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Watch Brad Paisley’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’ Tribute to Chuck Berry

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The world lost one of its most influential music artists with the passing of Chuck Berry. The legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter died on March 18 at the age of 9o. Berry was one of the leading pioneers of rock and roll. His talents have influenced countless artists, including some of country music’s biggest names. Brad Paisley honored the hitmaker by performing a cover of his trademark song “Johnny B. Goode” during his concert on Saturday night.

In 1955, Berry had his first hit with “Maybellene,” a song adapted from Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Western swing tune “Ida Red.” A few months later, Marty Robbins hit the top of the country charts with his version of the song. Over the years, many of his hits were recorded by other country legends like Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and George Jones.

During his long career, Berry also formed friendships with many in the country music community. Known to be a huge fan of Jimmie Rodgers and Bill Monroe, Berry’s impressive artistry and skillful guitar playing landed him in the history books.

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Although he may be gone, Berry’s legacy and incredible catalog of music will certainly live on. In the hours following his passing, many country stars took to social media to share their condolences.

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Watch Brad Paisley’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’ Tribute to Chuck Berry