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Posted: February 27, 2012
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will present two special programs next month in support of the exhibition Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player.
On March 3, The Life and Times of Chet Atkins by Dr. Richard Hood will be presented in the museum’s Ford Theater. Hood, an Atkins scholar and finger-style guitarist himself, will trace Atkins’ life from his rural childhood to his career as a legendary guitarist and producer. Ben Hall and Eddie Pennington, both winners of the National Thumbpicking Championship, will perform selections from the Atkins catalog. Pennington will also present a thumbpick guitar demonstration on March 4.
Then on March 17, the museum will host Chet Atkins at Studio B, a panel discussion featuring some of Atkins’ closest associates. RCA crossover artists Bobby Bare (“Detroit City”) and Jim Ed Brown (“The Three Bells”), background singer Delores Dinning Edgin, studio guitarist Ray Edenton, and hit songwriter John D. Loudermilk (“Abilene”) will share stories of their work with Atkins, providing insights into what made him one of country music’s most successful producers of all time. The program will be streamed live on the Country Music Hall of Fame’s official website.
Following the panel discussion, Hall will present The House That Chet Built: A Chet Atkins Tour of Historic RCA Studio B. This unique guided tour will show how Atkins worked in his longtime recording home, logging many hours as a musician and a producer and cutting records that helped define the classic Nashville sound.
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Posted: January 26, 2012
This Sunday at 2 p.m., the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville will screen a legendary concert film featuring Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed from 1992.
Taped at the Bottom Line, the duo scheduled the show after putting out a Grammy Award-winning album titled Sneakin’ Around.
The two finger-style guitar giants banter on stage and play such tunes as “Waltz for the Lonely,” “Vincent,” “Three Little Words.”
Fellow guitarists Pat Bergeson and Paul Yandell also contribute to the concert.
The screening is being held as part of the Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player exhibit.
For more information, visit the exhibit’s website, and view part of the Atkins and Reed show below: