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Jeffery A. Cook was born on the 27th August 1949, in Fort Payne, Alabama USA, of Native American and English ancestry, and is a musician, who is probably best recognized all over the world for being one of the founding members of Alabama, a country music band. He is also known as a solo artist and founder of Cook Sound Studios, Inc. His musical career has been active since 1973.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Jeff Cook is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Jeff’s net worth is over $20 million, accumulated through his successful career in the music industry. Another source is coming from his owning a restaurant and patenting a cooking sauce.
Jeff Cook Net Worth $20 Million
Jeff Cook spent his childhood in his hometown; as a young boy he was very interested in music, and played lead guitar in his first band called The Viscounts. He attended Fort Payne High School, where he formed several bands, such as J.C. & The Chosen Few. Besides that, he acquired a broadcast engineer license, after which he began to work as a rock’n’roll disc jockey at a local radio station. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at Jacksonville State University.
During college, with cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry he formed a band called Wildcountry in 1972, and performed at local clubs as well as in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Five years later, the band changed their named to Alabama, in order to expand its popularity, and soon the band managed to release their first album via LSI Records in 1976, entitled “Wild Country”, and a year later out came their second release – “Deuces Wild” – which immediately struck a chord with the public, and added a considerable amount to his net worth.
During the 1980s, the band released a studio album per year, and all of them achieved platinum status, including “My Home’s In Alabama” (1980), “The Closer You Get…” (1983), “40-Hour Week” (1985), and “Southern Star” (1989), increasing his net worth by a large margin. The next decade didn’t change too much for Jeff either, as he continued to release albums with the band, such as “American Pride” (1992), “Cheap Seats” (1993), and “Twentieth Century” (1999), all of which were certified gold. In 2001, “When It All Goes South” peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard chart, but after a tour in 2003, the band disbanded.
Nevertheless, Jeff continued as a solo artist, and has now released a number of albums, including “On Fire” (2005), “Jeff Cook Presents Christmas Joy” (2009), and most recently “Shaken Not Stirred” (2012), adding further to his net worth. He also formed other two bands – Cook & Glenn and the Allstar Goodtime Band, and with whom he continues to perform.
Additional to his career as a musician, Jeff established his own radio station called WQRX-AM, as well as Cook Sound Studios, Inc., a recording studio based in his hometown. Other than that, he also designs guitars under the brand STINGER, increasing further his net worth.
Thanks to his accomplishment in the music industry, Jeff Cook has won a number of awards, such as two Grammys, eight times Entertainer of the Year from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and has won 21 American Music Awards. Together with the band Alabama, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.
Speaking about his personal life, Jeff Cook has been married to Lisa Williams since 1995. In free time, Jeff is active as a member of the Del Chouch Music Education Foundation.