Chet Atkins

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Birthday
20, 1924
Birthplace
Luttrel, TN
Death Date
Jun 30, 2001 (77)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
20, 1924
Birthplace
Luttrel, TN
Death Date
Jun 30, 2001 (77)

About

Guitarist, vocalist, and record producer who recorded with many different performing artists, from Elvis to Hank Williams. He has won the Instrumentalist of the Year honor from the Country Music Association nine times.

Before Fame

He traded an old pistol and did some chores for a guitar when he was nine. He began playing seriously when he was in high school.

Trivia

He received fourteen Grammy Awards for his distinctive Nashville guitar sound.

Family Life

He married Leona Johnson on July 3, 1946 and they had one child together.

Associated With

He once produced records for Eddy Arnold.