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Chet Atkins (I) (1924–2001)


Chet Atkins was an A&R (artist and repertoire) executive for RCA Victor Records from 1958 until 1974, producing recordings for such artists as Elvis Presley, Bobby Bare, Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, Skeeter Davis, Waylon Jennings, Duane Eddy, The Browns, Charley Pride, Hank Snow and The Everly Brothers, to name just a few. In the early 1960s, at the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Michael
Michael Soundtrack
(1996)
Wild
Wild Soundtrack
(2014)
Neil Diamond: Under a Tennessee Moon
Neil Diamond: Under a Tennessee Moon Himself - Guest Artist
(1996)
Stroszek
Stroszek Composer
(1977)

Filmography

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 2017 Big Little Lies (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Get What You Need (2017) ... (writer: "How's the World Treating You?" (as "That's How the World Treating You?") - uncredited)
 2014/I Wild (writer: "How's the World Treating You")
 2014 Dolly: A Collection of Hits & Duets (Video) (performer: "I Can't Stop Loving You")
 2012 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Thirty Years of EPCOT Part Three: The 1990s and 2000s (2012) ... (performer: "Imagine")
 2010 Halloween Season (Short) (performer: "Mr. Sandman")
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (performer: "Winter Walking")
 2008 Katastrofin aineksia (Documentary) (performer: "Mr.Sandman")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame (Video) (performer: "Yakety Axe")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... ("Deed I Do", "Avalon")
 2006 Best of Country Live! (Video) (performer: "The Poor People of Paris" (La Goualante du Pauvre Jean))
 2004 Surviving Christmas (performer: "Jingle Bell Rock")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Boy in the Box (2004) ... (writer: "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" - uncredited)
 1996 Michael (arranger: "Ave Maria; Op.52, No.6" (1825)) / (performer: "Young Thing" (1994), "Ave Maria; Op.52, No.6" (1825), "Sweet Dreams" (1955), "Dream" (1944)) / (producer: "Young Thing" (1994), "Ave Maria; Op.52, No.6" (1825), "Dream" (1944)) / (writer: "Young Thing" (1994))
 1996 Fly Away Home (performer: "Yakety Axe")
 1996 Neil Diamond: Under a Tennessee Moon (TV Special documentary) ("Blue Highway")
 1996 Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary (TV Special) (performer: "Oh, Lonesome Me")
 1994 Ralph Emery on the Record (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dolly (1994) ... (performer: "Longer Than Always")
 1993 Josh and S.A.M. (performer: "Hot Mocking Bird")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nashville Memories (1988) ... (performer: "Long Journey Home/Foggy Mountain Top")
 1977 Stroszek (performer: "On the Way Down to Phoenix", "The Last Thing on My Mind") / (writer: "On the Way Down to Phoenix")
 1976 Dinah! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.88 (1976) ... (performer: "The Night Atlanta Burned")
 1975 9th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Bicentennial Medley")
 1975 In Concert (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.15 (1975) ... (performer: "Chaplin in New Shoes", "The Entertainer (Theme from the motion picture THE STING)", "Colonel Bogey", "John Henry")
  The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Chet Atkins (1974) ... (performer: "Lara's Theme" (guitar instrumental), "Blowing in the Wind / I Want You / Don't Think Twice / Nine Pound Hammer Medley" (instrumental))
- Chet Atkins (1973) ... (performer: "Muskrat Ramble", "Mr. Bojangles", "Poison Love (partial)") / (writer: "Tennessee Stud/ Send Me The Pillow You Dream On/ How's The World Treating You?/ I Don't Hurt Anymore Medley")
  The Partridge Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1973) (music - 1 episode, 1973)
- Maid in San Pueblo (1973) ... (lyrics: "Workin' On A Groovy Thing") / (music: "Workin' On A Groovy Thing")
 1970-1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- History of Country Music: Part 2 (1971) ... (performer: "Windy and Warm")
- Episode #1.30 (1970) ... (performer: "Back Home in Indiana", "Country Gentleman", "Mister Sandman", "Wildwood Flower", "Freight Train")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Oh Lonesome Me")
 1968 The Best on Record (TV Special) (performer: "Battle Hymn Of The Republic")
 1964 The Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.25 (1964) ... (performer: "He'll Have to Go", "That Hound Dog in the Window", "The End of the World", "Does Anybody Here Play the Piano" - uncredited)
 1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (performer: "The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs")
  Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode, 1959) (performer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Episode #3.6 (1959) ... (writer: "Oh Lonesome Me")
- Episode #3.1 (1959) ... (performer: "Black Mountain Rag")
 1956 Grand Ole Opry (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 April 1956 (1956) ... ("Wild Card", uncredited) / (performer: "The Poor People of Paris" (La Goualante du Pauvre Jean))
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Chet Atkins Plays Great Movie Themes" (1961/RCA Victor) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me. See more »

Trivia:

Played guitar on many classic recordings, such as Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel", Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart", and the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up, Little Susie". See more »

Nickname:

Country Gentleman See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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