|Birthname||Atkins, Chester Burton|
|born on||20 June 1924 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Luttrell (Union County), Tennessee, 36n12, 83w45|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||28°41' 12°10 Asc. 20°38'|
American country-western guitarist and songwriter who rose from poverty to international fame. A regular on the Grand Ole Opry from 1945-1953, he was most responsible for the "Nashville sound" that so popularized strings-laden music, starting in the 1950s. A recording artist, he not only did tours and concerts but played both classical and Country-West guitar, and he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973.
Growing up dirt-poor in Tennessee, Atkins was known for his easy-going style and total lack of arrogance, despite his towering stature and influence (on everyone from the Everly Brothers to Elvis). He had asthma as a kid, and suffered from stage fright.
He married Leona on 7/03/1946; one daughter, Merle. His autobiography was titled, "Country Gentleman."
After battling cancer for several years, Atkins died of cancer on June 30, 2001 at his country home in Nashville, TN..
- associate relationship with Colter, Jessi (born 25 May 1943)
- associate relationship with Presley, Elvis (born 8 January 1935). Notes: Music collaborators
- Work : Begin Major Project 1945 (Grand Ole Opry,1945-53)
- Work : Prize 1973 (Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame)
Bonnie Parker quotes him
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Asthma (As a child)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Phobias (Stage fright)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (From 1946)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Country Gentleman")
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (1973)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection