Alabama’s Two Remaining Members Honor Jeff Cook

The two remaining members of Alabama are paying tribute to Jeff Cook, who died this week. Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry were not only his bandmates, but cousins.

Both released statements and Randy shared “He lived to play our music we created together. He could play any instrument he chose, but it’s his harmonies I’ll miss the most. I’m thankful we got to create music together for over 50 years.” He added “I’m hurt in a way I can’t describe. To Lisa, thanks for loving him and being there for him to the end. Play on, Jeff. Love you!”

Teddy’s statement said in part “We lived together more than with our immediate families. Don’t think I’ve known anyone who loved playing more. Jeff, along with me and Randy, experienced the highs of undreamed success, as well as some very tough early years. None of us were perfect, but together we had something so special it will never die. No other guitar player I’ve known had the range of styles Jeff had. No one can take your place. Ever. Rest in peace till we get to jam again.”

Cook stopped touring with the band in 2017 and at the time Owen said I don’t know if I have the fire. The only way I do is knowing that Jeff is totally, ‘Go get it.’

Source: CMT


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