Chuck Berry: 10 Country Music Covers

From Marty Robbins to Emmylou Harris, country artists have a long history of interpreting the rock pioneer's songs

"Johnny B. Goode," Buck Owens

In 1969, Buck Owens, whose Buckaroos were now getting billing on his records, broke a three-year streak of self-penned, mostly chart-topping hits, recording arguably the best-known of all Berry's rockers, "Johnny B. Goode." Recorded live in London, the tune opens with a British announcer introducing the group, followed by Owens' counting off to kick the performance into high gear, delivering two minutes and 20 seconds of propulsive country and rock. The song was also cut by Owens' Hee Haw sidekick Roy Clark, as well as Donna Fargo, Johnny Cash, Bob Luman and more.

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