Rich O’Toole Releases ‘Uncle Hank’ Video
O'Toole penned the tune with Chris Monteverde and Suzi Cochran, the legendary country star's nephew and widow, respectively. The clip pays homage to Cochran, who passed away in 2010, in a number of ways, from O'Toole playing the singer's acoustic guitar to a "Hank" poster that hangs on the wall in some shots, to the end of the video, which features a portrait of Cochran with his birthdate and date of death.
"I never got to meet Hank, but I have been best friends with his nephew, Chris Monteverde, since high school," O'Toole says. "The stories from him and his family made me want to write a song about him using all of his song titles."
Cochran was a player in the country music scene in the 1960s. He wrote songs for Patsy Cline, Ray Price and others, but he also recorded his own music; his biggest hit was 'Sally Was a Good Old Girl.' He penned 29 Top 10 hits during his 35-year career in country music.
Cochran was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame earlier this year in the songwriter category.