|Born||June 8, 1951|
|Died||December 25, 2020 (aged 69)|
Reidsville, North Carolina
|Genres||Bluegrass, country, folk|
David Anthony "Tony" Rice (June 8, 1951 – December 25, 2020) was an American musician and songwriter. He was born in Danville, Virginia but grew up in Los Angeles, California. He is famous for his skill at playing acoustic guitar.
He has played in music groups with J. D. Crowe, Norman Blake, and David Grisman, Jerry Garcia and Alison Krauss. His own band is called the "Tony Rice Unit." He also plays in a group with his brothers.
In 1983 Rice won a Grammy Award for "Best Country Instrumental Performance."