"Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)," Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours
As influenced as Berry was by country groups from Oklahoma, Texas and beyond, the feeling was obviously mutual. In 1955, as the advent of rock & roll threatened to cut into country music's profits, that didn't seem to matter to Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours, who cut this hot-stepping version of Berry's "Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)," earning a Top 10 hit. Perhaps the most "country" song ever penned by Berry, he wrote the tune as a tribute to the influence of Hank Williams. Forty years later, country group the Tractors also recorded it.