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Chet Atkins


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Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1942–1996)

Chester Burton Atkins born 20 June 1924 - Died 30 June 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1942–1996) . was an American guitarist and record producer. Together with Owen Bradley, Atkins created the smoother music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music’s appeal to include adult pop music fans as well. His virtuoso picking style - inspired by Merle Travis, Django Reinhardt, George Barnes and Les Paul - brought him admirers both within and outside the country scene. Atkins produced records for Eddy Arnold, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, Jerry Reed, Connie Smith, and Waylon Jennings.


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  • El_Salvador7

    I love how much jazz is in this country boy... great guitarist.

    22 Jun 9:48pm Reply
  • tanysik777

    Приятно слушать, отрада для ушей :3

    18 May 7:14pm Reply
  • firstcellosuite

    Not sure why he hated carbs so much, but dude played a mean guitar

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HiddenInTheDark

    Właśnie zapoznałam się z jego twórczością i jestem zachwycona! (2)

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    мягкая такая гитарка, очень люблю подобное. трогает за душу.

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Bastard1

    Guy was a bit too talented to do all this ho-hum easy listening stuff... oh well.

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • larm0

    Great player.

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ersudoku

    Sweet! I've just received my free Riot Points! >> <<

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Richex

    Just people of good musical taste love Chet Atkins.

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • IamFlood

    Great player. Too bad he was the devil.

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • cobmaniac

    >> Maestro <<

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • KindYAK

    Mister Sandman, bring me a dream Make it the cutest that I've ever seen Give her two lips like roses in clover Then tell her that my lonesome nights are over

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Ruminator

    When I first picked up a guitar, 40-some years ago, I started looking for good players to listen to. I took a few lessons and learned something about the classical style (and literature). My second teacher's style was different -- he played a bass line with his thumb and the melody and support with his fingers. It was Atkins'-style. Atkins' arrangements don't always work for me, but his technical prowess and skill with arrangements for guitar was unparalleled -- and remains so to this day. I never got to hear him play live and that is my loss. All I have are his recordings, which has to be good enough.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • kaalper

    soft music!

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Coulrophobic

    he's undeniably one of the best guitarist of all time. as in ask ANY professional guitarist about chet atkins. He'd play the bass the rhythm and the melody ALL at the same time. His two hands and a gutiar made an entire band.

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • KinomiyaMichiru

    Love his Beatles tribute album!

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    This! IS WHAT I CALL DOODLEING ! music j

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Gumbertovich

    Ave Maria

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • UntilYouReform

    Really, under 500k? Sheesh. Chet is a legend.

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Benrachmian

    OMG he's so underrated

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
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