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Chad Cochran was born and raised in the small town of Fredericktown, Ohio. He was gifted a camera at age 40 and discovered a newfound way of connecting with his past, as well creating a bridge into the music industry.

As a child he grew up in an area where decaying barns, homes, and vintage signs were plentiful. Chad also has a lifelong love of music and has been able to marry it with his photography.  He is well known in the "Americana" music scene and travels frequently to Nashville, shooting portraits and live music. Chad currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.



Cochran has been featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar Player Magazine, Spin, No Depression and has a portion of his concert photography archived in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Most recently, his "I Didn't Want to Tell You" series was featured in the 2019 Fall Wellness issue of No Depression, where he advocates for normalizing the conversation around mental health.


Please credit all photos to "cowtownchad"

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