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David Cook

David Roland Cook (born December 20, 1982) is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show American Idol. Prior to Idol he released an independent album entitled Analog Heart, followed by his post-Idol major-label debut David Cook which was released on November 18, 2008 and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA. His second major album This Loud Morning was released on June 28, 2011. Cook was born in Houston, Texas, raised in Blue Springs, Missouri, and currently owns homes in Kansas City, Missouri and Los Angeles, California. His parents are Beth Foraker (née Frye) and Stanley Cook. He is the middle of three brothers – Adam Cook being older and Andrew younger. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Cook's interest in music began at a young age. He began singing in second grade, when his elementary school music teacher gave him a part in a school Christmas performance. He proceeded to perform in virtually every Christmas and PTA program. He received his first guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, at the age of 13. He also participated in choir and drama programs in middle school and high school. At Blue

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David Cook: After the Bell

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100 Million Votes ... for "Idol"

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"A.I." Top Four Drown in a Sea of Snappers

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David Cook's Gal Pal

David Cook's Gal Pal

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Cornell to Cook: "Billie Jean" Is Not Yours, Son!

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