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Phil Leadbetter (born March 31, 1962) is one of the leading players of the resonator guitar.

In 1994, Phil received a Grammy Nomination for "Best Bluegrass Album" at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards for his work with J. D. Crowe and the New South on the album "Flashback". In 2005 he was voted International Bluegrass Music Association "Dobro Player Of The Year". That year he also won "Instrumental Album Of The Year" for his CD "Slide Effects". His song "California Cottonfields" held the #1 spot on the National Bluegrass Chart for two consecutive months in 2005.

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Phil was a 1980 graduate of Gibbs High School in Corryton, Tennessee. He currently plays in bluegrass band Grasstowne with partners Steve Gulley and Alan Bibey. Grasstowne released their first CD, "The Road Headin' Home", in August 2007. In December 2007, the CD hit #1 on the National Bluegrass Chart exactally one year after the band was formed.

The Phil Leadbetter Signature Dobro, manufactured by the Gibson Guitar Corporation, is named after him. It features a square neck for steel guitar playing and a single inverted-cone resonator.

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