Chet Atkins

On June 30, 2001, Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins, died aged 77. He was musician  (guitar), singer and producer, together with Owen Bradley, Atkins created country music style known as the “Nashville” sound. In his career, Atkins recorded more than 100 albums and has produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, Waylon Jennings,The Browns, Hank Snow, Porter Wagoner, Norma Jean, Dolly Parton, Dottie West, The Everly Brothers, Eddy Arnold, Don Gibson, Jerry Reed, Skeeter Davis and others. Throughout his career, Atkins earned numerous awards, including 11” Grammy Awards”, nine CMA “Instrumentalist of the Year” honors, “Lifetime Achievement Award” from NARAS and was inducted into the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”, “Country Music Hall of Fame” and “Museum and the Musicians Hall of Fame ”.

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