Talk about aging gracefully… look at Jeff Cook! He looks better now than he did when I met him in Bristol, Tenn. more than 20 years ago. That was after a concert at Viking Hall. And of course, that was when he was part of the legendary country group Alabama.
Jeff is on his own, and has just released a CD, Ashes to Burn. I haven’t heard the CD yet, but the folks over at That Nashville Sound did a great review.
Alabama stopped touring in 2004, but during the nearly 30 years before that, they had 42 number one hits, two Grammy awards, 23 American Music awards, three CMA Entertainer of the Year awards, ACM’s Group of the Decade” and the RIAA’s Group of the Century awards.
I think I remember Jeff more for his fiddle playing than for his vocals. He’s an awesome fiddle player. And that was probably the first time I ever saw a blue fiddle. Sometimes I remember the silliest things. I would love to see him come back to this area with his new band, and play a show near me.
I hope you will all run over to That Nashville Sound, and read the review. I like what he says in finishing up the review. “It won’t win any CMA’s, no music videos will be forthcoming, and you won’t see this album at the top of any Billboard charts. But if what you want is a welcome addition for those fans that miss that popular Alabama sound, this is a fun a CD to add to your collection.” I believe that’s good enough for me …. and I’ll most likely be adding this one to my CD collection.
I need to get out of here for a while. I hope you guys have been enjoying your weekend. I’m going to work on e-mail a little later tonight. So hopefully I’ll be able to get an answer out to each of you then. I really appreciate hearing form you guys. I know you are all busy too, and I love that you take the time to write.
Talk to you later,