My Tribute to Chet Atkins

My Tribute to Chet Atkins

by Steve Wariner


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My Tribute to Chet Atkins

Steve Wariner has placed dozens of hits on the country charts over the past three decades, traversing the many styles and moods of contemporary country. But this time around it's all about payback: No one had a greater influence on Wariner than the late guitar god Chet Atkins, and the purpose of this album is solely to acknowledge that debt. Wariner has released all-instrumental recordings before, but never one devoted to a single musician. The 11 tracks here include a handful of songs associated with Atkins but most are Wariner compositions in which he showcases Atkins' style. The set begins with one called "Leavin' Luttrell," its name taken from Atkins' hometown of Luttrell, TN. It's meant to capture the essence of Atkins' earliest work and it does so admirably. Other tracks tap into the honky tonk fiddle tunes, the orchestral countrypolitan sound, and even the versatile Atkins' flirtations with jazz. "Reeding Out Loud" is a double tribute, honoring not only Atkins but the late Jerry Reed, one of the many artists with whom Atkins worked, while "Producer's Medley" is exactly what it says it is: a careful fusion of bits from songs associated with everyone from the Everly Brothers to Skeeter Davis to Perry Como, three of the countless artists Atkins produced. Throughout the album, Wariner's guitar work is crisp, sharp and smart -- he never attempts to imitate Atkins but he manages to embody him nonetheless.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2009
Label: Selectone Records
UPC: 0826411200828
catalogNumber: 2008

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Wariner   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Flute,Castanets
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
David Hungate   Bass
Paul Leim   Drums
Jimmy Mattingly   Fiddle
Paul Yandell   Electric Guitar
Tony Migliore   Piano
Ron Gannaway   Percussion,Drums
Jeff Guernsey   Fiddle,Mandolin
Terry Wariner   Drums
Randy Hart   Piano,Keyboards,Vibes,fender rhodes
Jeff Guernsey   Fiddle,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Don Gibson   Composer
Jerry Reed   Composer
Steve Wariner   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Don McLean   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
John Knowles   Liner Notes
Rick Carnes   Composer
Manny Curtis   Composer
Jimmy Mattingly   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Composer
Bergen White   Arranger,String Arrangements
D. Bergen White   Arranger,String Arrangements
Randy Gardner   Engineer
Jill Corey   Composer
Natalicio Moreyra Lima   Composer
Kent Blazy   Composer
Dick Manning   Composer
Marilyn Schack   Composer
Freddy Friday   Composer
Jean Villard   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bert Reisfeld   Composer
Johnny Hathcock   Composer
Luellyn Latocki   Art Direction
Jeff Crump   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Karen Byrd   Publicity
Andy Baggett   Graphic Design
Miranda Crump   Illustrations
Ray Winkler   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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