JOHN BERRY’S UPLIFTING AND EXHILARATING FAITH-BASED ALBUM, FIND MY JOY, AVAILABLE NOW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 25, 2022) — GRAMMY® Award-winning country singer/songwriter, John Berry, has recorded and released an inspiring, faith-based album, Find My Joy, featuring heartfelt renditions of Gospel classics that have inspired him offstage and grounded his lauded musical journey. Best recognized for his hit song, “Your Love Amazes Me” and his incredible rendition of the Christmas classic, “Oh Holy Night,” Berry seamlessly delivers timeless standards “How Great Thou Art,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “I Surrender All” and several new songs sharing the jubilation he has found personally with listeners everywhere. 

The new album, Find My Joy, features his unmistakable voice that has garnered Platinum records and 20 hit singles. The uplifting and exhilarating project was arranged and produced by multi-award-winning producer and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Steve Dorff and distributed by Gaither Music Group – Gaither Gospel Series. The album is available to purchase on Johnberry.com, Gaither.com and Amazon.com, as well as independent Christian retailers and is available for download and streaming on all digital music platforms at https://smarturl.it/findmyjoyjb

“I love the opportunity I have had to create new music, and it is awesome to look back here at the beginning of a new year and see that for 10, 20, 25 years I have had new music to share. To be able to create this project with Steve Dorff -Amazing!” exclaimed John Berry.

“Gaither Music Group is honored to partner with John and his team for this special recording,” stated Paul Sizelove, president of Gaither Music Group. “John has impacted countless people with his songwriting, performances and radio hits.  He has developed a brand of faith and family that brings uplifting entertainment, as well as encouragement to listeners, and we are excited to introduce his renditions of these timeless songs on the Gaither platforms.”

Track List – Find My Joy

  1. Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 
  2. I Surrender All – Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 
  3. Find My Joy – Steve Dorff / Jack Cassidy
  4. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 
  5. It Is Well With My Soul – Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 
  6. Something Bigger Than Me – Steve Dorff / Marty Panzer
  7. How Great Thou Art – Stuart K. Hine
  8. Blessings – Laura Story
  9. Blessed Assurance – Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 
  10. Live Like You – Steve Dorff / Jack Cassidy 

Backstory:  John was deep in the middle of his throat cancer treatment during Spring 2019 and as one can imagine, he was not in a good place as it was very hard for him physically, emotionally and mentally facing his future as an entertainer. Fast forward to 2020 and the world was deep into Covid-19, and as a touring artist, he was dealing with the issues of tour dates canceling and the unknown future; as much of the world as we know it was shut down. John found himself looking for ways to keep productive and he was ready to dive into recording a new project. The single, “Find My Joy,” was written in September 2020 by Steve Dorff and Jack Cassidy. Jump ahead to January 2021, Steve Dorff played the song to John and his wife, Robin, while meeting to discuss Steve arranging the songs for John’s new project. John immediately knew he wanted to record this song for his new faith-based album. It was shortly thereafter, they discussed Steve producing the whole project. Hailing from New York City, Steve had not grown up listening to the traditional (Christian) versions of some of these songs and had not even heard a few of them before, but was drawn to the beautiful melodies, which allowed for him to bring a unique sound to the production of these standards. Creative elements were added by Steve to the production, including the performance of “Something Bigger Than Me” which includes a 60-piece Utah Symphony Orchestra arranged by Larry Herbstritt, piano by in-demand concert and studio musician Gordon Mote and conducted by Steve Dorff. The end result is this music project is incredible! 

“I really loved the idea of putting my own musical spin on some of these incredible pieces of Musical art,” added Steve Dorff. “John was so very collaborative in letting me be inventive in my approach to the overall sound and Production of the project.”.

Recording of the new project took place at Dorffmeister StudioSound Stage and Masterfonics and was engineered by Craig White, with assistance from David Bates and Joel McKenney. Studio musicians included keyboards by Jimmy Nichols, guitars by B. James Lowry and Justin Ostrander and background vocals by Tania HancheroffKim KeyesJoe ChemayRobert Bailey and Gene Miller with programming and additional keyboards by Steve Dorff. Caelan Berry played drums on “Live Like You” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Stay current with John Berry on his website johnberry.com and follow him on social media platforms Facebook,Twitter and Instagram

John Berry music is available for streaming on SpotifyApple MusicPandora and YouTube Music. Download on Amazon Music and iTunes and watch video content on YouTubeAbout Gaither Music Group:
One of the largest independent Christian music companies in the world and a household name for millions of fans, Gaither Music Group, in partnership with Primary Wave Music Publishing, is known worldwide for its award-winning and top-selling recordings, including the Gaither Gospel Series, of which 133 products have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. These recordings, which encompass more than 177 video copyrights, showcase gospel music pioneers; many of the finest performers in the gospel and country genres; up-and-coming acts; and country artists including The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, Joey+Rory, Alabama, Alan Jackson, The Statler Brothers, George Jones, Vince Gill, Josh Turner, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Isaacs and others. The brand has partnered with Sandi Patty, Gloria Gaynor, Steven Curtis Chapman and a host of acclaimed talents from various fields of music. Gaither Music Group has garnered sales of more than 40 million DVDs and CDs, including such PBS stalwarts as Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador, the only authorized video autobiography of Reverend Billy Graham; The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash; and three Elvis Presley projects, including He Touched Me and The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, in conjunction with the Elvis Presley Estate. 

