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Name - Chester Burton Atkins(1924-2001) Stage Name - Chet Atkins
Instrument - Gibson, Gretsch

Country music would still be a regional style of music if Chet Atkins hadn't broken into the pop music scene in the 50's. Working at many radio stations, his work finally reached the ears of the RCA label. He was invited to play at the Grand Old Opry and became a studio musician for RCA playing behind some of Country's greats. He was also a fine Jazz guitarist as well recording with the Columbia record label in the 80's also recording with Dire Straights, Marc Knopfler.

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