NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Mississippian Hank Cochran joined legend Ronnie Milsap and bluegrass artist Mac Wiseman in the Country Music Hall of Fame this weekend. The late Cochran was best known for writing the song “I Fall to Pieces”, which was made famous by Patsy Cline.
Cochran was born in Isola, but was raised partly in Memphis and in Greenville. As a child, he had measles, mumps and whooping cough all before he was two. But, he recovered and got interested in songwriting when his uncle taught him how to play the guitar.
He’s also known for writing the hit “Make the World Go Away”.
Cochran was ill with cancer in 2008 and died in 2010, aged 74.