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Nashville Pros Rate the Top Country Guitarists of All Time

Hank Garland/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Tim Ghianni
Back in 1966, John Sebastian noted in his song “Nashville Cats,” that “there’s thirteen hundred and fifty-two guitar pickers in Nashville,” each of whom “played clean as country water.” Years later, he recalled, with a laugh, someone “with too much time on their hands” went through the local AFM book from 1966 and found out “I was only 30 off.”

Ricky Skaggs to Help Grand Ole Opry Celebrate its 87th Birthday

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 87th Birthday on Oct., 5 & 6 with star-packed shows. Ricky Skaggs, one of the most awarded artists in country and bluegrass music, will perform during a special Opry Birthday Concert at 1:00 p.m. Oct. 6. Following his performance, Skaggs will visit The Opry Shop from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., signing his new CD Music To My Ears. The Plaza in front of the Opry House will be abuzz with games, food, free live performances on the Opry Plaza stage including Casey James and more.http://www.cybergrass.com/node/1623

Chet Atkins Exhibit to Close Sunday at Country Music Hall of Fame

Chet Atkins, CGPNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is preparing to bid farewell to the cameo exhibit Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, Made Possible by the Gretsch Company, which opened in the museum's East Gallery on August 12, 2011. In recognition of the exhibit's July 15 finale, the museum is offering a packed lineup of Atkins-themed programs including a special program starring Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh on Saturday, June 30; additional concerts by some of Atkins' friends, peers and protégés; a series of film screenings; and daily instrument demonstrations. The exhibit was extended during April of this year.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Extend Chet Atkins Exhibit

Chet Atkins, CGPNASHVILLE, Tenn., April 12, 2012 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s special exhibition Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, which was originally scheduled to close June 11, 2012, has been extended through July 15, 2012, museum officials announced today. The exhibit is being held over in part to accommodate members of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, who will visit Nashville in July; the extension also allows the museum to present additional public programs exploring the Hall of Fame member’s robust career and lasting influence. Among the upcoming programming highlights are an April 28 interview with Jerry Bradley, and a May 5 concert saluting Jerry Reed.

Country Music Hall of Fame to Celebrate Chet Atkins with March Programs

Chet Atkins, CGPNashville, TN -- 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 begin at 1:30 p.m. in the museum's Ford Theater. Dr. Hood, a Chet Atkins scholar and finger-style guitarist, 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 Chet Atkins catalog. Pennington will also present a thumbpick guitar demonstration on March 4, at 1:00 p.m. in the museum's SunTrust Community Room.

Chet Atkins Family Bestows Final C.G.P. Honor on Paul Yandell

Paul Yandell CGPNashville, TN -- During his lifetime, the legendary Chet Atkins bestowed the title "C.G.P.," for "Certified Guitar Player," on only four guitar pickers: Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, the late Jerry Reed, and Steve Wariner. At a program Saturday marking the opening of the new Chet Atkins exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum®, Atkins' daughter Merle asked Steve Wariner to help her continue the tradition and read a proclamation that officially conferred the last and final "C.G.P." title on Paul Yandell, the master guitarist who had been Atkins' bandleader and confidant for over 30 years.

CMHoF to Open 'Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player' August 12

 Certified Guitar PlayerNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will pay tribute to one of country music's most versatile and visionary artists, Chet Atkins, with Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, a biographical exhibit opening Friday, August 12, 2011, for a 10-month run in the Museum's East Gallery. The exhibition, which is made possible through the generous support of the Gretsch Company with additional support provided by Great American Country Television Network, will run through June 11, 2012.

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