b: June 20, 1924, Luttrell, Tennessee, USA
d: June 30, 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Even though most know him as "Mr. Guitar" he was also a record producer for many big stars such as Elvis Presley. He invented what is known as "the Nashville sound" which was a smoother more jazz-like form country music. His guitar of choice was the Gretsch Country Gentleman.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 (Sidemen).
Chet Atkins Discography
- 12 Vocals
- 188 Instruments & Performance
- 222 Writing & Arrangement
- 30 Featuring & Presenting
- 4 Conducting & Leading
- 1070 Production
- 7 Technical
- 1 Visual
- 21 Acting, Literary & Spoken
- 6 Management