Atkins, Chet

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Guitarist and Nashville record producer. Born June 20, 1924. Died June 20, 2001. Career active late 1940s-1990s. Full name: Chester Burton Atkins. RCA country producer 1957-1970s, influential in shaping the Nashville Sound. Known as "Mr. Guitar," he is among the most recorded solo instrumentalists in the world. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame.

From the description of Oral history interview with Chet Atkins [sound recording] ; 1977 July 5; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1977 July 5. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58840959

From the description of Oral history interview with Chet Atkins [sound recording] ; 1992 September 18; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and John Knowles. 1992 Sept. 18. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841387

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creatorOf Atkins, Chet;. Oral history interview with Chet Atkins [sound recording] ; 1977 July 5; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Earle, Eugene. Eugene Earle collection, 1939-1980s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection fan club newsletters, 1952-1998. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Atkins, Chet;. Oral history interview with Chet Atkins [sound recording] ; 1992 September 18; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and John Knowles. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf White, Ruth (Ruth B.). Every highway out of Nashville / by Ruth White ; introductions by Chet Atkins & Eddy Arnold. Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
referencedIn Chet Atkins collection, [ca. 1979-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Hamilton, George, 1937-. George Hamilton IV Collection, 1956-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists A-C). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Atkins, Chet;. Oral history interview with Chet Atkins [sound recording] ; 1977 July 5; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Atkins, Chet;. Oral history interview with Chet Atkins [sound recording] ; 1992 September 18; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and John Knowles. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection transcription discs, 1940-1968. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Kahn, Ed. Ed Kahn collection, 1930-1999. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Loudermilk, John D. John D. Loudermilk collection, 1950-1991. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Atkins, Chet. person
associatedWith Earle, Eugene. person
associatedWith Green, Douglas B.; person
associatedWith Hamilton, George, 1937- person
associatedWith Kahn, Ed. person
associatedWith Knowles, John; person
associatedWith Loudermilk, John D. person
associatedWith Rumble, John W.; person
associatedWith White, Ruth (Ruth B.) person
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Sound recording executives and producers--Interviews
Country music--History
Guitarists--Interviews
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Birth 1924-06-20

Death 2001-06-30

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