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The Best Chet Atkins Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 920 votes 91 voters 4.4k views103 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

List of the best Chet Atkins albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Chet Atkins discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Chet Atkins albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Chet Atkins singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Chet Atkins album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Chet Atkins album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Chet Atkins album of all time?" or "What are the top Chet Atkins albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Examples of albums on this list include East Tennessee Christmas and Christmas with Chet Atkins.

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  • 1

    Release Date1955

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music, Classical music

  • 2
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    9

    Neck and Neck

    Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler

    Release Date1990

    TracksSo Soft, Your Goodbye, Sweet Dreams

    Length (mins)00:38:28

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 3
    27
    2

    Sneakin' Around

    Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed

    Release Date1992

    TracksCajun Stripper, Summertime, The Claw

    Length (mins)00:46:35

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 4

    Release Date1983

    TracksThe Christmas Song, The Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Country, Christmas music

  • 5
    24
    4

    Chester & Lester

    Les Paul, Chet Atkins

    Release Date1977

    TracksIt Had to Be You, 'Deed I Do, Caravan

    Genres (Music)Country, Jazz

  • 6

    Release Date1961

    TracksBlue Christmas, White Christmas, The First Noel

    Genres (Music)Christmas music

  • 7
    18
    0

    Release Date1956

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music, Classical music

  • 8
    18
    0

    Almost Alone

    Chet Atkins

    Release Date1996

    TracksMaybelle, Big Foot, Mr. Bo Jangles

    Length (mins)00:40:38

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 9

    Release Date1966

    TracksMichelle, If I Fell, I'll Cry Instead

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Country, Pop music

  • 10

    Release Date1953

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 11
    16
    2

    Me & Chet

    Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed

    Release Date1972

    TracksI Saw the Light, Jerry's Breakdown, Serenade to Summertime

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 12
    20
    6

    Sails

    Chet Atkins

    Release Date1987

    TracksUp in My Treehouse, Wobegon (The Way It Used to Be), Sometime

    Length (mins)00:45:08

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Country, Jazz

  • 13
    16
    2

    Guitar Monsters

    Les Paul, Chet Atkins

    Release Date1978

    Genres (Music)Country, Jazz

  • 14
    16
    6

    The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show

    Merle Travis, Chet Atkins

    Release Date1974

    TracksBoogie for Cecil, I'll See You in My Dreams, Muskrat Ramble

    Genres (Music)Country, Bluegrass

  • 15
    13
    2

    Me and My Guitar

    Chet Atkins

    Release Date1977

    TracksKentucky Derby, Dill Pickles Rag, Rubber Doll Rag

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 16
    13
    2

    Release Date1960

    TracksDelicado, El Relicario, Streets of Laredo

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music, Classical music

  • 17
    13
    2

    Hometown Guitar

    Chet Atkins

    Release Date1968

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 18
    11
    0

    Alone

    Chet Atkins

    Release Date1973

    TracksBlue Finger, Me and Bobby McGee, The Watkins Man

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 19

    Release Date1966

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 20
    11
    2

    Release Date1997

    TracksNews From the Outback, Road to Gundaghi / Waltzing Matilda, To 'B' or Not to 'B'

    Length (mins)00:36:21

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Bluegrass

  • 21

    Release Date1953

    TracksLover, Come Back to Me, The Third Man Theme

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 22

    Release Date1959

    TracksArmen's Theme, Theme From "Picnic", The Three Bells

    Length (mins)00:35:52

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 23

    Release Date1969

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 24
    14
    8

    Chet, Floyd & Boots

    Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer

    Release Date1971

    TracksHot Mocking Bird, Yakety Sax, Temptation

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 25
    10
    4

    Smell the Flowers / Jerry Reed

    Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed

    Release Date1970

    TracksAlabama Wild Man, It Don't Work That Way, Almost Crazy

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music