Jeff Cook one of Country Music Superstars for decades and co founder of The Country Group Alabama has passed away at home in Destin Florida with family by his side he was 73 years old.
Cook was also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, and Fiddlers Hall of Fame. Jeff was a multi-award-winning guitarist who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012. Cook courageously faced his battle with a positive attitude.
Alabama was known as the Super Group of the Decade within the CMA’s and ACM’s.
Cook, along with cousins Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen, started in Fort Payne Alabama and spent the summer playing music in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the famed bar called The Bowery. Cook’s iconic guitar licks, unique fiddle style, exceptional vocals, and harmonies, along with his bandmates, went on to sell 80 million albums and charted 43 No. 1 hits, becoming the biggest group in the history of the country genre.