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Jeff Cook, co-founder of country group Alabama, dies at 73
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Jeff Cook, co-founder of country group Alabama, dies at 73

Guitarist Jeff Cook, who co-founded the successful country group Alabama and steered them up the charts with such hits as "Song of the South" and "Dixieland Delight," has died. He was 73. Cook had Parkinson's disease and disclosed his diagnosis in 2017. He died Tuesday at his home in Destin, Florida, said Don Murry Grubbs, a representative for the band. Tributes poured in from country stars, including Travis Tritt who called Cook "a great guy and one heckuva bass fisherman. Jeff Cook of Alabama performs on stage at The Fox Theatre on April 13, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images As a guitarist, fiddle player and vocalist, Cook — alongside cousins Randy Ow...