SONGWRITING LEGEND HANK COCHRAN -- KEEPING THE HITS ROLLING IN

song after song after song --

Nashville, TN (August 6, 2002) -- After more than four decades of songwriting fame (and over 3 million spins each of the classics "Make The World Go Away" and "I Fall To Pieces"), most writers would be laying down their pens. Not so for the man known to many as "The Legend." Hank Cochran is busier than ever and is seeing an enormous surge of interest in his songs, both new and "classic" compositions.

While songwriting might be Hank’s lifelong occupation, it is not his only love. He is nearing completion of his Gospel project, SOMETHING ABOUT JESUS and is anticipating a September release. Hank wrote or co-wrote many of the songs on the project and takes production credits with Jim Vest. As a recording artist, he is celebrating his most recent Top Ten European hit, "Something Unseen," from his latest CD LIVIN’ FOR A SONG.

Known as one of the best "pitchmen" in the business, Hank has been nailing down some major cuts by major artists. Hot country artist Lee Ann Womack has recorded "He’ll Be Back" for her SOMETHING WORTH LEAVING BEHIND CD due out August 20 and the irrepressible Tanya Tucker has cut "What A Love" for her soon to be released Capital Records CD. An upcoming project on the 9-11 tragedy will include three new Cochran compositions and the ever-popular Ray Price will release "I’m Not Leaving" on his new Audium recording.

Cochran classics will be hitting the airways again as Hank brings home four cuts on the upcoming Patsy Cline Tribute on MCA Records. Great vocalists of today, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Lee Ann Womack reprise "I Fall To Pieces," "Why Can’t He Be You," "Stronger Than Me" and "She’s Got You," respectively. Willie Nelson has recorded six of Hank’s songs for future release, Canadian songbird Anne Murray has cut "Make The World Go Away" and "I Fall To Pieces" for a TIME/LIFE project and country crooner Daryle Singletary has recorded "A-11."

Always a sought-after interview, Hank is featured in Country Weekly (Aug. 6), North Country Music (UK/August), Sonic (Sweden’s largest country music publication/Sept.), American Country (Sept.) and Capital News (Australia/Sept.) BBC TV will interview Hank for "Lost Highway – The Story of Country Music," which is set to air in 2003. Cochran joins the likes of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and other country greats filmed for the project, which will be broadcast worldwide.

After 43 years and so many songs, it’s no wonder that Cochran is called "The Legend." Humble by nature, Hank dismisses the notion of his celebrity status by saying, "I’m just doing what the Lord put me here to do. I’m just glad that folks still seem to like it." And the hits keep rolling in – song after song after song.

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