1969).



Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007) recorded Hank Cochran's 'World Needs a Washing' (co-written with Buck Trent) and included the track on 'Carroll County Accident' (RCA Records, 1969).



Lynn Anderson (Friday 26 September 1947 - Thursday 30 July 2015) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Songs That Made Country Girls Famous' (Chart Records, 1969).



Lynn Anderson recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'Songs That Made Country Girls Famous' (Chart Records, 1969).



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Montego Bay' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'A Portrait of Merle Haggard' (Capitol Records, 1969).



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Who Do I Know in Dallas' (co-written with Willie Nelson) and included the track on 'A Portrait of Merle Haggard' (Capitol Records, 1969).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Just Enough to Start Me Dreaming' and included the track on 'Statue of a Fool' (Decca Records, 1969).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Montego Bay' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'Statue of a Fool' (Decca Records, 1969).



Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bitty Tear' and included the track on 'All Time Country Gold' (RCA Records, 1969).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Just Enough to Start Me Dreaming' and included the track on 'Jeannie Seely' (Decca Records, 1969).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'So was He' and included the track on 'Jeannie Seely' (Decca Records, 1969).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'How Big a Fire' and included the track on 'Jeannie Seely' (Decca Records, 1969).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'll Be Better Off', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Jeannie Seely' (Decca Records, 1969).



Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 - Wednesday 24 August 1988) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'Keep 'Em Country' (RCA Victor Records, 1969).

Ann M. Stuckey submitted a 'Peer's Quote' about Gene Watson on Saturday 25 January 2014



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Just Enough to Start Me Dreaming' and included the track on 'Love & Guitars' (RCA Records, 1970).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Wish I Didn't Have to Miss You', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely' (Decca Records, 1970); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1970.



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Willingly' and included the track on 'Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely' (Decca Records, 1970).



Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 - Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's Dawned on Me You're Gone', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Country & West' (RCA Records, 1970).



Jimmy Dean (Friday 10 August 1928 - Sunday 13 June 2010) & Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 - Wednesday 4 September 1991) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Wish I Didn't Have to Miss You', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Country Boy & Country Girl' (RCA Records, 1970).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Out Loud' and included the track on 'Please Be My New Love' (Decca Records, 1970).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'm Afraid I Lied', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Please Be My New Love' (Decca Records, 1970).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'You Wouldn't Know Love', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Please Be My New Love' (Decca Records, 1970).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Please Be My New Love' and included the track on 'Please Be My New Love' (Decca Records, 1970).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Have You Found it Yet', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Please Be My New Love' (Decca Records, 1970).



Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'What Kind of Bird is That' and included the track on 'Please Be My New Love' (Decca Records, 1970).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Lord is That Me' (Decca Records, 1970).



Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Montego Bay' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'Great Gibson' (RCA Records, 1970).



Roy Clark recorded Hank Cochran's 'Since December' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'I Never Picked Cotton' (Dot Records, 1970).



Roy Clark recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'll Take The Time' and included the track on 'Roy Clark Country' (Dot Records, 1970).



Roy Clark recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'The Incredible Roy Clark' (Dot Records, 1971).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Something Unseen' and included the track on 'There's a Whole Lot about a Woman' (Decca Records, 1971).



Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'I Wonder What She'll Think about Me Leaving' (Decca Records, 1971).



Bobby Bare recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'I Need Some Good News Bad' (Mercury Records, 1971).



Sonny James (Wednesday 1 May 1929 - Monday 22 February 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Roses are Red' (Hilltop Records, 1971).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Satisfaction', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Greene Country' (Decca Records, 1971).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'From Here on Out', which was co-written with Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006) and included the track on 'Greene Country' (Decca Records, 1971).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Hanging Over Me', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Greene Country' (Decca Records, 1971).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'm Afraid I Lied', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Greene Country' (Decca Records, 1971).

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old)' (RCA Records, 1971).



Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'll Take The Time' and included the track on 'It's Four in The Morning' (Mercury Records, 1972).



Chris LeDoux (Saturday 2 October 1948 - Wednesday 9 March 2005) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Colorado', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Songs of Rodeo Life' (Lucky Man Records, 1972).



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's not Love, but it's not Bad' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'It's Not Love, But It's Not Bad' (Capitol Records, 1972); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in November 1972.



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'd Never Told on You' and included the track on 'It's Not Love, But It's Not Bad' (Capitol Records, 1972).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'We Know an Ending' and included the track on 'Two For The Show' (Decca Records, 1972).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'You're Heavy on My Mind Today' and included the track on 'Two For The Show' (Decca Records, 1972).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'What in The World Has Gone Wrong with Our Love' (co-written with Johnny Slate) and included the track on 'Two For The Show' (Decca Records, 1972).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'We Found it in Each Other's Arms', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Two For The Show' (Decca Records, 1972).



Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 - Thursday 15 March 2013) & Jeannie Seely recorded Hank Cochran's 'Whiskey Dirt', which was co-written with Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Two For The Show' (Decca Records, 1972).



Jean Shepard (21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's Not Love (but it's not bad)' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'Slippin' Away' (United Artists Records, 1973).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'The World of Eddy Arnold' (RCA Victor Records, 1973).



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'You're The Only Girl in the Game' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'If We Make It Through December' (Capitol Records, 1974).



Cal Smith (Thursday 7 April 1932 - Thursday 10 October 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Jesus is a Good Ole Boy', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Country Bumpkin' (MCA Records, 1974).



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'She'll Love The One She's With' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'The Grand Tour' (Epic Records, 1974).



Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Way I'm Needing You' (co-written with Jane Kinsey) and included the track on 'Good 'n' Country' (MCA Records, 1974).

Donny Osmond & Marie Osmond recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Make The World Go Away' (MGM Records, 1975); the track reached No.71 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1975, and also reached No.44 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1975.

Donny Osmond & Marie Osmond's rendition of Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' also reached No.31 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1975.



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Billy Ray Wrote a Song' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'The Battle' (Epic Records, 1976).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded Hank Cochran's 'We Found it in Each Other's Arms', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Eddy' (RCA Victor Records, 1976).



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Know an Ending When it Comes' and included the track on 'It's All in The Movies' (Capitol Records, 1976).

 

Gene Watson recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fell Apart' and included the track on 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976).

On Monday 26 September 2005, England's Hux Records released Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976), along with 'Beautiful Country' (Capitol Records, 1978), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.



Reba McEntire recorded Hank Cochran's 'Why Can't He be You' and included the track on 'Reba McEntire' (Mercury Records, 1977).



Loretta Lynn recorded Hank Cochran's 'She's Got You' and included the track on 'I Remember Patsy' (MCA Records, 1977); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in April 1977.

 

Gene Watson recorded Hank Cochran's 'He Little Thinged Her out of My Arms' and included the track on 'Beautiful Country' (Capitol Records, 1977).

On Monday 26 September 2005, England's Hux Records released Gene Watson's 'Beautiful Country' (Capitol Records, 1978), along with 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.



Willie Nelson & Hank Cochran recorded Hank Cochran's 'Ain't Life Hell'; the track reached No.77 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978.



Mel Street (Saturday 21 October 1933 - Saturday 21 October 1978) recorded Hank Cochran's '(When Your Phone Don't Ring) It'll Be Me' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'Mel Street' (Mercury Records, 1978).



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's '(When Your Phone Don't Ring) It'll Be Me' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'Bartender's Blues' (Epic Records, 1978).



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall' (MCA Records, 1978).



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Life of a Rodeo Cowboy' (co-written with Jeannie Seely) and included the track on 'I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall' (MCA Records, 1978).



Con Hunley recorded Hank Cochran's 'That's All That Matters to me' and included the track on 'No Limit' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979).



Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) & Loretta Lynn recorded Hank Cochran's 'That's All That Matters' and included the track on 'Diamond Duet' (Decca Records, 1979).



T.G. Sheppard recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'Smooth Sailing' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980).



Mickey Gilley recorded Hank Cochran's 'That's All That Matters' and included the track on 'That's All That Matters' (Epic Records, 1980); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in December 1980.



Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 - Wednesday 14 December 2011) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Only The Hits' (Liberty Records, 1981).



Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) & Willie Nelson recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'San Antonio Rose' (Columbia Records, 1980); the track reached No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981.



Chris LeDoux (Saturday 2 October 1948 - Wednesday 9 March 2005) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Life of a Rodeo Cowboy' (co-written with Jeannie Seely) and included the track on 'Old Cowboy Heroes' (ACS Records, 1981).



On Tuesday 23 October 1981, Elvis Costello & The Attractions saw the release of 'Almost Blue' (United Kingdom: F-Beat Records, 1981 / United States: Columbia Records, 1981), which was produced by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015).

A re-issue, on Demon Records / Rykodisc Records, on Tuesday 30 August 1994, of Elvis Costello & The Attractions' 'Almost Blue' (United Kingdom: F-Beat Records, 1981 / United States: Columbia Records, 1981) included a 'live' recording of Hank Cochran's 'He's Got You'.

A further re-issue, on Rhino Records, on Tuesday 3 August 2004, of Elvis Costello & The Attractions' 'Almost Blue' (United Kingdom: F-Beat Records, 1981 / United States: Columbia Records, 1981) included a 'Lost Session' recording of Hank Cochran's 'He's Got You'.



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Last Boat of The Day', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'That's The Way Love Goes' (Epic Records, 1983).

 

Gene Watson recorded Hank Cochran's 'Speak Well of Me' and included the track on 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983).

Hank Cochran also recorded 'Speak Well of Me' and included the track on 'The Heart of Hank' (Monument Records, 1968), an album which was re-issued by Koch Records as 'The Heart of Hank: The Monument Sessions' (Koch Records, 2005) in 2005.



George Strait recorded Hank Cochran's 'The Chair' (co-written with Dean Dillon) and included the track on 'Something Special' (MCA Records, 1985); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in December 1985.



Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Miami, My Amy' (co-written with Dean Dillon and Royce Porter) and included the track on 'LA to Miami' (RCA Records, 1986); the track reached No.14 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986.



George Strait recorded Hank Cochran's 'Ocean Front Property' (co-written with Dean Dillon and Royce Porter) and included the track on 'Ocean Front Property' (MCA Records, 1987); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in April 1987.



George Strait recorded Hank Cochran's 'Hot Burning Flames', which was co-written with Wayne Kemp (Sunday 1 June 1941 - Monday 9 March 2015) and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004), and included the track on 'Ocean Front Property' (MCA Records, 1987).



Tanya Tucker recorded Hank Cochran's 'Hope You Find What You're Loving For' (co-written with Dean Dillon) and included the track on 'Love Me Like You Used To' (Capitol Records, 1987).



Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Would These Arms be in Your Way', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) and Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), and included the track on 'Don't Close Your Eyes' (RCA Records, 1988); the track featured harmony vocals from Emmylou Harris and Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), and reached No.36 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.



Janie Fricke recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'Saddle The Wind' (Columbia Records, 1988).

Ricky Van Shelton recorded Hank Cochran's 'He's Got You' and included the track on 'Loving Proof' (Columbia Records, 1988).

Vern Gosdin: 'Chiseled in Stone' (Columbia Records, 1988)

Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Set 'Em Up Joe' (co-written with Vern Gosdin, Dean Dillon and Buddy Cannon) and included the track on 'Chiseled in Stone' (Columbia Records, 1988); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in July 1988.



