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5 Shredding Country Guitar Songs by Brad Paisley, Johnny Hiland, Danny Gatton, Albert Lee and Jerry Donahue

5 Shredding Country Guitar Songs by Brad Paisley, Johnny Hiland, Danny Gatton, Albert Lee and Jerry Donahue

It’s no secret that Nashville is home to more incredible guitarists than any other place on earth. Here’s a list of five country pickers with enough chops and dizzying technique to make even Yngwie Malmsteen envious.

Jerry Donahue, "The Beak," Telecasting Recast

Jerry Donahue is a true ninja of the Telecaster. On his country guitar workout “The Beak,” Donahue digs deep into his bag of tricks to show off some acrobatic fretting techniques, including steel-style double-stop swells, cross-string scale runs and his signature behind-the-nut bends.

Donahue has performed with a number of diverse acts including Robert Plant, The Yardbirds and Roy Orbison and is also a founding member of the instrumental country-rock group The Hellecasters.

Check out Donahue performing “The Beak” for an instructional video:

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