About John Berry:
Grammy award-winning country star, John Berry is gearing up for the release of his new album in 2022 and just wrapped his 2021 Christmas With John Berry, The Silver Anniversary Tour. He took advantage of being off the road for the bigger part of 2020 and created new opportunities to continue his reach to his fan base as well as new ones. Highlights include partnering with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for his weekly series, “Songs and Stories For Kids,” which charted multiple times on the Pollstar Live Stream Chart. He released a new video and re-recorded a new single for “The Graduation Song,” started a new podcast, Faith, Family & Friends with John & Robin Berry and ended the year with his 24th annual Songs and Stories with John Berry Christmas. In 2019 John Berry celebrated the 28th anniversary of signing his first record deal. He released “The Richest Man,” dedicated to his father from the new album Thomas Road. In 2019, Berry was diagnosed with throat cancer, requiring 35 treatments combined with radiation and chemotherapy. In 2018 charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with the single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack for the movie of the same name. Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a No. 1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records. Berry’s co-written “A Mind Of Her Own” and “Kiss Me In The Car” introduced him to radio audiences in 1993. Then, “Your Love Amazes Me,” “What’s In It For Me” and “You And Only You” thrust him to stardom in 1994. “Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye,” “I Think About It  All The Time,” and “If I Had Any Pride Left At All” were all major hits the following year. “Your Love Amazes Me” earned Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. Berry took “Change My Mind” into the country music Top 5 in that same year. “She’s Taken A Shine” became an even bigger hit in 1997. The same year he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for “Long Haired Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Both fans and the media took note when “There He Goes” was released as a 1999 duet with Patsy Cline. Berry’s two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now on his website and iTunes and other digital retailers.  Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, aired weekly for two years on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). For more information, visit songsandstories.com. Follow John on his website at www.johnberry.com

JOHN AND ROBIN BERRY FAITH, FAMILY & FRIENDS CONVERSATION WITH COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER AND GRAND OLE OPRY MEMBER, BILL ANDERSON

Grammy-winning artist, John Berry and his wife Robin have worked together most of his music career, and continue to embark on the journey and project they have created together, a podcast series called Faith, Family & Friends. The twice monthly subscription based podcast is an interview series where John and Robin provide a warm atmosphere of conversation in their ‘sitting around the kitchen table’ approach to talking with their guests. The conversation with Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry titan Bill Anderson, is available now to subscribers of the Faith, Family & Friends podcast at www.johnberry.com

Listeners will be captivated and feel as if they are in the room with them. Each episode features a high-profile guest, including celebrities, sports stars, Hall of Fame members, best-selling authors, and entertainers, who share personal stories about how their faith, family and friends have impacted their lives and careers.

“I had a great time sitting down across the microphone and visiting with John Berry for his podcast, Faith, Family & Friends. John and I have so many things in common, both born in South Carolina, both raised in Georgia, having lived one street apart in a suburb of Atlanta. Our visit was more like a conversation between two old friends than an interview. I can’t wait for folks to tune in and share some laughs, a little music, and a few old memories with us,” shared Bill Anderson.

“I absolutely loved the conversation shared with Bill Anderson and digging a little deeper to learn about his faith, family and friends,” shared John Berry. “I love sharing time with friends I have made over the years, and learn new things.”

Past conversations  on Faith, Family & Friends include the very last interview with the late Charlie Daniels, Jason Crabb, Larry Stewart, Neal McCoy, Billy Dean, Jimmy and Nina Fortune, Darryl Worley, Randy and Darla Hartley, Bill Cody, Duane and Norah Lee Allen, T. Graham and Sheila Brown, Chris Hillman, Vince and Barbara Dooley, Marty Raybon, Scott Hamilton, Kim Campbell, Megan Alexander.

Throughout John’s long and successful career, Robin has been right beside him, working behind the scenes as a background singer and as part of the JB team. While they have enjoyed an amazing life together, they have also faced difficult challenges, both in his career and his health. With God’s faithfulness being the constant in their lives, they have grown in their relationship with Christ, giving their marriage a firm foundation. Faith, Family & Friends is the perfect outlet, not only for John and Robin to share their life, but for their guests to speak freely about the three most important things in life; faith, family & friends.

