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Dink Cook Bio

Over the last 25 years I have spent my career touring and recording for several country music artists. This has allowed me to travel nationally and internationally in support of the men and women in uniform. Another passion of mine is teaching and helping future musicians bring their talents to a high professional level. In addition to all of this, I have allowed myself time to assist in clinics with other endorsed musicians. I consider my self a perfectionist when it comes to my gear and take great pride in representing the finest Instruments and equipment on the market today.

Toby Keith (currently)
(#1 Hits) “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”, “Who’s That Man”, “Me Too”, “How Do You Like Me Now?!”, “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”, “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight”, “I Wanna Talk About Me”, “My List”, “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American)”, “Who’s Your Daddy?”, “Beer for My Horses” (duet with Willie Nelson), “I Love This Bar”, “American Soldier”, “Whiskey Girl”, “As Good as I Once Was”, “Love Me If You Can”, “She Never Cried in Front of Me”, “God Love Her”, “American Ride”, “Made in America”, “Red Solo Cup”
Recently I was given the distinct honor to join Toby Keith as his bass player. Toby has a extensive track record of AMA, ACM, CMA, Billboard awards and nominations. Being a part of Easy Money Band has really taken me to the top of the country music industry and I couldn’t ask to be in a better place in my career.

Past Artists:
Darryl Worley (4yrs)
(#1 Hits) “I Miss My Friend”, “Have You Forgotten”, and “Awful, Beautiful Life”
“Have You Forgotten” spent seven weeks at Number One. Nine other singles have reached the Top 40. While with Darryl I was honored to have traveled 2 trips to Korea, 2 trips to Kuwait, and 1 trip to Iraq and Afghanistan all in support for our brave men and women that proudly serve and protect our country. Some of my other international experiences with Darryl were traveling to Norway, Italy, and Japan while entertaining all of the fans around the world.

Mark Wills (11yrs)
(Top 5 Hits) “19 Something”, “I Do Cherish You”, “Don’t Laugh At Me”, “Back At One”, “Jacobs Latter”, and “Places I’ve Never Been”.
(Video Appearances) “19 Something”, “I Want To Know”
The year that I joined up with Mark, he was voted the Academy of Country Music (ACM) New Male Artist of the Year. Throughout the my years with Mark, I was blessed to have played on some of the biggest stages Nationally and Internationally as well as playing on two of his albums “Live At Billy Bob’s” and “Second Time Around”. During my travels with him I was honored to have played for the troops in Korea and the Iraq / Persian Gulf regions nearly 10 different times, in support of our troops.

Wade Hays (5yrs)
During the last 5 years I have had the pleasure of playing with Wade while I have been off the road from Darryl and Mark. I had the honored to have been asked by Wade to play on his current radio single “Is It Already Time” which Wade wrote about his fight with cancer.

Additional Artists:
° Bo Bice: (American Idol)
° David Lee Murphy: hits like “Dust on the Bottle”, and “Party Crowd”
° Buddy Jewel: (Nashville Star)
° Trent Willmon:Singer / Songwriter
° Tom Wopat: Singer / Songwriter / Actor (Dukes of Hazard)
° Ray Scott:
For the last few years I have made several appearances on TV shows such as The Grand Ole Opry, Prime Time Country, Fox and Friends, and The Donny and Marie Show ect. One career highlight was on the 1999 George Strait Country Music Festival tour, performing along side such artists as Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, The Dixie Chicks, and Jo Dee Messina. I have also shared the stage with such artist as Lady Antebellum, Alabama, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Reba McEntire, and many more.

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