Poets and Prophets: Country Music Hall of Fame Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Hank Cochran (March 24, 2007)

The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville has a great museum and presents informative and entertaining programs about inductees and country music.  For more information about joining the museum, and upcoming programs, visit their site at

I’d love to go to this one, meet Mr. Cochran and get an autograph!

Soon after arriving in Nashville in 1960, Hank Cochran took his place among the writers who would establish Music City as a songwriter’s mecca.

He wrote or co-wrote the country classics “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” “Make the World Go Away,” “A Little Bitty Tear,” “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me,” “Don’t Touch Me,” “It’s Not Love (but It’s Not Bad),” “Set ‘Em Up Joe,” “The Chair,” and “Ocean Front Property.”

The Mississippi native also has made several recordings himself.  In the mid-1950s he formed a duo with future rockabilly star Eddie Cochran (no relation), and as a solo artisthe reached the Top Twenty in 1962 with “Sally Was a Good Old Girl.”  He also helped Willie Nelson secure his first publishing and recording contracts.  After the program, Cochran will sign autographs in the museum store. 

Included with museum admission.  Free to museum members.

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