Thursday, May 19, 2011
David L. Cook Nominated for 7th Emmy Award
On May 6, 2011, the Emmy Award nominations were announced in Atlanta, Georgia during a celebration at the Luca Luna Restaurant. Christian recording star, David L. Cook walked away with three Emmy nods this year for his work on the documentary, “The Award Goes To: A Look Back at the Legends.” Cook is already a six time Emmy winner and has been nominated 14 times in total. (Not including his latest three) His nomination categories are: Outstanding Achievement in Audio (Live Event), Outstanding Achievement in Lighting (Live Event) and Outstanding Achievement in Special Live Event Coverage (Edited).
Many think that David’s achievements have been limited to the music industry only because of his history and being the baby of the Cook Family Singers. David has been working with television in some form since the 1980’s, starting with his very own children’s television show, “Crabbottom USA.” Cook has done several television theme songs and has been sought after to work on various musical scores and audio mixes. He is currently entertaining an offer to star in a weekly sitcom. Last year he took home his sixth Emmy award for Musical Arranger/Composer for a television them song entitled, “Meet Me at the Crossroads” for which he had written and performed for the PBS series, New South Crossings. Cook won a total of two Emmys for his work on that series.
Cook lives in Monroe, North Carolina and is a well-known activist in his community. He helped the Union County Sheriff’s Office deliver Christmas gifts to needy families this past Christmas as well as performing several benefit concerts in which tickets were waived and people were asked to bring clothing and food to the concerts to help the homeless of that area.
The Emmy Awards will be announced June 18th.