Famous Guitarist, Jeff Cook, dies at 73

Jeff Cook was a country music musician from the United States. He was best known as a member of the band Alabama, where he played guitar, fiddle, and other musical instruments.

The co-founder of Alabama Jeff Cook died at the age of 73.

A co-founder of the renowned Country Music Hall of Fame band Alabama, Jeff Cook passed away on Monday at the age of 73. Cook fought Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative nervous system ailment that impairs mobility and produces tremors, for ten years.

 In 2017, he made his illness public. The Tennessean received confirmation of his passing on Tuesday afternoon from a band spokesperson. Cook passed away at his Florida beach house in Destin.

Early Life

Jeff Cook was born on August 27, 1949(73 years old) in Fort Payne, Alabama, U.S. He holds an American nationality and his Zodiac sign is Virgo. He belongs to the white race.


Jeff Cook was a graduate of Fort Payne High School and Jacksonville State University. He obtained a broadcast engineer license three days after his fourteenth birthday and worked at a local radio station as a disc jockey while still in high school.

In 1972, Jeff Cook co-founded the band Wildcountry with his cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry (the name was changed to Alabama in 1977). He provided lead and backup vocals, lead guitar, piano, and violin to the band’s recordings.

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Cook has played with the ensembles Cook & Glenn and the Allstar Goodtime Band since the band’s active production and performance ended in 2004.

He built Cook Sound Studios, Inc., in his hometown of Fort Payne, and also launched radio station WQRX-AM, which he subsequently sold, in nearby Valley Head, Alabama.

Cook is also well-known for his culinary achievements, having owned a restaurant and sold his own sauce.

Cook supported former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign in 2008, appearing with him in Alabama. In 2019, Cook was admitted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

Personal Life

Lisa Cook and Jeff Cook have been Married for 27 years.

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