R.I.P. Jeff Cook

Co-founder of the vocal group Alabama, Jeff Cook, has died. The Country Music Hall of Fame Museum issued this statement: "Jeff Cook spent a lifetime in music, earning a license as a broadcast engineer before he was old enough to drive a car and working as an on-air radio personality while still in high school," said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. "He went on to fame, of course, with cousins Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen as a member of multi-platinum band Alabama, moving from barroom stages to sold-out arenas. Everything he did was rooted in his deep love of music, a love he shared with millions."