I have seen Katie Cook host several shows featuring country singers. She is terrific and I love her personality. What can you tell me about her?
—Charlotte T., Missouri
Katie Cook grew up in the country music world. Her father, Roger Cook, is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His country credits include Crystal Gayle's Talking in Your Sleep. On the pop side, he wrote The Fortunes' Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again and the theme song for the popular Coca-Cola commercial, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing. Katie, who was born in London and moved to Nashville at age 5, is following in her father's footsteps. The singer-songwiter has a publishing deal with EMI Records. She hosts CMT's newest interview series MWL Star and Grand Ole Opry Live. Cook became a hairdresser after high school and opened her own beauty shop, where most of her clients were musicians, producers, and writers. She worked on her own music, then moved back to England where she formed the country-tinged pop group Reno, which released an album on Curb Records before breaking up.