Alabam co-founder Jeffrey Alan Cook passed away. He was an all around bad ass musician. The guitarist, fiddle player and vocalist for the Country Music Hall of Fame group died on Monday (11/07/22) at the age of 73 years young.
Cook passed away at his home in Destin, Fla. with family by his side, according to a note from his publicity team. For a decade he’d battled Parkinson’s Disease and he finally went public with the diagnosis back in 2017.
Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry basically helped sketch a blueprint for what a hitmaking band can achieve in country music. They filled in that sketch with a bunch of hits now considered by many in the music industry to be essential country music listening. Songs like “Song of the South,” “Mountain Music,” “I’m In A Hurry,” “Cheap Seats,” “Born Country,” “Dixieland Delight,” and “My Home’s In Alabama,” just to name a few.
There’s no doubt that Jeff Cook’s passing will leave a hole in Alabama and in country music. Rest easy, Jeff.
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