Watch Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles Play “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

Let us be the first to tell you that work is always better when two Chet Atkins-certified guitar players stop by for visit.

Recently, Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles—hot on the heels of their new collaborative instrumental album, Heart Songs—did just that. 

You can check out one of the highlights of their time at our HQ, their stunning rendition of the Don Gibson classic, “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” above. Even better, the duo follow up their incredible performance with a detailed breakdown of their arrangement of the song, and the techniques they used for it.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.