Alabama’s Jeff Cook mourned by Jason Aldean, Travis Tritt and more country stars: ‘What an iconic sound he had’

Alabama co-founder Jeff Cook died on Tuesday (Nov. 8) aged 73, and Country stars incl Jason Aldean and Travis Tritt have taken to social media to honor the late guitarist.

“So sad to hear of Jeff Cook’s passing,” the “Trouble With a Heartbreak” singer tweeted along with a photo of himself and the band. “I spent a lot of my life listening to him play guitar, what an iconic sound he had. I got a chance to perform with him several times over the years and I’ll never forget it.”

Tritt tweeted: “Sending my deepest condolences to the family, friends and bandmates of Jeff Cook of @TheAlabamaBand. Such an amazing guy [and] one heckuva bass fisherman. He will be truly missed” while Charlie Daniels wrote: “Heaven gained another guitar/violinist today. Mom and I were saddened to hear of the passing of @TheAlabamaBand’s Jeff Cook after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Prayers for his family and many fans.”

Cook’s death was also commemorated on Twitter by both the Academy of Country Music and the CMA Awards, with the former organization noting that the musician and his bandmates remain the “most awarded group in ACM Awards history.”

In 2021, Alabama sold all of theirs catalog of recorded music rights to Reservoir Media, including 20 albums released on RCA Nashville from 1980 to 2007.

Read more tributes to the memory of Jeff Cook below.

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