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See Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Joe Walsh’s Chuck Berry Tribute at ACMs

Eagles guitar hero joins country superstars for blazing “Johnny B. Goode” in Las Vegas

He may be credited as a founding father of rock & roll but the recently departed Chuck Berry was both a profound influence on and deeply influenced by country music.

So it seemed fitting for the ACM Awards to tip a cap to the Brown-Eyed Handsome Man at the top of the show Sunday night in Las Vegas. Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley were joined by Eagles guitar hero Joe Walsh for a rip-roaring run through Berry’s best known classic “Johnny B. Goode.” While Bryan and Bentley handled the verses, Walsh laid down a fast and dirty solo that the legendary rock icon would’ve likely appreciated, as the crowd in the T-Mobile Arena danced to the zippy riffage and sang, “Go, Johnny go!”

Between delivering the jokes as co-hosts, Bentley and Bryan also took the stage as solo performers, with Bentley singing current single “Black” and Bryan delivering the poignant “Fast.” 

In This Article: Dierks Bentley, Joe Walsh, Luke Bryan


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