Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player

Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player

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Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player
  • Suzy Bogguss Toasts Chet Atkins

    During this 2011 program, Suzy Bogguss performs a selection of songs, including several she recorded with Chet Atkins, and reminisces about her friendship and creative collaboration with the guitar great and Country Music Hall of Fame member.

    Bogguss opens with two 1991 hits, “Outbound Plane” a...

  • Steve Wariner • Tribute to Chet Atkins, 2012

    Steve Wariner pays tribute to Chet Atkins during this 2012 program at the Country Music Hall of Museum, sharing stories about the Country Music Hall of Fame member and performing a mix of Atkins’ songs and his own hits.

    The first words Wariner remembers saying to his musical hero: “Shut up.” (He...

  • Tommy Emmanuel Honors Chet Atkins in Story and Song

    Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel—a Chet Atkins protégé and one of only five guitarists honored with a “Certified Guitar Player” or C.G.P. award by the guitar legend—performs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in support of its exhibition “Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player.”

    During th...

  • Chet Atkins Tribute Concert • Friends and Flame Keepers

    At a 2012 tribute concert honoring guitar great Chet Atkins, friends, family, and flame-keepers of his sound gather to spotlight and celebrate the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s enduring contributions to country music history.

    John Knowles, whom Atkins honored with the C.G.P. (“Certified Gu...