Chet Atkins To Be Honored By Country Music Hall Of Fame
May 10, 2011 at 9:05 AM (PT)
The great musician/performer/producer and Record Executive, CHET ATKINS, will be honored by the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL of FAME and MUSEUM in NASHVILLE. The exhibition, “CHET ATKINS: CERTIFIED GUITAR PLAYER,” will open in the East Gallery of the museum on AUGUST 11th and will run through JUNE of 2012.
“CHET ATKINS was Country music’s ultimate Renaissance man, one of the greatest instrumentalists in American music history and a true musical savant,” said Museum Director KYLE YOUNG. “His signature guitar licks shaped recordings by scores of legendary artists, including the EVERLY BROTHER, ELVIS PRESLEY and KITTY WELLS, and his playing influenced future rock gods DUANE EDDY, GEORGE HARRISON, MARK KNOPFLER and many more. As a producer, CHETwas an architect of the ‘NASHVILLE SOUND,' and he was also a brilliant record executive who signed and propelled a generation of Country artists.”
For info on the exhibit visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.