Musicians Famous Guitarists from Nashville

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Nashville, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Nashville are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Nashville guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

List ranges from Duane Allman to Waylon Payne and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Nashville?" and "Who are famous Nashville guitarists?"
Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Nashville
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Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1971 at the age of 24. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 and based in the Southeastern United States. In the early 1970s, the band had major success. Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band and in particular for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Allman at #2 in their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, second only to Jimi Hendrix and in 2011 he was ranked #9. His tone was named one of the greatest ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 25 (1946-1971)

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615, United States of America, United States, + more

Guitars Played: Gibson Les Paul

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Ellen McIlwaine is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for her career as a slide guitarist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Randy Scruggs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Nashville
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Randy Lynn Scruggs is a music producer, songwriter and guitarist. He had his first recording at the age of 13. He has won a Grammy Award and was twice named "Musician of the Year" at the Country Music Association Awards. He is the middle son of Earl Scruggs. As a songwriter, Scruggs's credits include "We Danced Anyway", "Love Don't Care", "Love Has No Right", "Don't Make It Easy for Me", "Chance of Lovin' You", and "Angel in Disguise". Scruggs has worked with many artists, including Michael Card, The Talbot Brothers, Waylon Jennings, George Strait and Emmylou Harris. His career dates back to the 1970 with the release of All the Way Home, a collaboration with his older brother Gary. Scruggs ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615, United States of America, United States, + more

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Waylon Payne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Nashville
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Waylon Malloy Payne is an American country singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He is the son of the country singer Sammi Smith. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, USA

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