1983 Chet Atkins – Work It Out With Chet Atkins

Work It Out With Chet Atkins is an album by Chet Atkins. After recording for RCA Victor since 1947, Chet left the label to join Columbia. This release is background music for exercising. He was nominated for the 1984 Best Country & Western Instrumental Performance Grammy award for “Tara’s Theme” but did not win. It peaked at No. 64 on the Billboard Country Albums charts.


1  Warm Up Medley 5:30
2 Walk Me Home (Randy Goodrum) 3:22
3  Strolling Medley 4:17
4  Bourree (JS Bach) 3:47
5  Streakin’ Medley 5:24
6  Tara’s Theme (Max Steiner) 3:51
7  Cross Country Medley 4:05
8  Run Don’t Walk (Chet Atkins, Randy Goodrum) 2:50
9  Harlequin Romance (Chet Atkins) 1:21



BassDavid Hungate
Drums (programming)Randy Goodrum
GuitarChet Atkins
GuitarMark Casstevens
GuitarPaul Yandell
KeyboardsRandy Goodrum
PianoRandy Goodrum
FiddleJana Jae
FlugelhornGeorge Tidwell
FlugelhornDon Sheffield
TrumpetDon Sheffield
PercussionTerry McMillan
VocalsBergen White
VocalsRandy Goodrum
VocalsDiane Tidwell
VocalsLisa Silver
VocalsSherry Huffman

Other Musicians

Strings – The “A” Strings, The Nashville String Machine

Liner Notes

Producer – Randy Goodrum
Arranged By (Strings) – Bergen White
Engineer (Mastering) – Glenn Meadows
Engineer (Recording) – Mike Poston

Art Direction – Virginia Team
Design – Jeff Morris
Photography By – Beverly Parker

Manufactured By – Columbia
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Mastered At – Masterfonics
Recorded At – C.A. Workshop
Recorded At – Sound Emporium