Nashville songwriter Hank Cochran died Thursday at age 74 of pancreatic cancer. Thompson's hits included Make The World Go Away (Eddy Arnold, Elvis),
July 16, 2010

Nashville songwriter Hank Cochran died Thursday at age 74 of pancreatic cancer. Thompson's hits included Make The World Go Away (Eddy Arnold, Elvis), I Fall To Pieces and tonight's gem. Cochran is also known for giving Willie Nelson his first big break, successfully lobbying Liberty records to sign the young singer. Cochran once said about his songs: "I have a theory that somebody beside me must write my songs because half of the time I don't have the slightest idea where they come from. I even wake up out of a dead sleep and write a song completely." R.I.P.

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