Ronnie Milsap recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'Stranger Things Have Happened' (RCA Records, 1989); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in March 1989.



Shelby Lynne recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bits & Pieces' (co-written with Dean Dillon) and included the track on 'Sunrise' (Epic Records, 1989); the track reached No.62 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.



Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) & Willie Nelson recorded Hank Cochran's 'Two Old Sidewinders', which was co-written with Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), and included the track on 'Clean Shirt' (Epic Records, 1991).



Clinton Gregory recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Wish it was That Easy Going Home', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'Freeborn Man' (Step One Records, 1992).

Wayne Newton: 'Moods & Memories' (Curb Records, 1992)

Wayne Newton recorded Hank Cochran's 'Little Bits & Pieces' (co-written with Dean Dillon) and included the track on 'Moods & Memories' (Curb Records, 1992).



Crystal Gayle recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Best Always' (Branson Entertainment Records, 1993).



Benny Berry recorded Hank Cochran's 'Heart Don't Start Stopping on Me Now', which was co-written with Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), and included the track on 'When The Trains Still Ran Through Dixie' (Hawk Records, 1993).



Benny Berry recorded Hank Cochran's 'Put Me in Your Pocket', which was co-written with Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), and included the track on 'When The Trains Still Ran Through Dixie' (Hawk Records, 1993).



Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014) recorded Hank Cochran's 'That's Where I Want to Take Our Love' (co-written with Dean Dillon) and included the track on 'Nothin' But Good' (Decca Records, 1994).



Lorrie Morgan recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'War Paint' (BNA Records, 1994).



Bobby Bare recorded Hank Cochran's 'Which One will it Be' and included the track on 'Bobby Bare: Singles: 1959 - 1969' (BMG Records, 1994).



Clinton Gregory recorded Hank Cochran's 'A-11' and included the track on 'Clinton Gregory' (Polydor Records, 1995).



Ty Herndon recorded Hank Cochran's 'Summer was a Bummer' (co-written with Dean Dillon) and included the track on 'What Mattered Most' (Epic Records, 1995).



Daryle Singletary recorded Hank Cochran's 'Would These Arms be in Your Way', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) and Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), and included the track on 'Daryle Singletary' (Giant Records, 1995).



Wade Hayes recorded Hank Cochran's 'Undo The Night' (co-written with Willie Nelson) and included the track on 'On a Good Night' (Columbia Records, 1996).



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'll Give You Something to Drink About', which was co-written with Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004) and Jerry Laseter, and included the track on 'I've Lived to Tell It All' (MCA Records, 1996).



Chris Hillman
 & Herb Pedersen recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's Not Love (but it's not bad)' (co-written with Glenn Martin and included the track on 'Bakersfield Bound' (Sugar Hill Records, 1996).



Gene Watson recorded Hank Cochran's 'A Way to Survive' (co-written with Moneen Carpenter) and included the track on 'A Way to Survive' (Step One Records, 1997).



On Tuesday 11 February 1997, Hank Cochran & Billy Don Burns saw the release of 'Desperate Men: The Legend & The Outlaw' (Small Dog-a-Barkin' Records, 1997), which included the following tracks:

