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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

Albert Lee, "Country Boy," Live At The New Morning

Albert Lee, who hails from Leominster, England, of all places, is perhaps the most influential electric country guitar player alive today. Though he has never achieved much commercial success, fellow musicians, including Eric Clapton and Steve Howe, have described Lee as a living legend.

It is not an exaggeration to say that the hybrid picking banjo-style rolls and hot chicken-pickin' licks heard on his song “Country Boy” have been studied and emulated by just about every guitarist in Nashville.

Lee has played with country icons including Emmylou Harris and Ricky Skaggs and continues to tour today with his band Hogan’s Heroes, featured in the video below.

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