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Dec. 21: Happy 66th birthday to Albert Lee, the British guitarist with a true love of country music — and he’s played on a passel of country records, with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Rodney Crowell and Ricky Skaggs. But not on this one; that’s Skaggs himself playing all guitar parts on this massive hit. But Lee did contribute — he’s one of the writers. And see if you recognize “Uncle Pen” in the great music video.

Learn more about Lee on his Allmusic.com profile. (Be sure to click the other tabs for a list of albums he’s contributed to.) I’ve talked about Skaggs before and how I believe him definitely to be Country Music Hall of Fame material. Here’s his profile, too.

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