Music industry reacts to the loss of Alabama's Jeff Cook

Jason Aldean is one of the recording artists who reflected on the legacy of Jeff Cook, pictured here with bandmates Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry. Cook passed away this week at the age of 73 after a half century of amassing awards and selling millions of records.

As the news spread that Alabama's Jeff Cook had passed away, reactions poured in from some of the biggest names in the music industry.

During Wednesday's 56th Annual CMA Awards show, Matthew Ramsey of the group Old Dominion recognized Cook while accepting the award for Vocal Group of the Year, saying, "There's nobody in this category, and really any category, that would be here without Alabama, and we just lost Jeff Cook. It's got me thinking and there's nothing like being in a band. I'm so grateful to have my friends and can't imagine losing one of you guys. And I'm so happy to be able to make music."

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