Oral History Information
Chip Young was one of the best known recording session guitarists in Nashville. His thumb picking style can be heard on countless recordings and hundreds of hit records made in Nashville between the early 1960s into the 2000s. Chip's thumbing can be heard on Vern Gosdin's 1984 hit "I Can Tell by the Way You Dance (You're Gonna Love Me Tonight)," among others. One of his longest associations was with Elvis Presley. He began recording with Elvis in 1965, continuing until Elvis's passing in 1977. In fact, towards the end of his life, Elvis had Chip produce two albums including Moody blues, which turned out to be the King's last studio recording. Chip was inducted into the Thumb Pickers Hall of Fame.