Kristy Lee Cook (born January 18, 1984) is an American country singer who was born in Seattle, Washington, and was the seventh place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol. In 2005, Cook released her first album called Devoted. In June 2008, Cook signed to 19 Recordings.
Kristy Lee Cook was born in Seattle, Washington, to Larry and Carlene Cook. Her brother-in-law is American football quarterback John Dutton of the Arena Football League. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2001, at the age of 17, Cook signed her first contract with BMI. According to her RMG page, she signed with RCA Records/Arista Nashville in 1999, and was the first artist signed to Britney Spears’ production company. Spears agreed to make a cameo appearance in her first music video. However, RCA placed Cook and other younger artists on hold and then dropped her.
Cook auditioned for American Idol in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by singing “Amazing Grace”. All three judges liked her voice and sent her straight through to Hollywood.