Happy Birthday, Chet Atkins!

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The great Chet Atkins — who is not only considered by many to be the godfather of country guitar, but also a player who won enough Guitar Player Readers' Polls to be immortalized in the magazine's Gallery of the Greats and Hall of Fame — would have been 93 years old today.

Atkins — who is further honored and remembered through GP's ongoing Certified Legend Awards (Atkins founded a "club" of players he determined were "certified guitar players" during his lifetime) — passed away at 77 on June 30, 2001, after a transcendent career as a guitarist, songwriter, record-label executive, producer, and visionary. 

So, today, GP is celebrating his memory with a selection of video clips for you to enjoy...