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Chet Atkins
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Age 77
Birthday 20 June, 1924
Birthplace Luttrell, Tennessee, USA
Died 30 June, 2001
Place of Death Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Height 6' (183 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Country Musician
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Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, amongst others created the smoother country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well. He was primarily known as a guitarist, but also played the fiddle and banjo and earlier the ukulele.

Filmography

117 Credits »
1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Chet Atkins
1977 Nashville 99 -
2004 About Us -
1977 Stroszek -
2014 Wild -
2014 Dolly: A Collection of Hits & Duets -
2012 Some Jerk with a Camera -
2010 Halloween Season -
2008 Recipes for Disaster -
2004 Surviving Christmas -
2003 Cold Case -

Songs

1,245 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Mister Sandman 1975
2 Yakety Axe 2000
3 Jam Man 1996
4 Take Five 2000
5 Black Mountain Rag
6 Yesterday 1966
7 Jingle Bell Rock 1905
8 Boo Boo Stick Beat 2000
9 I'll See You In My Dreams 2000
10 Jolly Old St. Nicholas 2014
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

12 Quotes »

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

In The News

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