Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well.
'Mr. Guitar' Chet Atkins was born today 6-20 in 1924. He recorded more than 100 records and preformed for well over 50 years. Atkins helped get the Everly Brothers going with a record contract and produced many artists through the years. He passed in 2001.