Jeff Cook

Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Jeff has been playing lead guitar and keyboard since the age of thirteen. Securing a broadcast license three days after his fourteenth birthday, Jeff went to work as Host and DJ of The Jeff Cook Experience at a local radio station. The “broadcast bug” got into Jeff’s blood and later resulted in owning a radio station and TV stations. In addition to his rich vocals, Jeff Cook, the “Mr. Musician” who served as Vocals, Lead Guitar, and Fiddle for the group Alabama, has just about done it all. Alabama signed a recording contract with RCA records on April 21st 1980, launching a career that to date has resulted in 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, 43 number one singles, and more than 78 million records sold! Alabama has received over 150 industry awards including Eight (8) Country Music Association honors for “Entertainer of the Year” and 2 Grammy awards, 2 People’s Choice Awards and their very own star on the Walk of Fame. They were named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music in 1989 and Country Group of the Century by the RIAA(Recording Industry Association of America in 1999. In November of 2005, Jeff and his band mates received Country Music’s highest honor, being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Alabama is one of the 20 best-selling acts of all time. In the U.S. alone, they have sold more albums than Elvis and The Beatles combined. In 2001, Jeff received the Orville H. Gibson Award as Guitarist of the Year by the Gibson Guitar Company. Now, with the Allstar Goodtime Band (AGB) and a rejuvenated enthusiasm for performing, Jeff is back on stage again, singing some of his 25 years of hits plus his own special blend of “Country, Soul, & Rock ‘n’ Roll. Jeff plays and electrifying lead guitar, and all those ”hot licks” on the fiddle you hear are Jeff. Between the guitar and fiddle, you would think Jeff stays pretty busy. Well, “Mr. Energy” also plays keyboards, bass, mandolin and drums and is currently touring again with ALABAMA.

The AllStar Goodtime Band

Larry Hanson
Larry is a gifted musician who can play just about anything you put in front of him. He toured with ALABAMA for 18 years and has toured with The Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley, The Texas Tenors and more. Larry is also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He has his own studio in Nashville where he makes his own music that is used in movies and commercials. Needless to say, he keeps very busy.
Link Detten
Lead Guitar,Vocals,Comic Relief
Link Detten has been a professional entertainer for 20 plus years. He plays lead guitar,sings and he adds a little comedy to any room. Link is a comfortable performer whether it be solo of a large band. He is also a well respected studio musician and has played with many different artists and has toured from Key West to Canada.
Dennis Gulley
Bass, Vocals
Born in Rome,Georgia and grew up in Fort Payne, Alabama I started in gospel music then joined a band named Cross and eventually joined Jackson Highway which I recorded with in Muscle Shoals for Capitol Records. In Nashville, partnered with Johnny Neel (from the Allman Brothers) to form Straight-Up Sound Studios. I've engineered, played and produced there since then. Now also playing bass and singing in Jeff Cook's Allstar Goodtime Band.
Jim Nelson
Saxophone, Vocals
Jim Nelson can be heard on many albums including several by Alabama. Jim also sings and has played with many artists from Percy Sledge,The Platters,The Coasters,Boots Randolph and now proudly plays his "Lady Liberty" sax with Jeff Cook & The AGB
Randall Key
Trumpet, Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Randall Key is an all around entertainer. He plays about 14 different instruments and also sings. He plays trumpet in the AGB horn section amd adds that something special to the Allstar Goodtime Band with his passion for music.
JD Cooper
Drums, Vocals the heart beat of the AGB. His talents are recognized in the studio as well as on the road.. He also sings lead and harmony vocals with the band and doubles as the soundman when needed.
Ronnie Farmer
Keyboards, Vocals
Ronnie Farmer comes from a musical family with Southern gospel and country influences. As an original member of The Chosen Few,he has played music for many years with Jeff Cook. Currently he plays keyboards and also provides vocals for the All Star Goodtime Band

A Letter from Jeff Cook                                                                                                                                                                                                        
As you know, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  This disease robs you of your coordination, your balance, and causes tremors.   I also note that not every case is the same and affects people in different ways.   For me, this has made it extremely frustrating to play guitar, fiddle, or sing. I have tried not to burden anyone with the details of my condition because I do not want the music to stop or the party to end and that won't change, no matter what.
Let me say, I'm not calling it quits, but sometimes our bodies dictate what we have to do and mine is telling me it's time to take a break and heal.  I do believe in prayer, and I appreciate all the continued prayers through this difficult time.
I love these guys (Randy and Teddy) and I love everyone involved with the group ALABAMA, and especially our fans. I want our fans and everyone involved to know that I do support all the decisions made by Randy and Teddy, as they continue to support mine.
I do plan to be at some of the shows and events when possible, and I hope to see you there. 
Just remember, life is good and as long as you're breathing...there's 'No Bad Days  - Jeff Cook