ON THIS DAY IN 2001: CHET ATKINS PASSES AWAY

On this day in 2001: Chet Atkins passes away

On this day in 2001, Chet Atkins succumbed to cancer after a valiant fight. An influential guitarist and producer who helped create “The Nashville Sound,” he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and later, earned a Lifetime Achievement award from the GRAMMYS.

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