Hank Cochran

Primarily known as a songwriter, Hank Cochran was born Garland Perry Cochran on 2nd August, 1935, in Isola, Miss. After his parents divorced when he was 9, he briefly lived with his father in Memphis entering St. Peter's Orphan’s Home due to the tough economic times. He ran awayseveral times before going to live with his grandparents. At 10, he was playing guitar and singing in church; at 12 he and his uncle hitched from Mississippi to New Mexico to work in the oilfields.
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