Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran (b. August 2, 1935) is an American country music singer and songwriter.
Born during the Great Depression in Isola, Mississippi, he contracted pneumonia, whooping cough, measles and mumps all about the same time at age 2. The doctor didn't think that he would survive. His parents divorced when he was 9, he moved with his father to Memphis, Tennessee, but then went to an orphanage. He was sent to live with his grandparents, in Waynesboro, Mississippi, after he had run away from the orphanage twice. His uncle Otis Cochran taught him how to play the guitar as the pair hitchhiked from Mississippi to southeastern New Mexico to work in the oilfields.
After returning to Mississippi in his teens, he went to California and picked olives. While there he formed The Cochran Brothers, a duo with un-related Eddie Cochran. "Make the World Go Away'" is a Country/Pop song that was written by Hank Cochran and was recorded and became a hit for Eddy Arnold in 1965. The first version of the song was recorded by Ray Price in 1963, going to #2 on the Country charts and #100 on the Pop charts.
Written by Hank Cochran in 1963, it was recorded by.