Elizabeth Cook kicks off satellite radio show
Monday, October 29, 2007
– Traditional country singer Elizabeth Cook will kick off a new weekly show, Apron Strings, on SIRIUS Satellite Radio's Outlaw Country channel in November.
Cook, who released "Balls," her fourth album produced by Rodney Crowell earlier this year, will host the five-hour show from Nashville starting Friday, Nov. 2 at 6 a.m.
Apron Strings will be a mix of music, recipes and household cleaning tips. Cook will bring a female perspective to the channel, where she will join Steve Earle, Mojo Nixon, Cowboy Jack Clement, Shooter Jennings and John Anderson.
Cook is about to launch a short tour of England with Jim Lauderdale in November.
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