|Birth name||Chester Burton Atkins|
|Also known as||
The Country Gentleman
June 20, 1924|
Luttrell, Tennessee, US
|Died||June 30, 2001(aged 77)|
|Genres||Country, classical, folk, jazz|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Years active||1942 – 2001|
His guitar picking style was inspired by Merle Travis, Django Reinhardt and Les Paul and brought him admirers both in the United States and internationally as well as earning him the nickname "Mister Guitar."
Chet Atkins received many honors including 14 Grammy Awards as well as the "Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award." He won nine Country Music Association "Instrumentalist of the Year" awards, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.