Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran died after a two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer.
A singer himself, Cochran was best known for his song writing genius. Ray Price, Eddy Arnold, George Strait, Burl Ives, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap and Mickey Gilley, to name a few, recorded the songs that Cochran wrote.
I know it's my West Texas genes that instill a real appreciation of his work. We'll miss his songs.
In his memory I post a sample of his great work.