|Clay Cook Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||April 20, 1978|
Clay Cook is an American songwriter, producer, musician, and multi-instrumentalist who is best known for being a member of the country music band named Zac Brown Band. The band’s discography consists of albums, tracks, and extended plays such as You Get What You Give, Live from Bonnaroo, The Foundation, Home Grown, The Owl, Uncaged, Jekyll + Hyde, The Comeback, Toes, Welcome Home, Highway 20 Ride, Free, Whatever It Is, Chicken Fried, As She’s Walking Away (ft. Alan Jackson), Colder Weather, Knee Deep (ft. Jimmy Buffett), The Wind, Goodbye in Her Eyes, Keep Me in Mind, No Hurry, Leaving Love Behind, Heavy Is the Head (ft. Chris Cornell), Sweet Annie, Loving You Easy, Out in the Middle, My Old Man, Same Boat, Someone I Used to Know, Roots, and The Man Who Loves You the Most. Moreover, Clay Cook has also worked on several other albums including North Star, Lead Me On, Self Serving, On Mountain Time, and Year I Grew Up.
Georgia, United States
Clay Cook studied at Smoke Rise Elementary and Tucker High School (a public high school located in Tucker, DeKalb County, Georgia). Afterward, he enrolled at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Georgia and graduated in 1996.
Later, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. However, he decided to leave the college after 2 years in March 1998.
Songwriter, Producer, Musician, Multi-Instrumentalist
Country Rock, Country Pop, Southern Rock, Reggae
Guitar, Slide Guitar, Hammond Organ, Piano
As a member of Zac Brown Band, he has been signed with –
- Bigger Picture
- Southern Ground
- Big Machine Records
- Republic Records
- Elektra Records
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Clay Cook has dated –
- Brooke Ellen Harding – He is married to Brooke Ellen Harding and the duo has been blessed with 3 children – sons Charles Robert and Theron Maine and a daughter named Cecilia Ellen.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
Usually sports slightly long hair
Clay Cook Facts
- He met fellow student and singer-songwriter John Mayer during their time at Berklee College of Music. They formed the duo named Lo-Fi Masters and put 5 of their songs on an eponymous demo tape that was made at Berklee.
- After leaving Berklee College of Music, Clay Cook and John Mayer started their musical pursuits in Atlanta and frequented the local coffeehouse and club circuit in different venues including Atlanta’s famous venue Eddie’s Attic.
- Talking about his partnership with John Mayer, Clay Cook once said, “Even back then, my role was more like that of a producer and John was the writer. I’d give input to clean up the rough edges and help him get his vision of the song more clear. For instance, he might have written six verses to a song, and I’d help him get it down to three.”
- Clay Cook became a member of the Zac Brown Band in January 2009. The other members of the band have been Zac Brown, Coy Bowles, Daniel de los Reyes, Matt Mangano, Jimmy De Martini, Chris Fryar, John Driskell Hopkins, and Caroline Jones.
- On September 21, 2010, Zac Brown Band released its 2nd studio album titled You Get What You Give and the album peaked at #1 on the US Top Country Albums (Billboard) chart as well as the US Billboard 200 chart, at #12 on the Canadian Albums (Billboard) chart, and at #20 on the Australian Country Albums chart. Also, it was certified ‘3× Platinum’ by RIAA and ‘Gold’ by Music Canada.
Featured Image by Clay Cook / Instagram