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Lorianne Crook (born February 19, 1957) is an American radio and television host, producer and writer. She is best known for her work on The Nashville Network programs This Week In Country Music and Crook & Chase with Charlie Chase.

Lorianne Crook
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Born (1957-02-19) February 19, 1957 (age 62)
EducationMcGavock High School
OccupationRadio and television personality
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Jim Owens (1985-present)

Early lifeEdit

Crook was born in Wichita, Kansas and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of McGavock High School in Nashville where she was a cheerleader.[citation needed] She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese and Russian languages.[1]


An award-winning TV personality,[1] Crook occasionally hosts Offstage with Lorianne Crook, a series of in-depth conversations with major country music artists for Great American Country (GAC). Subjects have included Kenny Chesney and Trace Adkins, Phil Vassar, Cowboy Troy and the band Lonestar. For a brief time, she was co-host of Candid Camera. Before her big break as a TV personality, she worked at KAUZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Wichita Falls, Texas/Lawton, Oklahoma in the 1980s.

Personal lifeEdit

Crook has been married since 1985 to television producer Jim Owens.[2]

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