Chet Atkins Statue in Nashville, Tennessee - Encircle Photos

Chet Atkins Statue in Nashville, Tennessee

This likeness of Chet Atkins by sculptor Russ Faxon is so real you anticipate music coming from his Gretsch guitar. Beside the statue is an empty stool. So, go ahead, sit down and pretend you are listening to one of the world’s best guitar pickers. Or bring your own instrument and have a jam session. Atkins helped create the Nashville sound in the 1950s as both a musician and an RCA Victor record producer. He signed artists such as Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Connie Smith. Mr. Guitar also won numerous Grammy and Country Music Association awards plus has been inducted into three music halls of fame (Rock & Roll, Country Music and Musicians).

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5th Ave N and Union Street, Nashville, TN 37219

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