'Desperate Men', which was written by Billy Don Burns, Earl Clark, Hank Cochran and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran and Billy Don Burns
'I Wish it was That Easy Going Home', which was written by Hank Cochran and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran and Billy Don Burns
'Patsy', which was written by Charlie Booth, Billy Don Burns, Hank Cochran and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran
'Memories Cost a Lot' (written by Billy Don Burns and Hank Cochran) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran and Billy Don Burns
'That Old Friend of Mine' (written by Billy Don Burns and Hank Cochran) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran and Billy Don Burns
'Dead or Alive' (written by Charlie Booth, Billy Don Burns and Hank Cochran) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran and Billy Don Burns
'Outlaws at The Cross', which was written by Billy Don Burns and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran, Billy Don Burns and Bruce Channel
'Way to Mexico' (written by Buddy Cannon, Hank Cochran and Steve Kolander) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran
'Diablo's Highway' (written by Billy Don Burns, Hank Cochran and J.W. Younger) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran and Billy Don Burns
'No Shortage of the Blues' (written by Billy Don Burns and Hank Cochran) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran, Billy Don Burns, Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004) and J.W. Younger
'Woman Be Careful' (written by Billy Don Burns and Hank Cochran) / this track featured vocals from Billy Don Burns, Clinton Gregory and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015)
'Outskirts of Desperate' (written by Billy Don Burns) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran and Billy Don Burns
'I'd Better Write it Down' (written by Hank Cochran and Jim Vest) / this  track featured vocals from Hank Cochran
'Brothers of the Music' (written by Billy Don Burns and Hank Cochran) / this track featured vocals from Hank Cochran and Billy Don Burns

Personnel involved in the recording of Hank Cochran & Billy Don Burns' 'Desperate Men: The Legend & The Outlaw' (Small Dog-a-Barkin' Records, 1997) included the following:

Hank Cochran (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Clinton Gregory (acoustic guitar, fiddle, background vocals)
Joe Spivey (acoustic guitar, fiddle)
J.W. Younger and Billy Don Burns (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) (acoustic guitar)
Jerry Laseter (electric guitar, background vocals)
Mike Baker (electric guitar)
Eddie Long and Jim Vest (steel guitar, Dobro)
Owen Bradley (autoharp, piano)
Dale Reno and David Russell (mandolin)
Steve Thomas and Tommy Williams (fiddle)
Scott Walker (harmonica)
Wayne Jackson (horns)
Scott Blackwell and Jeff Armstrong (piano)
Don Wayne Reno (upright bass)
Jeff Walikangas (electric bass)
Billy Sink, Clifford Thompson and Boo Boo McAfee (drums)
Craig Dillingham (background vocals)

Hank Cochran & Billy Don Burns' 'Desperate Men: The Legend & The Outlaw' (Small Dog-a-Barkin' Records, 1997) reached No.1 on the Americana Music Chart in 1997.



George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't Touch Me' and included the track on 'It Don't Get Any Better Than This' (MCA Records, 1998).



Wade Hayes recorded Hank Cochran's 'Summer was a Bummer' (co-written with Dean Dillon) and included the track on 'When The Wrong One Loves Me Right' (Columbia Records, 1998).



George Strait recorded Hank Cochran's 'That's Where I Want to Take Our Love' (co-written with Dean Dillon) and included the track on 'Always Never The Same' (MCA Records, 1999).



Tracy Byrd recorded Hank Cochran's 'Undo The Night' (co-written with Willie Nelson) and included the track on 'It's About Time' (RCA Records, 1999).



LeAnn Rimes recorded Hank Cochran's 'She's Got You' and included the track on 'LeAnn Rimes' (Curb Records, 1999).



LeAnn Rimes recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'LeAnn Rimes' (Curb Records, 1999).



George Strait recorded Hank Cochran's 'You're Stronger Than Me' (co-written with Jimmy Key) and included the track on 'George Strait' (MCA Records, 2000).



Lee Ann Womack recorded Hank Cochran's 'He'll be Back', which was co-written with Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) and Dale Dodson, and included the track on 'Something Worth Leaving Behind' (MCA Records, 2002).

Catherine Britt recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's Not Love (but it's not bad)', which was co-written with Glenn Martin, and included the track on 'Dusty Smiles & Heartbreak Cures' (ABC Country, 2002); this track featured guest vocals from Bill Chambers.



In 2002, Hank Cochran saw the release of his final album, 'Livin' for a Song: A Songwriter's Autobiography' (Gifted Few Records, 2002).



