Buck Trent was a world-renowned banjo player and musician. Over the years, Buck Trent collaborated with Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Pretty Miss Norma Jean, Jeannie Seely, David Frizzell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rhonda Vincent, the Reno Brothers, Vicky Ban Shelton, and Rodney & Beverly Dillard, to name a few. He is known for playing lead guitar and banjo on Dolly Parton's songs "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You." While Buck Trent is most commonly known for his successful banjo career, he is recognized as the inventor of the electric banjo and a versatile musician that also plays the 5-string banjo, dobro, electric bass, guitar, mandolin, and steel guitar. Throughout his career, Buck Trent was honored to star on the popular Porter Wagoner Television Show and Hee Haw. He has won various awards for his musicianship throughout the years. Buck Trent received the Country Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year award (1975 and 1976), the Music City Award #1 Instrumentalist of the Year, and was named Entertainer of the Year in Branson (2014).