Red Lane, Little Milton and Hank Cochran. Photo: Martha Moore
From his early hits as part of The Cochran Brothers duo with Eddy Cochran (no relation) in the 1950s, through his five decades of hits as a songwriter and performer, Cochran is one of Music Row's most respected residents. He was inducted to the Country Music Association's Walkway of Stars in 1967 and to the Nashville Songwriters' Foundation Hall Of Fame in 1974. The recipient of 39 BMI Country and Pop Awards, he remains at the top of his game with recent cuts by Brad Paisley ("Is It Raining At Your House") and Reba McEntire ("If I Had Any Sense At All"). Three of his songs made CMT's 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music list: #7 "I Fall To Pieces," #24 "The Chair" and #39 "Make The World Go Away." "I Fall To Pieces" and "Make The World Go Away" have achieved BMI Million-Air honors for three million performances each.