He was known as 'Mr Guitar'. One of the greatest and most
influential musicians in country music, Chet Atkins was
Cashbox magazine's Instrumentalist of the Year from 1953 to
1971. Additionally, he was an RCA Nashville producer from the
late '50s through to the mid-70's, masterminding sessions for
Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Don Gibson, Eddy Arnold, Hank
Snow, Waylon Jennings, Jim Reeves and countless others.