Conversations with Missy: Hank Cochran PEN Fund Series, Booth Calder Cochran

by Missy Wolf / 2705 days ago / Comments

Welcome to The Hank Cochran PEN Fund series on Conversations with Missy. To start off this series, we are bringing you the founder of the non-profit organization, Booth Calder Cochran. As some of you may know, Ms. Cochran is the daughter of the late Hank Cochran. Mr. Cochran passed away in 2010 from pancreatic cancer. One thing he made clear to his family before he lost his battle was how important it was to help fellow songwriters battling this deadly disease.

During my conversation with Ms. Cochran, I discovered that his passion clearly lives in her heart as well. As she explained how she got started forming the non-profit organization, I could see that her level of commitment never wavered. This extremely smart woman was determined to carry out her father's wishes to help songwriters and their families.

One of the stories she shared was beautiful and filled with a very happy sadness. Hearing her tell us what she has been able to do with the help of others cannot help but make you feel compassionate. These songwriters are family to this organization. Seeing the connection and bond between them is powerful. I have the overall impression that this NPO will stop at nothing to make sure that each of their friends battling this terrible disease has all of their needs met, whether it is having utilities paid, a meal provided, toiletries, transportation, etc. 

For more on this incredible organization, please watch our full conversation now. Be sure to then follow them on social media to learn more on how you can get involved to help. From all of us a Center Stage Magazine, we thank you for taking the time to watch our conversation and ask you to stay tuned as we will be bringing you more backstage conversations from the songwriters who attended this year's benefit show at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, Tenne. ~Missy


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!