Kristy Lee Cook is an American country singer who was the seventh place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol. Cook was born in Seattle, Washington, to Larry and Carlene Cook. She is the youngest of three children. Her brother-in-law is American football quarterback John Dutton of the Arena Football League. She lives in Amarillo, Texas. with her husband Lee Orr and son Tillman.
In 2005, Cook released her first album called Devoted. In June 2008, Cook signed to 19 Recordings and Arista Nashville. She released her post-Idol album, Why Wait, on September 16, 2008. This album has produced her first chart single, “15 Minutes of Shame”, a Top 30 hit on the Billboard country charts. Her first single for Broken Bow Records, “Airborne Ranger Infantry”, was released on October 16, 2012.