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Chet Atkins

  • Jun 20, 1924 - Jun 30, 2001 (age 77)
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2004
The Essential Chet Atkins: The Columbia Years
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AlbumAug 31, 2004

The Essential Chet Atkins: The Columbi…

The Essential Chet Atkins: …
The Essential Chet Atkins: The Columbia Years is a compilation recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins. The 15 tracks included here are from his recordings on the Columbia label from 1983 to the 1997. The tracks have all been digitally remastered.
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2001
Chet Atkins
PersonalJune 2001

Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins passed away.
2000
Guitar Legend: The RCA Years
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AlbumApr 4, 2000

Guitar Legend: The RCA Years

Guitar Legend: The RCA …
Guitar Legend: The RCA Years is a two-disc compilation recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins. The 50 tracks included here focus on his first recordings in 1947 to the 1977 release Nashville Guitar Quartet.
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SongJan 1, 2000

Jerry's Breakdown
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1997
The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World
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AlbumMar 11, 1997

The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the …

The Day Finger Pickers Took …
The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World is an album by American guitarist Chet Atkins and Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. Recorded when Atkins was 73, this was his last release of original material in the 20th century. "Smokey Mountain Lullaby" was nominated for the 1997 Grammy Award for Country Instrumental Performance.
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SongMar 11, 1997

Dixie McGuire
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Nomination1997

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Award1997

Billboard Music Century Award

Won Billboard Music Century Award.
1996
Nomination1996

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Award1996

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
SongJan 1, 1996

Maybelle
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1995
Nomination1995

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "All My Loving".
Grammy Award
Nomination1995

Vocal Event of the Year

Nominated for "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word".
Country Music Association Award
1994
Award1994

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won award for "Young Thing".
Grammy Award
Nomination1994

Album of the Year

Nominated for "Tribute to the music of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys".
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1994

Album of the Year

Nominated for "Rhythm, Country and Blues".
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1994

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "All My Loving".
Grammy Award
Simpatico
AlbumJan 1, 1994

Simpatico

Simpatico is an album by Suzy Bogguss and Chet Atkins, …
Simpatico is an album by Suzy Bogguss and Chet Atkins, released in 1994.
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Nomination1994

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Young Thing".
Grammy Award
1993
SongSep 20, 1993

Mister Sandman
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Award1993

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1993

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
1992
Award1992

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1992

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award1992

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nomination1992

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1992

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Tahitian Skies".
Grammy Award
Nomination1992

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
1991
Nomination1991

Vocal Event of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1991

Musician of the Year

Nominated for Country Music Association Award for …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Musician of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1990
SongOct 25, 1990

Classical Gas
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Neck and Neck
AlbumOct 9, 1990

Neck and Neck

Neck and Neck is a collaborative album by American guitarist …
Neck and Neck is a collaborative album by American guitarist Chet Atkins and British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on October 9, 1990 by Columbia Records. "Poor Boy Blues" was released as a single.
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SongJan 1, 1990

Yakety Axe
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Award1990

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
Grammy Award
Nomination1990

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "So Soft Your Goodbye".
Grammy Award
Award1990

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won award for "So Soft Your Goodbye".
Grammy Award
Nomination1990

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
Grammy Award
1989
Nomination1989

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "Poor Boy Blues".
Grammy Award
Award1989

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Won award for "Poor Boy Blues".
Grammy Award
1988
Award1988

Musician of the Year

Won Country Music Association Award for Musician of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1988

Musician of the Year

Nominated for Country Music Association Award for …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Musician of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1987
Nomination1987

Guitar Player of the Year

Nominated for Academy of …
Nominated for Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
Award1987

Guitar Player of the Year

Won Academy of Country …
Won Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
1986
Nomination1986

Guitar Player of the Year

Nominated for Academy of …
Nominated for Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
Award1986

Guitar Player of the Year

Won Academy of Country …
Won Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
1985
Award1985

Instrumentalist of the Year

Won Country Music …
Won Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Award1985

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won award for "Cosmic Square Dance".
Grammy Award
Nomination1985

Guitar Player of the Year

Nominated for Academy of …
Nominated for Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
Nomination1985

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1985

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Cosmic Square Dance".
Grammy Award
1984
Award1984

Instrumentalist of the Year

Won Country Music …
Won Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1984

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1984

Guitar Player of the Year

Nominated for Academy of …
Nominated for Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
1983
Nomination1983

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Award1983

Instrumentalist of the Year

Won Country Music …
Won Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1982
Nomination1982

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Award1982

Instrumentalist of the Year

Won Country Music …
Won Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1981
Award1981

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won award for "Country After All These Years".
Grammy Award
Award1981

Instrumentalist of the Year

Won Country Music …
Won Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1981

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1981

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Country After All These Years".
Grammy Award
1980
Nomination1980

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1979
Nomination1979

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1978
Nomination1978

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Nomination1978

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Chester & Lester".
Grammy Award
1977
Nomination1977

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1977

Guitar Player of the Year

Nominated for Academy of …
Nominated for Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
1976
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Award1976

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won award for "Chester & Lester".
Grammy Award
Nomination1976

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Nomination1976

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Chester & Lester".
Grammy Award
Chester & Lester
AlbumJan 1, 1976

Chester & Lester

Chester & Lester is a collaborative album by guitarists Chet …
Chester & Lester is a collaborative album by guitarists Chet Atkins and Les Paul released in 1976. It was recorded in the mid-1970s when Atkins was in his fifties and Paul in his sixties. Atkins coaxed Paul out of his decade-long retirement for this recording. The liner notes state there is very little overdubbing and the majority of the album was live in the studio.
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1975
Award1975

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1975

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1975

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1974
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Nomination1974

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show".
Grammy Award
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Award1974

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won award for "The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show".
Grammy Award
Nomination1974

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1973
Nomination1973

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1972
Nomination1972

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1971
Award1971

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1971

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1971

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Pickin' My Way
AlbumJan 1, 1971

Pickin' My Way

Pickin' My Way is the forty-first studio album by guitarist …
Pickin' My Way is the forty-first studio album by guitarist Chet Atkins. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Country charts. The liner notes are by Johnny Cash.
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Nomination1971

Guitar Player of the Year

Nominated for Academy of …
Nominated for Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
1970
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Nomination1970

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Me and Jerry".
Grammy Award
Nomination1970

Guitar Player of the Year

Nominated for Academy of …
Nominated for Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year.
Academy of Country Music Award
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Award1970

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Won award for "Me and Jerry".
Grammy Award
Nomination1970

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1969
Nomination1969

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Award1969

Instrumentalist of the Year

Won Country Music …
Won Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1968
Nomination1968

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Award1968

Instrumentalist of the Year

Won Country Music …
Won Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1967
Nomination1967

Instrumentalist of the Year

Nominated for Country Music …
Nominated for Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
Award1967

Instrumentalist of the Year

Won Country Music …
Won Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
Country Music Association Award
1965
Best Country Album
Award1965

Best Country Album

Won award for "More of That Guitar Country".
Grammy Award
Best Country Album
Nomination1965

Best Country Album

Nominated for "More of That Guitar Country".
Grammy Award
1964
Best Country Album
Award1964

Best Country Album

Won award for "Guitar Country".
Grammy Award
Best Country Album
Nomination1964

Best Country Album

Nominated for "Guitar Country".
Grammy Award
1946
Leona Johnson
Marriage1946

Leona Johnson

Married Leona Johnson.
1924
Chet Atkins
BirthJune 1924

Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins was born.
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