Chet Atkins



Chet Atkins
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Rating
Active
1942 to 1996
Born
June 20, 1924 in Luttrell
Died
June 30, 2001
Location
Luttrell, Tennessee, United States
Biography
Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as "Mr. Guitar" and "The Country Gentleman", was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music's appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist. He also played the mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele. Atkins' signature picking style was inspired by Merle Travis.
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Top Songs by Chet Atkins


Sweet Dreams

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The Third Man Theme

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Mister Guitar

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

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Third Man Theme

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Polka Dots and Moonbeams

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The Poor People of Paris (Jean's Song)

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Neck and Neck

Tears

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The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise

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Me And Chet

Liebestraum

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Me And Chet

All I Ever Need Is You

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


It's a Guitar World

It's a Guitar World

Chet Atkins July 1, 2014

12 Tracks

My Favorite Guitars

My Favorite Guitars

Chet Atkins July 1, 2014

12 Tracks

More of That Guitar Country

More of That Guitar Country

Chet Atkins December 17, 2013

12 Tracks

In Three Dimensions

In Three Dimensions

Chet Atkins January 18, 2013

12 Tracks

The Best of Chet Atkins

The Best of Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins February 8, 2012

19 Tracks

The Other Chet Atkins

The Other Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins February 8, 2012

12 Tracks

Reflections

Reflections

Chet Atkins April 26, 2011

10 Tracks

The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show

The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show

Chet Atkins April 19, 2011

11 Tracks

Me and Jerry

Me and Jerry

Jerry Reed September 28, 2010

10 Tracks

More Artist Info


Genres
Hip-Hop/Rap

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