Nashville Cats: Salute to Guitarist Steve Gibson
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June 28, 2014 - Guitarist Steve Gibson grew up in the vibrant music scene of central Illinois. At just fourteen he played his first recording session and joined the musician’s union. Soon after, he played in pick-up bands when artists like Don Gibson and Nat Stuckey toured in the area. At age nineteen, Steve moved to Nashville and played his first session in town on the night he arrived. His first big success came with Dave Loggins on “Please Come to Boston,” and since then Gibson has contributed guitar to hundreds of hits by artists including England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lee Greenwood, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Eddie Rabbitt, George Strait, and Ricky Van Shelton. Gibson has produced records for Lynn Anderson, Michael Johnson, and Aaron Tippin and was an owner of Omni Sound Studio. In 2002 he became musical director of the Grand Ole Opry, where he helped to improve technical sound quality of the show and to catalog and digitize its audio archives. His work in television includes musical direction for the CMA Awards and the PBS production In Performance at the White House, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. This program is illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings.