Tag Archives: Chet Atkins

Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?

Do my “profits” no harm….
Would Jesus Wear a Rolex
Performed By: Ray Stevens
Written By: Chet Atkins and Margaret Archer

Chet Atkins and Marcel Dadi, 1991 play a Chet Medley.

Chet plays a medley of his songs starting with Trambone, Freight Train, Avalon and finally Tiger Rag at the Atkins/Dadi festival in France in 1991.


Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins, Mister Guitar (1924)

Atkins got his first guitar by making a trade with his brother, and it was arguably the best deal he ever made. Although he struggled with shyness and suffered from severe asthma—he had to sleep sitting up and often fell asleep still holding his guitar—he became an accomplished guitarist and went on to release several hit records, develop a signature line of guitars, and help create country music‘s “Nashville sound.” What did “Mr. Guitar,” as he came to be known, trade to get that first guitar? More… Discuss