JOHN AND ROBIN BERRY FAITH, FAMILY & FRIENDS

CONVERSATION WITH PLATINUM COUNTRY ARTIST AND SONGWRITER, NEAL MCCOY

Grammy-winning artist, John Berry and his wife Robin have worked together most of his music career, and now are embarking on a new journey and project they have creating together, a podcast series called Faith, Family & Friends. The twice monthly subscription based podcast is an interview series where John and Robin provide a warm atmosphere of conversation in their ‘sitting around the kitchen table’ approach to talking with their guests. The conversation with Platinum Country artist and songwriter, Neal McCoy, is available now to subscribers of the Faith, Family & Friends podcast at www.johnberry.com

Listeners will be captivated and feel as if they are in the room with them. Each episode features a high-profile guest, including celebrities, sports stars, Hall of Fame members, best-selling authors, and entertainers, who share personal stories about how their faith, family and friends have impacted their lives and careers.

“My friendship with John and Robin goes way back to the 90s when we were both getting played a lot on the radio, which led us to doing shows together,” shared Neal McCoy. “Always admired John and Robin’s relationship with each other and their faith. My wife Melinda and I have our 41st Anniversary coming up, and we always know that as long as we keep our faith also, nothing can stand in our way.”

“Neal McCoy and I have been friends for a long time. Having him as a guest on Faith, Family & Friends was icing on the cake,” expressed John Berry. “Neal has a special place in all our hearts as a person as well as entertainer.”

Past conversations include the very last interview with the late Charlie Daniels, Richey Furay, Billy Dean, Jimmy and Nina Fortune, Darryl Worley, Randy and Darla Hartley, Bill Cody, Duane and Norah Lee Allen, T. Graham and Sheila Brown, Chris Hillman, Vince and Barbara Dooley, Marty Raybon, Scott Hamilton, Kim Campbell, Megan Alexander.

Throughout John’s long and successful career, Robin has been right beside him, working behind the scenes as a background singer and as part of the JB team. While they have enjoyed an amazing life together, they have also faced difficult challenges, both in his career and his health. With God’s faithfulness being the constant in their lives, they have grown in their relationship with Christ, giving their marriage a firm foundation. Faith, Family & Friends is the perfect outlet, not only for John and Robin to share their life, but for their guests to speak freely about the three most important things in life; faith, family & friends.

Stay current with John Berry on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Music is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music. Download on Amazon Music and iTunes. Watch video content on YouTube.

About Neal McCoy:
Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums. In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, came in 2005 from his self-released That’s Life.
 A new studio album, XII, arrived in 2012 Co Produced by Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert. In 2013 he released Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride, Neal’s longtime friend and mentor. 2015 brought the Big Band Standards CD You Don’t Know Me. 2017 brought      Neal McCoy’s Favorite Hit’s. 10 hits with 2 new songs.
Neal has been on 17 USO Tours around the world and continues to say it’s one of the achievements he’s most proud of. He is also the recipient of multiple Humanitarian awards from The Academy of Country Music, The Country Radio Broadcasters and The Masonic Grand Lodge. In 2016 Neal has again made a move to continue his patriotic values by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance “Live” on his Facebook page every morning. He’s reached millions of viewers all over the country and around the world. Currently he is closing in on 2000 days in a row and going strong. Neal still maintains a very busy touring schedule all through the year. Make sure to catch a show when he’s near because as Neal says “No two shows are the same!”
Neal also supports his own charity organization: East Texas Angel Network which is committed to the enhancement of the lives of children of East Texas who are living with terminal or life-threatening diseases. He hosts a yearly golf tournament, auction/dinner & concert over two days in the Fall.
The foundation has been going strong since 1995 and to date has raised over 9 million dollars for approximately 500 hundred East Texas families.
www.nealmccoy.com

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST, JOHN BERRY, ANNOUNCES DATES FOR CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN BERRY, THE SILVER ANNIVERSARY TOUR

John Berry, GRAMMY® winning singer/songwriter has announced on his 2021 Christmas With John Berry, The Silver Anniversary Tour. The performance on December 18 in Macon, Georgia’s Grand Opera House will celebrate the only venue he has done all 25 years of the Christmas tour at any one venue. 2020 brought many new challenges to the touring industry, but he is determined to bring the joy of live music and the much-needed Christmas spirit to fans in 2021. Buy tickets and get more information for the Christmas With John Berry, The Silver Anniversary Tour at johnberry.com/tour.

“I cannot express the gratitude in my heart enough to be able to share this seasonal tour with fans for 25 years. With Covid-19 crippling the touring industry this past year, it has given me even more reasons to want to share God’s most precious gift, Jesus, with audiences through Christmas music along with my hit songs,” shares John Berry.

