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Chet Atkins
Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as "Mr. Guitar" and "The Country Gentleman", was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, who along with Owen Bradley
Owen Bradley
and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music's appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist. He also played the mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele. Atkins's signature picking style was inspired by Merle Travis. Other major guitar influences were Django Reinhardt, George Barnes, Les Paul, and, later, Jerry Reed.[1] His distinctive picking style and musicianship brought him admirers inside and outside the country scene, both in the United States and abroad
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Chester G. Atkins
Chester Greenough Atkins (born April 14, 1948) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He is a Democrat from Massachusetts.[1] Atkins was born in Geneva, Switzerland
Switzerland
on April 14, 1948, and graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School
Concord-Carlisle High School
of Concord, Massachusetts in 1966 and Antioch College
Antioch College
in 1970. Atkins was exposed to progressive politics on Antioch's highly politicized campus in the late-1960s and early-1970s. He was elected a member of the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
House of Representatives from 1970 to 1971 (at the time, the youngest ever elected in Massachusetts) and the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Senate from 1972 to 1984.[2] He was the first chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and later chaired the Senate Ways and Means Committee
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Record Producer
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.[1] A producer has many roles during the recording process.[2] The roles of a producer vary. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also:Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write.[3] Propose changes to the song arrangements, and Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer typically supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage
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Columbus, Georgia
Columbus is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Georgia and the county seat of the consolidated Muscogee County.[4] Columbus is the second-largest city in Georgia and the fourth-largest metropolitan area. According to the 2013 estimates from the U.S. Census
Census
Bureau, Columbus has a population of 202,824 residents, with 316,554 in the greater Columbus-Phenix City
City
metropolitan area. The metro area joins the nearby Alabama
Alabama
cities of Auburn and Opelika to form the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika Combined Statistical Area, which has an estimated population of 501,649. Situated at the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus is directly to the east across the Chattahoochee River
Chattahoochee River
from Phenix City, Alabama. Columbus lies 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Atlanta
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Georgia (U.S. State)
Georgia (/ˈdʒɔːrdʒə/ ( listen) JOR-jə) is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.[5] Named after King George II of Great Britain,[6] the Province of Georgia
Province of Georgia
covered the area from South Carolina
South Carolina
down to Spanish Florida
Spanish Florida
and New France
New France
along Louisiana (New France), also bordering to the west towards the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788.[7] In 1802–1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi
Mississippi
Territory, which later split to form Alabama
Alabama
with part of former West Florida
West Florida
in 1819
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Guitar
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.[1] The sound is projected either acoustically, using a hollow wooden or plastic and wood box (for an acoustic guitar), or through electrical amplifier and a speaker (for an electric guitar). It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the fingers, thumb or fingernails of the right hand or with a pick while fretting (or pressing against the frets) the strings with the fingers of the left hand. The guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning
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Fiddle
A fiddle is a bowed string musical instrument, most often a violin.[1] It is a colloquial term for the violin, used by players in all genres including classical music. Fiddle
Fiddle
playing, or fiddling, refers to various styles of music. The fiddle is part of many traditional (folk) styles of music which are aural traditions, taught 'by ear' rather than via written music.[2] Although violins and fiddles are essentially synonymous, more primitively constructed and smaller violins are more likely to be called fiddles
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Ukulele
The ukulele (/juːkəˈleɪliː/ yoo-kə-LAY-lee, from Hawaiian: ʻukulele [ˈʔukuˈlɛlɛ] (oo-koo-leh-leh); variant: ukelele)[1] is a member of the lute family of instruments. It generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.[2][3] Some strings may be paired in courses, giving the instrument a total of six or eight strings. The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete,[4] a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii
Hawaii
by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira
Madeira
and the Azores
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Clinch Mountain
Clinch Mountain
Mountain
is a mountain ridge in the U.S. states of Tennessee and Virginia, lying in the ridge-and-valley section of the Appalachian Mountains. From its southern terminus at Kitts Point, which lies at the intersection of Knox, Union and Grainger counties near Blaine, Tennessee, it runs in a generally east-northeasterly direction to Garden Mountain
Mountain
near Burke's Garden, Virginia. It separates the Clinch River basin, to the north, and the Holston River
Holston River
basin, to the south.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Music 4 Literature 5 Transportation crossings 6 See also 7 ReferencesGeography[edit]US-25E descending the south slope of Clinch MountainClinch Mountain
Mountain
is a long ridge, about 150 miles (240 km) in length
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Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Museum
in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music. Chartered in 1964, the museum has amassed one of the world's most extensive musical collections.[1]Contents1 History of the museum 2 Current museum 3 The Country Music Hall of Fame 4 The Museum
Museum
collection 5 Architecture and design 6 Timeline 7 Senior leadership 8 See also 9 Further reading 10 References 11 External linksHistory of the museum[edit] The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Museum
is one of the world's largest and most active popular music research centers and the world's largest repository of country music artifacts
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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie
Lake Erie
in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established on April 20, 1983, by Atlantic Records founder and chairman Ahmet Ertegun
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Country Music Association
The Country Music Association
Country Music Association
(CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. It originally consisted of 233 members and was the first trade organization formed to promote a music genre. The objectives of the organization are to guide and enhance the development of Country Music throughout the world; to demonstrate it as a viable medium to advertisers, consumers, and media; and to provide a unity of purpose for the Country Music industry. However the CMA may be best known to most country music fans for its annual Country Music Association Awards broadcast live on network television each fall (usually October or November).Contents1 About the CMA 2 List of CMA Award Winners 3 Events 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksAbout the CMA[edit] Initially, CMA's Board of Directors included nine directors and five officers. Wesley Rose, president of Acuff-Rose Publishing, Inc., served as CMA's first chairman of the board
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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime
Lifetime
may refer to:Life expectancy, the length of time a person is expected to remain aliveContents1 Television 2 Music 3 Other 4 See alsoTelevision[edit] Lifetime
Lifetime
(TV network), a cable television programming network geared towards women
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Grammy Award
"Hello"Record of the Year "24K Magic"A Grammy Award
Grammy Award
(stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy
The Recording Academy
to recognize achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest
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Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson
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Perry Como
Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with it in 1943.[1] "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history
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