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

"Let It Roll," Mel McDaniel

"Let It Rock" (or, in this case, "Let It Roll") is Berry's churning and burning dream-while-you-toil tale that takes a wicked turn when an unexpected train poses a threat to several day-laborers on the railroad. But it's pretty tough to care about that drama, when you're focused on Berry's relentless guitar, roaring with all the fury of that oncoming locomotive. For his 1985 single, country star Mel McDaniel and band got onboard the train and rode this cover all the way into the Top Ten.

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