Joe Chambers

Joe Chambers, founder of the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, died on September 28, 2022. He was 68. Although he played in a rock band as a teenager, he learned about Country Music through a friendship with producer Billy Sherrill, who headed CBS Records. In addition to an A&R role at the label, Chambers observed Sherrill as he worked in the studio, thus sparking a lifelong interest in session musicians. As a songwriter, he placed cuts with Ricky Van Shelton, Randy Travis and more. In 1985, he opened Chambers Guitars, which evolved into a small retail chain. Chambers opened the museum in 2006 to honor notable session players, engineers and producers in Nashville, Los Angeles, Detroit, Muscle Shoals, Philadelphia and other music capitals.