Marty Stuart & Brian Setzer
A true country gentleman and the architect of the Nashville sound.
He established the much-storied Studio B. His signature picking style allowed him to play a bassline and a melody simultaneously. Chet Atkins was an innovator in every sense of the word.
Marty Stuart and Brian Setzer Induct Chet AtkinsMarty Stuart and Brian Setzer Induct Chet Atkins at the 2002 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Chet Atkins' grandson accepts on his behalf.
Marty Stuart and Brian Setzer Induct Chet Atkins00:06:02
Hall of Fame Essay
Guitarist, songwriter, producer, talent scout, confidante - Chet Atkins, who passed away on June 30, 2001, played so many roles so well for so long that to enumerate his contributions would take more than a few pages and indeed merit a book length treatise.
To point out that he has sold more than thirty-five million albums as a solo artist, won fifteen Grammy Awards (including Lifetime Achievement) and changed the course of country music as a producer only scratches the surface of his legacy.
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