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  1. Guitar champion will be playing at ThumbfestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 29 | Times Herald

    ... Russel won the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in July. Some notable fingerstyle players are Chet Atkins, who Russell counts as an influence, and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. He said he also was influenced by Cuban classical ...


  2. She's gone country: Walker grad becomes publicist to starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 25 | Daily Mountain Eagle

    ... career in Nashville. Country music publicist Melissa Mathews is seen with country music guitarist and producer Chet Atkins, who used to invite her and her co-workers to his office to listen to his stories and listen to him play on the guitar. The ...


  3. Ray Stevens Receives Star on Nashville's Music City Walk of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 |

    ... Stevens arrived in Nashville in the early 1960s. Shortly after he would meet and form a lifelong friendship with Chet Atkins, produce the legendary Dolly Parton, and record with Waylon Jennings. He was also recruited to play on sessions with "The ...


  4. Arts / Guitar man home for a couple of rare showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Canberra City News

    ... guitar with him at a Hilton hotel gig in Australia. As a young man, Emmanuel also wrote to his greatest hero, Chet Atkins in Nashville, and was eventually rewarded with an invitation to "drop in", which was the beginning of a long, working ...


  5. Fingerstyle Singer-Songwriter Zak Trojano Debuts Wolf Trees + Announces Tour DatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 |

    ... out of the country blues tradition through years of immersion in the work of players as diverse as John Fahey, Chet Atkins, and Merle Travis. It was the exploration of solo performance that led to the guiding aesthetic of Wolf Trees. The songs were ...


  6. Music Review: Alien Country - 'Like My Life Depends on It'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... His musical influences include Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vivian Campbell, George Lynch, Chet Atkins, and Merle Travis. Yet Torres doesn't allow his influences to restrict his creativity. He injects musical twists and turns ...


  7. Tommy Emmanuel to play new song for late brother Phil at Nowra showRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | South Coast Register

    ... dancing around while cooking and washing, she was like Mary Poppins. His inspiration also draws from his "idol" Chet Atkins or "Mister Guitar" as he was known as, responsible for creating the country music style that came to be known as the ...


  8. Epstein Theatre Lines Up A Jam-Packed JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 |

    ... gives an insight into the lives and songs of some of our best loved guitar heroes, including: Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry , The Shadows, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Gary Moore, AC/DC... and many more. ...


  9. Connie Smith still singing about singingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Waco Tribune-Herald

    ... Her singing brought the Indiana native to Nashville more than 50 years ago and led producer and guitarist Chet Atkins to sign her to RCA Records, then the top country label, in 1964. That started a long career that would see three No. albums; 20 Top ...


  10. Flashback: 'I've Been Everywhere' Puts Hank Snow, Johnny Cash on the MapRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | RollingStone

    ... star Hank Snow, notched a Number One hit that traveled thousands of miles in under three minutes. Produced by Chet Atkins and recorded by Snow on this day, , at RCA's historic Studio B, "I've Been Everywhere" actually began its global journey on an ...


  11. Jim Lauderdale's range sparkles on two very different forthcoming albumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    ... deftly embroidered by the lead guitar of Chris Scruggs, whose performance recalls early Mark Knopfler more than Chet Atkins. On most of the record singer and fiddler Lillie Mae Rische and her brother Frank Rische expertly limn Lauderdale's singing ...


  12. Ahead of CRB Award, Steve Wariner Reflects on Changes In Nashville & Country Music Over the YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | Billboard

    ... be in the company of some of the people who have gotten it before like Glen Campbell and Merle Haggard. I think Chet Atkins was the very first, and there have been some great artists to receive it. So, I will be in very good company." He thinks back ...


  13. Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy and the Legends Jam to headline Blackberry JamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Williamson Herald

    ... has performed with some of the best performers in history, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, and Loretta Lynn. He's recorded 37 studio albums, had 13 singles enter the Billboard country charts, and in ...


  14. Alexander At Start Of Tennessee Girls State: Aim For The Top, There's More Room ThereRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 |

    ... real mayor - someone who does her best to bring out the best in our country, state and community. "The guitarist Chet Atkins used to say, 'In this life you have to be mighty careful where you aim because you are likely to get there.' And my ...


  15. Country Radio Broadcasters To Honor Steve Wariner, Charlie MorganRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 |

    ... and is one of only five guitar players in the world to be given the "CERTIFIED GUITAR PLAYER" (CGP) award by CHET ATKINS. "STEVE WARINER is still enjoying one of the most amazing careers in Country music history; singer, songwriter, GRAND OLE OPRY ...


  16. Gibson bankruptcy: What went wrong, and what lies ahead for Nashville-based iconRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | USA Today

    ... Gibson J-200 guitar in a 1957 MGM studio publicity photo. In this Feb. 19, 1977 file photo, Les Paul, right, and Chet Atkins, left, are presented Grammies by Dolly Parton and Freddie Fender, second from right, at 19th annual Grammy Awards in Los ...


  17. British Airways launches direct flight to Nashville from LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2018 | Daily Mail

    ... and you should. It's where more than 35,000 songs were recorded by the likes of Elvis, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbison, Chet Atkins and the Everly Brothers. Better still is the Tour Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, which celebrates


  18. Joshua Hedley writes immaculate classic country melodies-and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Chicago Reader

    Mr. Jukebox is the title of the debut album by Nashville singer and fiddler Joshua Hedley, but it's also his nickname-a walking encyclopedia of country music history, Hedley plays requests at the drop of a cowboy hat. On this album, his devotion to classic country is clear: there's the faux-Nudie suit he sports on the cover, pitch-perfect arrangements recalling the glory days of producers Owen Bradley and Chet Atkins, and melodies of the kind that George Jones and Conway Twitty would elevate into works of art.


  19. Country music Hall of Famers bring latest tour to CharlestonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... from the 1960s/'70s - all part of a $500,000 restoration effort. "Dave has moved into the office that was once Chet Atkins' office, and so his idea for the title, '17th Avenue Revival' was so appropriate and has more than one meaning ... It is ...


  20. The Sounds of the River Influence a Nation- Music Heritage in the Tennessee River ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | PRWeb

    ... driving trail as it takes you through the hills and valleys that produced legendary musicians- Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins, Jimmy Martin, and Roy Acuff. Don't miss a mid-day music performance broadcast live world-wide at the WDVX studios in Knoxville. ...