January 28, 2014 10:25:38 AM
ISOLA -- The late Hank Cochran, a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold, is being honored today with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail.
The marker will be placed on U.S. Highway 45 in his home town of Isola. Cochran died in 2010 at his home north of Nashville. He was 74.
Hancock co-wrote several No. 1 hits: Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces"; George Strait's "Ocean Front Property"; and "Set 'em Up Joe" by Vern Gosdin.
He also wrote the No. 1 hits: "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me" by Ronnie Milsap; "He's Got You" by Cline and Loretta Lynn; and "That's All That Matters to Me" by Mickey Gilley.
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