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  1. 4 music obsessions of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 2 |

    ... fiery marathon of a show from The Fillmore in June . Watch the band perform "New Chevrolet in Flames" below. Chet Atkins and Dolly Parton duet The late great Chet Atkins and Tennessee darlin' Dolly Parton performed the first version of "Do I Ever ...


  2. Tommy Emmanuel Debuts Video for 'Looking Forward To The Past' feat. Rodney CrowellRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 |

    ... Apart. Produced by EMMANUEL--whom is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP)--ACCOMPLICE ONE opens with "Deep River Blues" featuring Grammy-winning Americana raconteur ...


  3. Wah-Wah Pedal: The Invention And Brief History [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 19 |

    ... some guitar players during the 1950s that came up with their own solutions for the effect. Country guitar legend Chet Atkins used a device he came up with on two of his songs - "Slinkey" and "Hot Toddy." Italian jazz guitarist Peter Van Wood has ...


  4. See Tommy Emmanuel, Amanda Shires' Wistful Cover of Madonna's 'Borderline'Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 14 | RollingStone

    Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is in collaborative mode for his forthcoming album Accomplice One , which arrives in early 2018. On the new collection, Emmanuel – designated a "Certified Guitar Player" by Chet Atkins – combines his staggering playing with an impressive cast of country and roots musicians including singer-songwriter Amanda Shires, with whom he reimagines Madonna's "Borderline."


  5. Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed and Don Schlitz Inducted into the Country Music Hall of FameRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    ... out of a common instrument. Forced to innovate, Reed used that thumb pick and intensive study of recordings by Chet Atkins, Django Reinhardt, Les Paul and others, to create a new manner of playing that eventually became known as "the claw," because ...


  6. Big Strokes: A Beginner's Guide to Sweep PickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | Guitar World

    Although often regarded as a "shredder's" technique, the notion of sweeping the pick across the strings to produce a quick succession of notes has been around since the invention of the pick itself. Jazz players from the Fifties, such as Les Paul, Barney Kessel and Tal Farlow, would use the approach in their improvisations, and country guitar genius Chet Atkins was known to eschew his signature fingerstyle hybrid-picking technique from time to time and rip out sweep-picked arpeggios, proving that the technique is not genre specific.


  7. Country Music Hall of Fame inducts Alan Jackson, Don Schlitz, Jerry ReedRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... it's all I know....Every dream I ever dreamed has come true and then some." Reed was one of only six musicians Chet Atkins bestowed with the title "Certified Guitar Player" (one of the other six was Atkins himself). The three living CGPs, Steve ...


  8. 5 Reasons Why Dire Straits Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2017 | KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

    ... Arms . Mark Knopfler has gone onto an interesting and varied solo career which includes working with Bob Dylan, Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris , Randy Newman and others, as well as doing soundtrack work for several films. In a decade full of guitar ...


  9. La. Tech names Kix Brooks distinguished artist in residenceRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | Washington Times

    ... from his longtime career to the university, including one of his first electric guitars, a guitar signed by Chet Atkins and his 2007 Top Vocal Duo of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music. University President Les Guice said he's proud to ...


  10. After life on the road, 'Prairie Home' guitarist dies at age 81Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    ... 1991 when we started doing more than half the broadcasts on the road. He was thrilled when one of of his heroes, Chet Atkins, became a regular on the show." Ringsak loved good jokes, Keillor wrote in his heartfelt email, "and whenever you met him, ...


  11. Using Country-Style "Chicken Pickin'" in MetalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | Guitar World

    One of my favorite sounds on the electric guitar is what's known as "chicken pickin'," which refers to a very distinct country-style picking approach that many of my favorite virtuoso country players have made great use of, such as Danny Gatton, Albert Lee, Chet Atkins and many others. I've worked on different approaches to chicken pickin' techniques for years, and I love to incorporate this distinct sound into metal-style solos.


  12. Hank Williams' 10 Best Songs: Critic's PicksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | Billboard

    ... of the 1964 film version of Williams' life, which starred George Hamilton. This 1952 recording - which featured Chet Atkins on guitar - was intended to be little more than a novelty number, but this Hank Williams song became a very important one in ...


  13. Cousin Harley Premiere "Deep South" from Their New Merle Travis Tribute AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Guitar Player

    ... believer that most guitar players are somehow influenced by Merle - they just don't realize it. He influenced Chet Atkins and Scotty Moore for starters, so I rest my case." Blue Smoke: The Music of Merle Travis , Cousin Harley's sixth studio effort, ...


  14. Jason Isbell confronts 'monsters in the closet'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... feedback to create a chord with the volume faders. "You could have done that on a Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison or Chet Atkins record," he says. "I'm a country person, probably, but that term is loaded. What I make is roots-oriented, and if the country ...


  15. Premier Country Show at Union FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2017 | The Harbor Times Soup

    ... Delta blues, country and jazz; and demonstrating a variety of distinct styles, including that of family friend Chet Atkins. At 7 p.m., the grandstand stage will welcome headliner Jake Worthington, the barely 20-something traditional country ...


  16. Keith Urban's tour stop at Northern Quest promises a night of hits - Wed, 16 Aug 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... since the late '50s. So you know, nothing has changed. It's just back then, the country purists were outraged at Chet Atkins for putting a string section on a country record. They would say he replaced the fiddle with violins to appeal to a more ...


  17. JD McPherson Premieres 'Lucky Penny' Music VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Guitar World

    JD McPherson has unveiled the music video for "Lucky Penny," the very first taste of his upcoming album, Undivided Heart & Soul The 11-song set was produced by McPherson and Dan Molad and recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio B-home of the Everly Brothers, Chet Atkins and countless other Music City legends. However, a great deal of the thought behind the heavy new disc struck McPherson during his time in the California desert, where he jammed with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme.


  18. Country singer Bobby Bare headlines at Daines Country Music Pick-NicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... Bare developed a unique sound that blended country with folk and pop elements. He was soon was signed by Chet Atkins in 1962 to RCA. Bare turned out a series of hits: Shame on You , (Mel Tillis and Danny Dill's) Detroit City , and 500 Miles from ...


  19. RCA Studio B Will Celebrate 60th Anniversary With Special Events and PerformancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 |

    Historic RCA Studio B in Nashville will celebrates its 60th anniversary from Aug. 17 through Oct. 29 with special surprise performances during random public tours and unique after-hours programming. Located on Music Row, the studio was once the recording home of country and pop music legends such as Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, Eddy Arnold, Bobby Bare, Floyd Cramer, the Everly Brothers, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and Jim Reeves, among others.


  20. Cree musician to invite Parksville into his living roomRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... Peekeekoot (primarily a guitarist) brings country folk stylings harkening back to the finger picking of Chet Atkins, but with his own native influences. From a musical family, he first learned to play guitar from a very early age, and travelled with ...