Paul Chapman is another monster picker from the great white north. He is a very well rounded player who uses a hybrid picking technique and his list of recordings is too long for me to get into. Needless to say, he's a first call guy for anyone needing guitar work of any style, and needing it done right.
In his guitar solo on Jason McCoy's "I Feel a sin Comin' on" (from the album Sins, Lies and Angels) he gets plenty of use out of one particular line that he splices into each chord of the I-IV-V based progression.
Right out of the gate he uses plenty of chromaticism to get from his starting point to the target note, in this case from the Root of C to its 5th, G in the pickup bar. Now here is where Chapman shows us how to own a lick by being able to apply it anywhere we want. In bar 1 of the solo he uses 3 descending chromatic notes starting from the 5th of the chord (5, b5, 4-G, Gb, F) then using a technique called enclosure, surrounds the target note major third with chromatic notes (4, b3, 3-F, Eb, E) followed by an arpeggio based on the relative minor which implies a 6th. This lick shows up in four different spots throughout the 16 bar solo, in bar 1 (key of C), bars 5 and 6 (key of G), bars 10 and 11 (Key of D) and bar 15 (key of G). A truncated version of the same lick is also found in bar 5 (key of C).
Learn that lick in the Key of C, then try running through the cycle of fifths with it, going through all twelve keys. Once you can do that comfortably, you'll be ripping through up tempo Country tunes like Canadian superpicker Chappy here.