Elizabeth Cook appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in 2000 and has logged more than 400 appearances on the Opry despite not being a member. In 2012 a David Letterman Show appearance brought her wider exposure.
The youngest of 12 children, Cook played mandolin and guitar appearing on local radio and TV in her native Florida. Her mother and father were musicians and her father had some time to hone his skills in prison while serving time for running moonshine. After his release, the parents formed a country band and Elizabeth was on stage with them starting at 4 years old.
A move to Nashville in 1996 led to a debut record in 2002 called “Hey Y’all”.
Elizabeth Cook toured the world before and after her third album, 2010’s “Welder” but then multiple problems stalled her career: she got divorced, her farm burned and six family members died including her mother and father. Although Cook insists drugs were not the issue, she cancelled upcoming tour dates and entered rehab at the insistence of her management.
On her return, she released “Gospel Plow” an album that got her a spot on the David Letterman Show and much wider exposure. She eventually was on the show four times.
After more than a decade of producing primarily country albums, Cook took a different direction on her latest release “Exodus of Venus” drawing influences from a wider circle of female singer / songwriters and using a new producer. A new album “Aftermath” is coming in September.