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Guitar great Pete Huttlinger dies of stroke at 54


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Pete Huttlinger was born with a gift for playing guitar, a skill that took him to great professional heights. In addition to Emmy and Grammy nominations and a National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, he earned the praise of his peers; Vince Gill called him “wickedly […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Don’t just live, live well,’ urges heart disease, stroke survivor

There have been two constant themes in Pete Huttlinger’s life: music and heart disease.

Born with a heart defect, Pete lacked the energy to keep up with kids his age. So when they would go out to a field to play, he would bring a guitar or a banjo. Within […]