A couple of his original band members have come and gone.
And maybe worst of all: His beloved Kansas City Royals lost last year’s World Series (“Oh, I don’t want to talk about that,” he said, only partially laughing.)In retrospect, that moment when he stood on the “Idol” stage for the finale with David Archuleta doesn’t resonate now with Cook.“I just don’t think much about it at all,” he said.
“I don’t have any of those ‘pinch-me moments.’ I think mostly about all the fun we had as a group.
We lost one of the finalists, Michael Johns, but most of us have stayed in touch.
He’s sung at sporting events for the NBA, NFL and MLB, on “Saturday Night Live,” and before military personnel in Iraq and Kuwait.
All of which isn’t half bad for a guy who was tending bar in Tulsa, Okla., not long before his “Idol” coronation.
The not-so-good: After “Idol” and the subsequent riches the title brought forth, he bought a .3 million (as reported by TMZ) home in Los Angeles and later decided the L. lifestyle wasn’t for him, so he sold it and moved to Nashville.
His music (he’s a self-professed “rocker”) hasn’t been that highly acclaimed. He dated and has since broken up with former “Idol” contestant Kimberly Caldwell.
The nearly seven years in between is where it’s been interesting.The good: He’s made two records and is about to release No.