Hank Cochran undergoes surgery
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Hank Cochran undergoes surgery

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 – Hank Cochran had an aneurysm repaired March 31 before it burst, according to his publicist.

"Cochran's doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm the size of a grapefruit," said his publicist. "Thanks to the quick intervention of doctors, Hank was rushed into surgery, and the aneurysm was repaired before it burst - an outcome that would have proved fatal for the 74-year old legend of song."

The publicist said Cochran was in "good spirits."

Among the songs penned by Cochran were I Fall to Pieces and Make the World Go Away.

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Country fans worth their salt know songwriting legend, Hank Cochran, writer of such monster songs as "I Fall To Pieces," "The Chair," "A-11," "Make The World Go Away," "She's Got You" and many more. His new album is full of lesser-known tunes, mostly written or co-written by Cochran. Though known for his songwriting, Cochran can more than hold his own as a vocalist. The slow ballads are the best. Though the album starts with a forgettable version of ("I Didn't Know God Made) Honky Tonk Angels," ...

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