Daryle Singletary recorded Hank Cochran's 'A-11' and included the track on 'That's Why I Sing This Way' (Audium Records / Koch Records, 2002).



Brad Paisley recorded Hank Cochran's 'Is it Raining at Your House', which was co-written with Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) and Dean Dillon, and included the track on 'Mud on The Tires' (Arista Nashville Records, 2003).



Marti Brom recorded Hank Cochran's 'Ten Minutes Till Heartaches' and included the track on 'Marti Brom Sings... Heartache Songs' (Goofin' Records, 2005).



Marti Brom recorded Hank Cochran's 'A-11' and included the track on 'Marti Brom Sings...Heartache Numbers' (Goofin' Music Records, 2005).



Martina McBride recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Timeless' (RCA Nashville Records, 2005).



The Insiders recorded Hank Cochran's 'I'll Take The Time' and included the track on 'Me & My Heart & My Shoes' (CWR Records, 2005).

 

On Tuesday 15 November 2005, Wind-up Records released 'Walk The Line' (Wind-up Records, 2005), a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack, which featured nine songs performed by Joaquin Phoenix, four songs by Reese Witherspoon, one song by Waylon Payne, one song by Johnathan Rice, two songs by Tyler Hilton, and one song by Shooter Jennings.

The song performed by Shooter Jennings was Hank Cochran's 'I'm a Long Way from Home', a track which Shooter's Dad, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) had recorded in 1966 and included on 'Nashville Rebel' (RCA Records, 1966).



Gene Watson recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007).



Daryle Singletary recorded Hank Cochran's 'Miami, My Amy' (co-written with Dean Dillon and Royce Porter) and included the track on 'Straight From The Heart' (Shanachie Records, 2007).



Mark Chesnutt
recorded Hank Cochran's 'She Never Got Me Over You', which was co-written with Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Dean Dillon, and included the track on 'Rollin' with The Flow' (Lofton Creek Records, 2008).

Melonie Cannon: 'And The Wheels Turn' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2008)

Melonie Cannon recorded Hank Cochran's 'Set 'Em Up, Joe' 'Set 'Em Up, Joe', which was co-written with Buddy Cannon, Dean Dillon and Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), and included the track on 'And The Wheels Turn' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2008).



Gene Watson recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Know an Ending' and included the track on 'A Taste of the Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009).



In 2009, Germany's Bear Family Records released the various artists compilation 'Songs of Love, Loss & Longing' (Bear Family Records, 2009), which included two tracks featuring Hank Cochran on vocals; 'All of Me Belongs to You' and 'If She Could See Me Now'.



Jamey Johnson recorded Hank Cochran's 'Set 'Em Up Joe', which was co-written with Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), Dean Dillon and Buddy Cannon, and included the track on 'The Guitar Song' (Mercury Records, 2010).



Teea Goans recorded Hank Cochran's 'He'll be Back', which was co-written with Dale Dodson and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015), and included the track on 'The Way I Remember It' (Crosswind Records, 2010).



Royal Wade Kimes recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Wanna Go with You' and included the track on 'Hats Off: A Tribute to Eddy Arnold' (Wonderment Records, 2010).



Royal Wade Kimes recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'Hats Off: A Tribute to Eddy Arnold' (Wonderment Records, 2010).

On Thursday 15 July 2010, Hank Cochran, one of the cornerstones of the foundation of country music, passed away at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, having suffered from pancreatic cancer; Hank Cochran was 74 years old.



Mandy Barnett recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Sweet Dreams' (Opry Music Records, 2011).



Mandy Barnett recorded Hank Cochran's 'She's Got You' and included the track on 'Sweet Dreams' (Opry Music Records, 2011).



Jamey Johnson's tribute album project honouring the great songs by Hank Cochran, 'Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2012) was released, on vinyl, on Tuesday 25 September 2012 and, on CD, on Tuesday 16 October 2012; the project was overseen by producer Buddy Cannon.

