What did you think of Chet Atkins?
Great guitar player.Nice guy,helped a lot of Country stars.
Played with an ease of a natural player.
Roy Clark also played a great guitar,and could play anything else he picked up with strings on it. Others include Tommy Emmanuel,Gerry Reed, Hank Snow was an under rated player, but he could pick with the best of them.
IMO the Luther Perkins beat, made Johnny Cash famous. Cash couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.