Chet Atkins playing one of the classic Gretsch archtops he helped design

Chet Atkins playing one of the classic Gretsch archtops he helped design

Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well.

Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well.

Guitar playing doesn't get much better than this. Sure to send us all back to the woodshed. Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins

Guitar playing doesn't get much better than this. Sure to send us all back to the woodshed. Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins - Mr. Sandman (TV 1954)  (Just click on the image and give a minute, it'll play!)

Chet Atkins - Mr. Sandman (TV 1954) (Just click on the image and give a minute, it'll play!)

Chet Atkins C.G.P.

Chet Atkins C.G.P.

Chet Atkins - Christmas With Chet Atkins: buy LP, Album, RE at Discogs

Chet Atkins - Christmas With Chet Atkins: buy LP, Album, RE at Discogs

Steve Wariner, C.G.P.: My Instructional Tribute to Chet Atkins [DVD] [English] [2009]

Steve Wariner, C.G.P.: My Instructional Tribute to Chet Atkins [DVD] [English] [2009]

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