Jamey Johnson's 'Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2012) included the following Hank Cochran songs:

1 'Make The World Go Away' (written by Hank Cochran) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss
2 'I Fall to Pieces', which was written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
3 'A Way to Survive' (written by Hank Cochran and Moneen Carpenter) / performed by Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill and Leon Russell
4 'Don’t Touch Me' (written by Hank Cochran) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Emmylou Harris
5 'You Wouldn’t Know Love', which was written by Hank Cochran and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013)
6 'I Don’t Do Windows' (written by Hank Cochran) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Ray Benson (of Asleep at The Wheel)
7 'She’ll be Back', which was written by Hank Cochran, Dale Dodson and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Elvis Costello
8 'Would These Arms be in Your Way', which was written by Hank Cochran, Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) / performed by Jamey Johnson
9 'The Eagle', which was written by Hank Cochran, Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015) and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004) / performed by Jamey Johnson and George Strait
10 'A-11' (written by Hank Cochran) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Ronnie Dunn
11 'I’d Fight The World' (written by Hank Cochran and Joe Allison) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Bobby Bare
12 'Don’t You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' (written by Hank Cochran) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Willie Nelson
13 'This Ain’t My First Rodeo', which was written by Hank Cochran, Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack
14 'Love Makes a Fool of Us All' (written by Hank Cochran and Glenn Martin) / performed by Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson
15 'Everything But You' (written by Hank Cochran and Willie Nelson) / performed by Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and Leon Russell
16 'Living for a Song' (written by Hank Cochran, Bo Roberts and David James Holster) / performed by Jamey Johnson, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson



Gene Watson recorded Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' and included the track on 'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014).


Gene Watson performing Hank Cochran's 'Make The World Go Away' on Country Family Reunion's 'A Tribute to Ray Price'



Gene Watson recorded Hank Cochran's 'It's Not Love (but it's not bad)' (co-written with Glenn Martin) and included the track on 'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014).

On Monday 26 October 2014, Hank Cochran, along with Ronnie Milsap and Mac Wiseman, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.



An all-star tribute took place, on the night of Sunday 25 October 2014, at The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum's (Country Music Association) CMA Theatre.

Hank Cochran, a prolific songwriter who penned nearly thirty Billboard Top 10 hit singles in his career, was inducted posthumously (Hank Cochran passed away in 2010).

Alison Krauss sang two of Hank Cochran's songs in his honour, 'Make the World Go Away' and 'Don't Touch Me'.

Gene Watson sang a Hank Cochran song he had recorded, 'Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me', which was a chart hit for Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) and a No.1 record for Ronnie Milsap.

'He's one of the greatest writers that's ever been', Gene Watson said, before Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare took the stage with Hank Cochran's widow, Suzi.

'This is one of the most exciting nights of my life', said Suzi Cochran.  'It's bittersweet, but wonderful.  He would have been very proud.  I want to thank the CMA for making two of Hank's dreams come true tonight.  One is being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  The other is having Alison Krauss sing one of his songs'.



Justin Trevino recorded Hank Cochran's 'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of hurting me)' and included the track on 'Live at London Dance Hall' (Heart of Texas Records, 2015).



Justin Trevino recorded Hank Cochran's 'A Way to Survive' (co-written with Moneen Carpenter) and included the track on 'Live at London Dance Hall' (Heart of Texas Records, 2015).



Jack Scott recorded Hank Cochran's 'A Way to Survive' (co-written with Moneen Carpenter) and included the track on 'A Way to Survive' (Bluelight Records, 2015).



Lorrie Morgan recorded Hank Cochran's 'Is it Raining at Your House', which was co-written with Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) and Dean Dillon, and included the track on 'Letting Go...Slow' (Shanachie Entertainment Records, 2016).



Cynthia Ann Stephanie 'Cyndi' Lauper recorded Hank Cochran's 'I Fall to Pieces', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Detour' (Sire Records, 2016).

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