Chet Atkins—known as Mr. Guitar and The Country Gentleman—was an influential American musician in the country, pop, rock, folk, rockabilly, and country rock genres. Active from the 1940s to 1990s, Atkins played various instruments including the guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele. His signature picking style, influenced by Merle Travis and other guitarists like Django Reinhardt and Les Paul, brought him admiration from both country and non-country music fans worldwide. Atkins received numerous awards, including 14 Grammy Awards, and was inducted into several prestigious halls of fame. Chet Atkins' music influenced artists like George Harrison of the Beatles.