Songwriter Hank Cochran Has Bypass Surgery

Songwriter Hank Cochran is recovering at Nashville’s Centennial Medical Center after undergoing triple bypass surgery Tuesday (March 15). A 1974 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Cochran wrote or co-wrote such hits as “She’s Got You,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Make the World Go Away,” “A Little Bitty Tear” and “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me.” As a recording artist for the Liberty, Gaylord, Monument, Capitol and Elektra labels, he charted seven singles, among them “Sally Was a Good Ole Girl,” “I’d Fight the World” and “A Good Country Song.” He is expected to remain in the hospital from five to seven days.