Tuesday, June 21, 2011
CHRISTIAN RECORDING ARTIST DAVID L COOK TAKES HOME HIS 7TH EMMY AWARD
WHEN IT COMES TO AWARDS, DAVID L COOK IS NO STRANGER TO STANDING ON THE PODIUM MAKING AN ACCEPTANCE SPEECH.
Saturday, June 18th was no exception. David and his business partners Chris Nowels and John Errington took home the Emmy for Outstanding Excellence in a Live Event Lighting. The Emmys were a star studded event that included the likes of business mogul, Ted Turner. The irony to Turner’s appearance at the awards this year was that his son Rhett was nominated against David for Outstanding Excellence in a Live Event Audio. Turner took home the Emmy for that category.
Being the most decorated artist in the field of Christian Country music, David says he is humbled by the honor and is eager to move onto his next project. In fact, that project is right around the corner. On November 11th and 12th the Artists Music guild will be hosting its first convention at the former Heritage USA (PTL) complex which used to house the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker show. David is the Executive Board President of the Guild and says he is looking forward to having all of the artists together in one place.
David was nominated for a total of three Emmys this year. Last year David took the Emmy home for Outstanding Excellence for Arranging/Composing/Performance of a Television Theme Song and the year before that he scored the Emmy for Outstanding Excellence in a Television Audio/Score for the PBS series New South Crossings.
David who was the baby of the Cook Family Singers (ret 1980) has been a fixture in Christian music since the age of five. He holds the record of being the number one selling Christian Country artist of all time. He has been inducted into three Halls of Fame (International Country Gospel Music Association, Country Gospel Music Association and The World Christian Music Awards) and received the Dove Award nomination in 1999 for Christian Country Album of the Year. He has been nominated 17 times for the Emmys and has taken seven of them home.