Chet Atkins

by Chip
(Denver, CO)

Style, Technique, Influence on others, All styles of music.

Listen to him. Makes the impossible beautiful.

Country Music Association
1967 Instrumentalist of the Year
1968 Instrumentalist of the Year
1969 Instrumentalist of the Year
1981 Instrumentalist of the Year
1982 Instrumentalist of the Year
1983 Instrumentalist of the Year
1984 Instrumentalist of the Year
1985 Instrumentalist of the Year
1988 Instrumentalist of the Year

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Inducted in 1973

Grammy Awards
1971 Best Country Instrumental Performance with Jerry Reed - Me and Jerry
1972 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "Snowbird"
1975 Best Country Instrumental Performance with Merle Travis - The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show
1976 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "The Entertainer"
1977 Best Country Instrumental Performance with Les Paul - Chester and Lester
1982 Best Country Instrumental Performance - Country After All These Years
1986 Best Country Instrumental Performance with Mark Knopfler - "Cosmic Square Dance"
1991 Best Country Instrumental Performance with Mark Knopfler - "So Soft, Your Goodbye"
1991 Best Country Vocal Collaboration with Mark Knopfler - "Poor Boy Blues"
1993 Best Country Instrumental Performance with Jerry Reed - Sneakin' Around
1993 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award'
1994 Best Country Instrumental Performance with Asleep at the Wheel, Eldon Shamblin, Johnny Gimble, Marty Stuart, Reuben "Lucky Oceans" Gosfield & Vince Gill - "Red Wings"
1995 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "Young Thing"
1997 Best Country Instrumental Performance - "Jam Man"

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Posthumously inducted in 2002
Enough said!

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You name it, he would play it better than those in that particular genre.

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