Over the last 25 years Harrell “Dink” Cook has spent his career touring and recording for several country music artists. This has allowed him to travel nationally and internationally in support of the men and women in uniform. Another passion of his is teaching and helping future musicians bring their talents to a high professional level. In addition to all of this, Dink Cook has allowed himself time to assist in clinics with other endorsed musicians. He considers himself a perfectionist when it comes to his gear and takes great pride in representing the finest Instruments and equipment on the market today.
Recently Dink 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 him to the top of the country music industry and he couldn’t ask to be in a better place in my career.
In 2015 ,they performed on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
Past Artists with whom Dink Cook has worked:
Darryl Worley (3yrs) — “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) – “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 Hayes (6yrs) — “During the last 6 years I have had the pleasure of playing with Wade while I have been off the road from Darryl and Mark. I had the honor to have been asked by Wade to play on his last record “Go Live Your Life” and currently tracking his upcoming record.”
Additional Artists: Steve Wariner, Bryan White, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee (Urban Cowboy), 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 he has made several appearances on TV shows such as The Grand Ole Opry, Prime Time Country, Fox and Friends, and The Donny and Marie Show etc. 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. He has 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.
Dink uses 51P5S —a 5-string split coil ’51 Tele-style P-pickup set. ” I love pickups loaded with plenty top and bottom end, but will also allow me to find plenty of definition with a nice warm, low-mid growl that I love….that’s what I get out of my Nordstrand Pickups”
CRACKERCASTER Basses 2014 -present, ELECTRA Basses 2013 – Present, EMG Pick-ups, Gallien-Kreuger (GK) Amps 2013 – present, DEAN Guitars 1999 – 2012