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Chet Atkins

Country Musician. Known as "Mr. Guitar" and considered the most-recorded solo instrumentalist in music history, he was born in the small town of Luttrell, Tennessee in 1924. His guitar style influenced such pop greats as Mark Knopler, George Harrison, Duane Eddy, George Benson and many other recording artist. As head of RCA Records in Nashville, he propelled an entire generation of country music stars to fame, such as Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, Charley Pride, Hank Snow, Porter Wagoner and many more artists. His guitar studio work is featured on countless recordings for so many Nashville legends. He built the famous RCA Studio B, and there he produced and recorded some of the world most popular music. Elvis Presley recorded many of his pop hits there, such as the hit "Heartbreak Hotel" which featured Chet on the lead guitar. He garnered many music awards, winning nine CMA musician of the year awards and 14 Grammys.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23366
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chet Atkins (20 Jun 1924–30 Jun 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23366, citing Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .