Jeff CookJeff Cook, founding member of powerhouse group Alabama, is gearing up to release his new album, 'Shaken, Not Stirred,' on May 11. For his new record, Jeff decided to "mix" things up a bit and record some songs that may surprise loyal fans who only know him for his years in country music. 'Shaken, Not Stirred,' offers a little of everything from country to classic rock which fulfilled the creative itch Jeff had while in the studio.

"Sure, country music got me to where I am, but there are a lot of other formats and musicians out there who had major impacts on me as a music man," Jeff says. "You'll hear some original country songs on this album, but also some classic multi-genre hits that I think lots of folks will remember ... Jackie Wilson's 'Lonely Teardrops,' Dave Clark Five's 'Because,' and The Beatles 'She's a Woman,' to name a few."

In addition to some recognizable songs, Jeff will also have a few familiar voices on the record. Alabama bass player, Teddy Gentry joins Jeff for some of their famous harmonizing, and Danielle Peck's smoky, satin vocals are featured on a rockin' duet of the Pointer Sisters' classic, 'Fire,' penned by Bruce Springsteen.

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