How session ace Charlie Worsham is sending the Nashville guitar scene into overdrive

Charlie Worsham
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Nashville is full of talented guitar players who play on hit records with half their licks tied behind their backs – such is the life of a session musician. But Charlie Worsham, a first-call player for artists like Eric Church, Kasey Musgraves and Dierks Bentley, finds ample opportunities to let his fiercest licks fly. 

Worsham, a Berklee College of Music-trained guitarist and songwriter who cheekily catalogs his six-string exploits on a Spotify playlist dubbed Sh!t I’ve Played On, champions the throngs of guitarists who live in Music City. 

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Jim Beaugez

Jim Beaugez has written about music for Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Guitar World, Guitar Player and many other publications. He created My Life in Five Riffs, a multimedia documentary series for Guitar Player that traces contemporary artists back to their sources of inspiration, and previously spent a decade in the musical instruments industry.