Imagine Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham (minus the fighting,) throw in some Tom Petty and Led Zeppelin, and add some Vince Gill and Alison Krauss harmonies, then you'll have a good idea of the inspiration behind SunKat's sound.
SunKat is an American Alt Country Rock, "California Country" duo made up of Katie Cook, former front woman for the band Reno and a face of CMT television, and Adam Shoenfeld, renowned studio musician and songwriter. After being friends for years, they took a chance on love. That love blossomed into a musical bond, and SunKat was born.
Photo: Josiah Clark
Raised in the music business (father is Hall of Fame Songwriter Roger Cook "Long Cool Woman," I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," "Talking in Your Sleep," I Believe in You," "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" ) Katie was destined to be in showbiz.
She fronted the band Reno and had a solo record deal with Curb records, but has truly found her voice in SunKat.
Katie has also enjoyed great success as a television host with CMT, where she has interviewed some of the world's most iconic artists from Dolly Parton to Taylor Swift.
In addition to being a lead guitarist for country superstar Tim McGraw, Adam is one of Nashville's go-to guitarists. He's been featured on hundreds of albums and #1 hits for artists such as Jason Aldean (musical director on every album), Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Steven Tyler, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich. Click HERE for full discography.
Adam wrote Faith Hill's number #1 song "Mississippi Girl" and Jason Aldean's "Laid Back."
Photo: Lori Young
A few songs from our self titled debut album.
One of our favorites to sing together.
Written with Jaime Kyle and Dave Jenkins (Pablo Cruise)
For all those who love and miss Tom Petty
For Katie's sister, Joanne. She is no longer with us, but this song was a gift from her and she lives on in our memories. Remember, "Special ain't a bad word."
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