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Chet Atkins
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    (June 20, 1924-June 30, 2001)
    Born in Luttrell, Tennessee
    Country Music Hall of Fame (1973)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2002)
    CMA Instrumentalist of the Year (1967-1969, 1981-1985, 1988)
    Grammy Best Country Instrumental Performance (1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997)
    Grammy Best Country Vocal Collaboration (1991)
    Recorded for RCA and Columbia
    Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1993)
    He dropped out of high school.
    As a kid he owned a pistol.
    Although his music was country and folk he is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2002).
    He alienated die-hard country fans by moving into a more pop style.
    As an answer to the Atkins Diet, a Chet Atkins Diet was named after him.
    He was a co-creator of the Nashville sound turning country music pop.
    He produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers and Skeeter Davis
    He won 14 Grammy's and 9 CMAs
    His parents divorced when he was just 6.
    He had asthma. He slept in a chair due to his asthma attacks.
    He performed concerts to save schools.
    The Chet Atkins Parkway in Georgia is named for him.

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