Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran

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Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Studio album by Jamey Johnson
Released October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06)
Genre Country
Length 53:58
Label Mercury Nashville
Producer Buddy Cannon, Dale Dodson
Jamey Johnson chronology
The Guitar Song
Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter 3.5/5 stars[2]

Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran is the fourth studio album by American country music singer Jamey Johnson. It was released in October 2012 via Mercury Nashville on both compact disc and LP record. The album is a tribute to songwriter Hank Cochran.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic rated the album 4 stars out of 5, saying that "Johnson doesn't attempt to draw attention to himself, but instead, presents a series of excellent performances of Cochran's songs with himself as an anchor."[1] American Songwriter's Stephen Deusner rated it 3½ stars, saying that Johnson and the others involved "treat these songs gingerly, even going so far as to gently re-create the countrypolitan arrangements of the originals. If that makes the album sound overly familiar at times, it also means Johnson never strains to update these songs or argue for their relevance." He criticized the album's length, and thought that it could have used younger artists for variety.[2] Along with strong critical acclaim, the album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Guest vocals Length
1. "Make the World Go Away"   Hank Cochran Alison Krauss 3:04
2. "I Fall to Pieces"   Cochran Merle Haggard 4:42
3. "A Way to Survive"   Cochran, Moneen Carpenter Vince Gill and Leon Russell 3:02
4. "Don't Touch Me"   Cochran Emmylou Harris 3:17
5. "You Wouldn't Know Love"   Cochran, Dave Kirby Ray Price 2:43
6. "I Don't Do Windows"   Cochran Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel 3:23
7. "She'll Be Back"   Cochran, Dale Dodson, Red Lane Elvis Costello 2:45
8. "Would These Arms Be in Your Way"   Cochran, Vern Gosdin, Lane   3:38
9. "The Eagle"   Cochran, Lane, Mack Vickery George Strait 3:10
10. "A-11"   Cochran Ronnie Dunn 2:20
11. "I'd Fight the World"   Cochran, Joe Alison Bobby Bare 3:25
12. "Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)"   Cochran Willie Nelson 5:08
13. "This Ain't My First Rodeo"   Cochran, Gosdin, Max D. Barnes Lee Ann Womack 3:21
14. "Love Makes a Fool of Us All"   Cochran, Glenn Martin Kris Kristofferson 3:14
15. "Everything but You"   Cochran, Willie Nelson Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell 3:34
16. "Living for a Song"   Cochran, Bo Roberts, David James Holster Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson 3:12
Total length:

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard 200 5
US Billboard Top Country Albums 3