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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Tennessee, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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.

Examples of items on this list include Duane Allman and Carl Perkins.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Tennessee?" and "Who are famous Tennessee guitarists?"

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Carl Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Carl Smith Died at 83 (1927-2010)

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Chet Atkins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Chet Atkins Died at 77 (1924-2001)

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Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Duane Allman Died at 25 (1946-1971)

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Carl Perkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Carl Perkins Died at 66 (1932-1998)

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Gary Talley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Gary Talley age 70

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Waylon Payne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Waylon Payne age 45

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Ellen McIlwaine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee

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Randy Scruggs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Randy Scruggs age 64

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Arthur Gunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Arthur Gunter Died at 50 (1926-1976)

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Norman Blake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Norman Blake age 79

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Frank Stokes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Frank Stokes Died at 67 (1888-1955)

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Bill Black is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Bill Black Died at 39 (1926-1965)

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Eric Gales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Eric Gales age 43

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Luther Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee

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Harold Bradley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee

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Paul Worley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Paul Worley age 67

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Bruce Bouillet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee

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Shawn Lane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Shawn Lane Died at 40 (1963-2003)

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Abu Talib is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Abu Talib Died at 70 (1939-2009)

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Mark Warner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee

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Brownie McGhee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Brownie McGhee Died at 81 (1915-1996)

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Johnny Echols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Johnny Echols age 70

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Luther Perkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Luther Perkins Died at 40 (1928-1968)

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Luther Tucker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Luther Tucker Died at 57 (1936-1993)

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Doug Wamble is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Doug Wamble age 45

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Eric Heatherly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee

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Lester Flatt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Lester Flatt Died at 65 (1914-1979)

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Grady Martin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Grady Martin Died at 72 (1929-2001)

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Mississippi Fred McDowell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Mississippi Fred McDowell Died at 68 (1904-1972)

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Homesick James is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Homesick James Died at 92 (1914-2006)

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Bashful Brother Oswald is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Bashful Brother Oswald Died at 91 (1911-2002)

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Scotty Moore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Scotty Moore age 86

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Carl Bell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Carl Bell age 50

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John Henry Barbee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
John Henry Barbee Died at 59 (1905-1964)

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Joe Hill Louis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Joe Hill Louis Died at 36 (1921-1957)

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Lew Jetton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Lew Jetton age 58

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Stick McGhee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Stick McGhee Died at 44 (1917-1961)

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Yank Rachell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Yank Rachell Died at 87 (1910-1997)

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Teenie Hodges is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Teenie Hodges Died at 69 (1945-2014)

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Bill Gaither is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee

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Phil Leadbetter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Phil Leadbetter age 55

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Walter Haynes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitarists from Tennessee
Walter Haynes Died at 81 (1928-2009)