b. 22 March 1935, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 24 April 1999, Tyler, Texas, USA. Garrett played steel guitar and is closely associated with Hank Thompson. He composed ‘Rose City Chimes’ in 1958; this latter-day classic can be heard on Thompson’s 1962 album, Live At The Cherokee Frontier Days Rodeo In Wyoming. Garrett also worked with Jim Reeves, Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Bob Wills, George Morgan and Ray Price. He became known as ‘the King of Thumb Style’ and was elected to the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1995. Shortly before his death, Garrett worked with Thompson on his acclaimed comeback release, Hank Thompson And Friends.
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