After a health battle Jeff Cook 73 the co-founder of Alabama has passed away.

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After a health battle Jeff Cook 73 the co-founder of Alabama has passed away. The Tennessean reported that the Monday death of country music legend Jeff Cook. Cook was a founding member of the band Alabama, and the band’s representative on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the sad news of his passing. Cook passed away at home after a protracted Parkinson’s Disease battle.

Cook is best known for his fiddle, guitar, and singing performances in Alabama during the 1970s and 1980s. “Song of the South,” “Mountain Music,” “I’m In A Hurry,” “Cheap Seats,” and “My Home’s In Alabama” are some of his most well-known songs with the band. Cook never quit the group, despite making his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis public in 2017. when he passed away on Tuesday.

Cook, who was raised with his cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry, and was born in the Alabama town of Fort Payne, co-founded their band. Their band’s original name was Wildcountry, and it developed its sound by fusing southern rock music with country songwriting. They didn’t adopt their more well-known moniker Alabama until 1977.

Cook had previous radio industry experience, and his band gained some of their earliest fans as a result of consistent radio play. Along with changing their name, they also hired Mark Herndon as their permanent drummer. Finally, at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1979, they received their big break. They were given a record deal by RCA as a result of their appearance there.

Alabama’s first album still contains some of its most well-known songs, but its heyday may have been in the 1980s. They consistently remained at the top of the charts while also defying the expectations of the genre they were operating in. Alabama stood out as a band that was heavily reliant on instruments in a genre where solo acts were the norm.

Cook was arguably the driving force behind Alabama’s instrumental arrangements and genre fusions. While singing and dancing with the audience, he held his own on stage while playing guitar, fiddle, and keyboards. Social media was shocked to learn of his passing, and many other entertainers are already praising Cook’s incredible legacy.

No information about Cook’s family is currently known because of how private his personal life is. Plans for his funeral or memorial have not yet been made public.

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