Rich O’Toole Pays Tribute to Country Singer Hank Cochran in ‘Uncle Hank’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]
When you truly admire someone, it can be hard to figure out exactly how to pay tribute to them, but Rich O'Toole has found the perfect way. His 'Uncle Hank' video pays homage to singer Hank Cochran in a beautiful way.
Cochran was an incredibly influential songwriter in the 1960s, penning songs for Patsy Cline and Ray Price, among others. He was also an artist in his own right, with his biggest hit being 'Sally Was a Good Old Girl.' Clearly, Cochran influenced singer O'Toole, who put his songwriting talents to good use.
'Uncle Hank' is a song O'Toole wrote with Chris Monteverde and Suzi Cochran, Cochran's nephew and widow. Monteverde also makes several cameos in the clip, which starts with O'Toole in a director's chair labeled 'The Chair' with Cochran's name written on it. See that acoustic guitar he's playing? It actually belonged to Cochran!
The video cuts from the simple scene in which O'Toole is playing the acoustic guitar to a bar, where he's rocking an electric in front of a 'Hank' poster. It prominently displays Nashville, as well -- from the Batman building in the skyline to the honky-tonks of Broadway, Music City is front and center. O'Toole's 'Uncle Hank' video ends beautifully, with a portrait of Cochran stating his birthdate and death date.
The perfect tribute.
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