Jeff Cook passes away

Jeff Cook

Jeff Cook, co-founding member of one of the most legendary bands in all of Country Music, Alabama, has passed away. He was 73 years old.     Throughout their career, Alabama won nine CMA Awards, including CMA Entertainer of the Year awards three years in a row (1982–1984). Additionally, they took home the CMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year from 1981 to 1983 as well as Instrumental Group of the Year in 1981 and 1982 and Album of the Year for The Closer You Get in 1983. The band was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. “Few bands are more ubiquitous in Country Music today than Alabama. Jeff was instrumental to Alabama’s high energy stage presence and authentic Country sound. My deepest condolences to Jeff’s family, friends and the band.” – Sarah Trahern, Country Music Association CEO

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