The Nashville Sound - The A Team - The Musicians Hall of Fame
All above and much, much more are accomplishments of Nashville musician Ray Edenton.
Ray and a special group of fellow musicians and friends were unsung architects of some of the greatest records to hit the music charts worldwide.
From Country to Pop to Bluegrass and Jazz, Ray's uncanny ear for rhythm made the art of playing rhythm guitar an untapped resource to be used by record producers for almost 40 years.
Self-taught and skilled on several instruments, Ray Quarles Edenton, following a career as a touring musician, has played in Nashville studios since 1953, until his retirement in 1991.
In one particularly busy stretch, Edenton did 22 sessions in 5 days. He could play many different instruments and often did, but rhythm guitar was his specialty. By his estimate, he played somewhere around 15,000 sessions, although he has no way to get an accurate count.