Phil Baugh (December 13, 1936 – November 4, 1990) was an Americanguitarist. He was known as one of the leading hot country guitarists whose "playing exuded joy and humor." He was active from the 1960s through the 1980s, performing as a highly sought-after session musician as well as a top recording artist in his own right.
Phil Baugh was born in Olivehurst, California in 1936. Baugh signed a deal with Crest Records in 1962. With promotion from Longhorn Records in Dallas, Texas his song Country Guitar became a hit. He then recorded an album called Country Guitar II as a follow up. He continued to work in Southern California, including joining Ray Price's band in 1969. In 1975 he moved to Nashville where he become a popular session guitarist. In the 1980s he was part of a country/jazz band called The Superpickers. The lineup included steel guitaristBuddy Emmons, drummer Buddy Harmon, bassist Henry Strzelecki, pianist Willie Rainsford, and harmonica player Terry McMillan. He suffered a coronary in 1985 and died 5 years later at the age of 52. Baugh's "Country Guitar" and "One Man Band" were top 40 hits on Billboard's country chart during 1965.