Premier Guitar Looks At Chet Atkins Exhibit

The latest issue of Premier Guitar takes a look inside the Chet Atkins exhibit that is currently open at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. While the Grammy Awards, photos and instruments are all impressive, the magazine calls Atkins' legendary workbench a highlight. "It’s full of vacuum tubes, pickups, homemade effects boxes, snapshots,

Legendary Guitarist Paul Yandell Dies At 76

Legendary guitarist Paul Yandell, known for his longtime rhythm role alongside Chet Atkins, passed away Monday morning in Hendersonville, Tenn., following a lengthy battle with cancer. Yandell was Atkins' right-hand man for over 25 years, but he has also played on records from Dolly Parton, George Straight, Perry Como, Steve Wariner, Mary Chapin Carpenter and

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Hosts Reception for New Chet Atkins Exhibit

Photos by Donn Jones Photography The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the grand opening of the Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player exhibit on Wednesday night with a private reception. Approximately 200 guests, including Fred Gretsch, Atkins' daughter Merle Russell, Duane Eddy and James Burton, were warmly greeted by museum director Kyle Young. “Chet

Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Celebrates Annual Convention

That Great Gretsch Sound, via Chet “style” finger pickin’, echoed throughout the ballrooms, hallways and lobby at the beautiful Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., from July 13-16, 2011 during the 27th Annual “CAAS” (Chet Atkins Appreciation Society) convention. Folks from around the globe once again gathered to pay homage to Chester Burton Atkins

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Honor Chet Atkins

“Years from now, after I’m gone, someone will listen to what I’ve done and know I was here…they’ll hear my guitars speaking for me.” – Chet Atkins Sideman.  Studio musician.  Performer.  Recording Artist.  Producer.  Record Executive. In an industry known for multi-talented individuals, perhaps no one has achieved such a vast and varied resume as