Nashville Cats

Nashville Cats showcases the stories and songs from musicians and session singers who have played important roles in country music history. Hear stories from musicians and session singers who have played important roles in country music history. Through in-depth, one-on-one interviews with the honorees, gain a better understanding of how musicians made careers for themselves by backing hit artists in the recording studio or on concert tours. Vintage recordings, photos, and film clips supplement the interviews, and in some cases the honorees demonstrate their techniques and recreate their famous musical contributions.

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Guitarist Richard Bennett

July 30, 2016 - From his early days as a young session guitarist in Los Ang...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Guitarist Pete Wade

April 16, 2016 - A Musicians Hall of Famer and a member of Nashville’s A-Te...

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Nashville Cats: A Salute to Guitarist Duane Eddy

February 13, 2016 - With his 1958 hit “Rebel Rouser,” Duane Eddy became the...

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Nashville Cats: A Salute to Arranger and Musical Director Bill Walker

May 30, 2015 - Sydney, Australia, native Bill Walker, a formally trained mu...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Bassist Michael Rhodes

March 7, 2015 - Award-winning bassist Michael Rhodes started his musical ca...

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Nashville Cats: A Salute to Fiddler Stuart Duncan

November 1, 2014 - Stuart Duncan is a master fiddler whose skill and imagin...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Guitarist Steve Gibson

June 28, 2014 - Guitarist Steve Gibson grew up in the vibrant music scene o...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Guitarist Leon Rhodes

March 8, 2014 - Dallas native Leon Rhodes began his professional music care...

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Nashville Cats: A Salute to Legendary Guitarist Mac Gayden

November 16, 2013 - Inspired by the blues and soul music he heard growing u...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Bergen White

June 15, 2013 - Oklahoma-born Bergen White was raised the son of a Baptist ...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Paul Franklin

March 23, 2013 - Pedal steel guitarist Paul Franklin began visiting Nashvil...

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Nashville Cats: Billy Sanford

November 17, 2012 - Louisiana native Billy Sanford relocated to Nashville a...

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Nashville Cats: Millie Kirkham

September 29, 2012 - Singer Millie Kirkham was featured as a harmony vocali...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Session Player Jimmy Capps

June 16, 2012 - North Carolina native Jimmy Capps has been a member of the ...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Session Player John Hobbs

March 10, 2012 - Keyboardist, songwriter, producer, and arranger John Hobbs...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Session Player D.J. Fontana

October 22, 2011 - D.J. Fontana became one of the most influential drummers...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Session Player David Briggs

March 26, 2011 - Pianist David Briggs played on Muscle Shoals classics “You...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Eddie Bayers

February 13, 2010 - One of the most talented and respected drummers in coun...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Weldon Myrick

August 15 - 2009 Most country music fans first heard Weldon Myrick’s pedal...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Wayne Moss

May 2, 2009 - West Virginia native Wayne Moss began his professional career...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Jerry Carrigan

February 21, 2009 - Jerry Carrigan’s drums were the rhythmic foundation of ...

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Nashville Cats: Salute to Reggie Young

May 3, 2008 - Acknowledged as one of the great guitarists in popular music ...

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