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Chad Cochran was born and raised in the small town of Fredericktown, Ohio, with a population of only 2,487. 

Chad began his career as a landscape photographer and was always drawn to capturing the beauty in the decay of old barns, homes, and vintage signs. As his passion grew, he utilized his love of music photography to expand into portraits. Over time, he has become well-established in the "Americana" music scene, frequently traveling to Nashville to shoot portraits and capture live performances.

Throughout his career, his work has been featured in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar Player Magazine, Spin, No Depression, and American Songwriter. Additionally, a portion of his concert photography is archived in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

One of his proudest accomplishments was having his photo of Elizabeth Cook displayed in Times Square, New York City. Most recently, Chad's "I Didn't Want to Tell You" series was featured in the 2019 Fall Wellness issue of No Depression, where he advocated for normalizing conversations around mental health.

Currently, Cochran resides in Cleveland, Ohio, and has a studio at the Screw Factory in Lakewood.

All media & photo credits

should utilize "cowtownchad."


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