John Berry is known for his seasonal fan favorite holiday performances which are filled with traditional Christmas songs, including his incredible version of “O Holy Night,” many of his most requested hit songs, and a few of his childhood stories sprinkled in.

“There is not a more beautiful and emotionally powerful voice in music than that of John Berry.” stated Lorianne Crook, Crook & Chase.

2021 Christmas With John Berry, Silver Anniversary Tour Dates:
11-27-21 – High Point, NC – High Point Theatre
11-28-21 – Morgantown, WV – Metropolitan Theatre
11-30-21 – Chillicothe, OH – Majestic Theatre
12-02-21 – Oshkosh, WI – The Grand Oshkosh
12-03-21 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
12-04-21 – Fremont, MI – Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts
12-07-21 – Ironton, OH – Ironton High School Performing Arts Center
12-08-21 – Shipshewana, IN – Blue Gate Theatre
12-09-21 – Jeffersonville, IN – Jeff’s Music Hall
12-10-21 – Columbus, OH – Anthenaeum Theatre
12-11-21 – Benton, KY – Kentucky Opry Theatre
12-12-21 – Henderson, TN – The Williams Auditorium
12-15-21 – Tifton, Ga – Tift Theater
12-16-21 – Sugar Hill, GA – The Eagle at Sugar Hill
12-17-21 – Bremen, GA – Mill Town Music Hall
12-18-21 – Macon, GA – Grand Opera House
12-19-21 – Augusta, GA – Imperial Theatre
12-20-21 – Dothan, AL – Dothan Opera House
12-21-21 – Athens, GA – The Classic Center

Stay current with John Berry on his website johnberry.com and follow him on social media platforms Facebook,Twitter and Instagram

Music is available for streaming on SpotifyApple MusicPandora and YouTube Music download on Amazon Music and iTunes. Watch video content on YouTube.

JOHN AND ROBIN BERRY FAITH, FAMILY FRIENDS

CONVERSATION WITH GRAMMY NOMINATED PERFORMING ARTIST, JOHN FORD COLEY

Grammy-winning artist, John Berry and his wife Robin have worked together most of his music career, and now are embarking on a new journey and project they have creating together, a podcast series called Faith, Family & Friends. The twice monthly subscription based podcast is an interview series where John and Robin provide a warm atmosphere of conversation in their ‘sitting around the kitchen table’ approach to talking with their guests. The conversation with Grammy nominated performing artist, John Ford Coley, is available to subscribers of the Faith, Family & Friends podcast at www.johnberry.com

Listeners will be captivated and feel as if they are in the room with them. Each episode features a high-profile guest, including celebrities, sports stars, Hall of Fame members, best-selling authors, and entertainers, who share personal stories about how their faith, family and friends have impacted their lives and careers.

“I had such a fun time being on John Berry and Robin’s podcast. Most of the time you just answer a lot of the same questions asked hundreds of times before, but we were actually able to get into topics normally I don’t get to discuss,” shared John Ford Coley.  “That was quite refreshing.  I loved being able to go into depth on some subjects while still having music and family as the main topic. They were both very easy to talk with.  I did enjoy this.”

“Having an opportunity to visit with John Ford Coley was simply incredible,” expressed John Berry. “I really hope listeners can sit and enjoy this conversation and really listen, I know you will be as immersed as Robin and I were!”

Past conversations include the very last interview with the late Charlie Daniels, Mo Pitney, Billy Dean, Jimmy and Nina Fortune, Darryl Worley, Randy and Darla Hartley, Bill Cody, Duane and Norah Lee Allen, T. Graham and Sheila Brown, Chris Hillman, Vince and Barbara Dooley, Marty Raybon, Scott Hamilton, Kim Campbell, Megan Alexander.

Throughout John’s long and successful career, Robin has been right beside him, working behind the scenes as a background singer and as part of the JB team. While they have enjoyed an amazing life together, they have also faced difficult challenges, both in his career and his health. With God’s faithfulness being the constant in their lives, they have grown in their relationship with Christ, giving their marriage a firm foundation. Faith, Family & Friends is the perfect outlet, not only for John and Robin to share their life, but for their guests to speak freely about the three most important things in life; faith, family & friends.

Stay current with John Berry on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Music is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music. Download on Amazon Music and iTunes. Watch video content on YouTube.

About John Ford Coley:
John Ford Coley is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. He continues with an active roster, performing their hits, as well as his own new songs, for audiences around the world. Classically trained on piano and an avid guitarist, John loves the craft and enjoys every audience he encounters.  John’s latest release is “Sketches Vol. 1” is available now at www.JohnFordColey.com