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

Coming Home: Rebuilding the Bilbreys’ To Live Stream On Country Road TV Thursday, July 15 at 7:30pm CT

Proceeds To Assist Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner Announcer and Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame Member Keith Bilbrey’s Family Rebuild From Devastating House Fire

To Make A Donation, Visit gofundme.com/f/bilbreyrebuild

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The country music community is coming together in support of one of their own with the announcement of Coming Home: Rebuilding the Bilbreys Live Stream on Thursday, July 15 at 7:30 pm CT on Country Road TV from TBN’s Huckabee studio. All proceeds raised will go to assist Keith Bilbrey, Larry’s Country Diner, Huckabee announcer and Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member, and wife Emy Joe Bilbrey rebuild their lives after the devastating fire that destroyed their home on June 23 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Hosted by Governor Mike Huckabee and Larry’s Country Diner’s Larry Black, Coming Home: Rebuilding the Bilbreys will feature artists from every era in country music such as Lee Greenwood, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Johnny Lee, Mark Wills, Jeannie Seely, Bill Anderson, The Isaacs, Chonda Pierce, Moe Bandy, Gene Watson, Deborah Allen, The Gatlins: Larry, Steve & Rudy, and John Berry just to name a few. Coming Home: Rebuilding the Bilbrey’s is being made possible by Country Road TV, Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner, Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms Fresh Chicken.

To make a donation, please visit HERE. https://www.gofundme.com/f/bilbreyrebuild?utm_source=2911+Media+Alert&utm_campaign=a27ef0e8e8-2020-12-08_LeeGreenwood_tribute_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6ce95af186-a27ef0e8e8-55269941

To watch Coming Home: Rebuilding the Bilbreys visit www.countryroadtv.com

“Keith Bilbrey has countless friends and no enemies,” shares Governor Mike Huckabee. “He’s been a friend, colleague, and confidant to the biggest names in entertainment as well as to the folks who swept the floors and opened the doors of the fabled Grand Ole Opry where he served as announcer for 35 years. When the historic home in which he and his beloved Emy Joe lived burned to the ground, the common question among those who love him has been “What can we do to help Keith?” That was the genesis of ‘Coming Home: Rebuilding The Bilbreys’ on July 15 to bring together artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, promoters, and all the support people of the entertainment world of Nashville to extend their encouragement and this financial support as they get back on their feet. The response has been tremendous and we hope that the combined love of Nashville will surround Keith and Emy Joe with encouragement and needed resources. “When I started looking for an announcer for Larry’s Country Diner, I needed someone that could react quickly, intelligently and that knew the history of country music,” shares Larry Black. “Keith Bilbrey was all of those things; we could not have asked for a better co-host. As a matter of fact, it could just as easily be named Keith’s Kafé instead of Larry’s Country Diner.”

About Keith Bilbrey: Keith Bilbrey is the announcer for Trinity Broadcast Network’s Huckabee and RFD-TV’s Larry’s Country Diner. He is a member of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame and a former radio personality on WSM and world-famous Grand Ole Opry, where he also hosted TNN’s Grand Ole Opry Live. Born in Cookeville, Tennessee, Bilbrey went to work at WHUB at the age of 16 and remained there for 6 years. He then began working at WSM as a substitute disc jockey and worked his way to full time, where he eventually became one of the most recognizable voices in country music broadcasting.

WALMART EXCLUSIVE: CHARLIE DANIELS & FRIENDS — DUETS SET TO RELEASE ON JULY 16

Nineteen-Track Album Features Daniels Dueting with Dolly Parton,Brooks & Dunn, Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley,Brenda Lee, Gretchen Wilson, John Berry and More

Walmart is helping pay tribute to the late Charlie Daniels by exclusively carrying an upcoming collaborative album that features the Country Music Hall of Fame member dueting with some of the biggest stars in country music, bluegrass, and southern rock. The physical edition of Charlie Daniels & Friends – Duets(via Blue Hat Records & BFD / Audium Nashville) will be available for purchase in all Walmart stores and walmart.com on FridayJuly 16.

“It goes without saying that it’s been a rough year for my mom and I, our CDB family and dad’s fans,” says Daniels’ son, Charlie Daniels Jr. “But his music will live on forever, and we’re happy that this Duets collection will add to his legacy.”

The nineteen-track compilation features Daniels singing and pickin’ with a slew of top-notch stars including Dolly PartonBrooks & DunnDarius RuckerTravis Tritt, Vince GillBrad PaisleyBrenda LeeGretchen Wilson, Marty Stuart, and more.

The album includes several of Daniels’ biggest songs such as “Long Haired Country Boy” (w/ Brooks & Dunn, as well as an additional version w/ Hal Ketchum and John Berry), “The South’s Gonna Do It (Again)” (w/ Keith Urban on guitar), “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye” (w/ Montgomery Gentry), and “Waco” (w/ Garth Brooks singing harmony), as well as classic tunes like “Jackson” (w/ Gretchen Wilson), “Let It Be Me” (w/ Brenda Lee), and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (w/ Vince Gill).

“The process of putting this project together was a wonderful time of reflection and it became an overwhelming reminder of how great these tracks are,” explains Blue Hat Records president and Daniels’ longtime manager David Corlew. “The best of the best joined Charlie in sharing musical styles and great songs. Thanks to all who participated in honoring Charlie.”

Pre-orders are available now at walmart.com.

The life and career of Daniels will be honored at the upcoming 2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels, set to take place on August18 at Nashville‘s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets are available for purchase now via ticketmaster.com. Click here for the full artist lineup.

Charlie Daniels & Friends – Duets Track Listing:

  1. What’d I Say (w/ Travis Tritt) 
  2. Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours (w/ Bonnie Bramlett)
  3. Jackson (w/ Gretchen Wilson) 
  4.  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (w/ Vince Gill) 
  5. Maggie’s Farm (w/ Earl, Gary and Randy Scruggs) 
  6.  Daddy’s Old Fiddle (w/ Dolly Parton) 
  7. Like A Rolling Stone (w/ Darius Rucker)
  8. Evangeline (w/ The Del McCoury Band)
  9. Let It Be Me (w/ Brenda Lee)
  10. Long Haired Country Boy (w/ Brooks & Dunn)
  11. God Save Us All From Religion (w/ Marty Stuart)
  12. Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye (w/ Montgomery Gentry)
  13. Jammin’ For Stevie (w/ Brad Paisley) 
  14. Waco (w/ Garth Brooks singing harmony vocals)
  15. The South’s Gonna Do It (Again) (w/ Keith Urban on guitar) 
  16. All Night Long (w/ Montgomery Gentry) 
  17. Texas (w/ Ray Benson and Lee Roy Parnell)
  18. Southern Boy (w/ Travis Tritt)
  19. Long Haired Country Boy (w/ Hal Ketchum and John Berry) 

*Review copies available upon request

About Charlie Daniels
From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than the late Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need. The Charlie Daniels Band has long populated radio with memorable hits and his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Over the course of his career, Daniels received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels helped to shine the spotlight on the many causes that were close to his heart. He was a staunch supporter of the military and gave his time and talent to numerous charitable organizations, including The Journey Home Project, that he founded in 2014 with his manager, David Corlew, to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Daniels passed away on July 6, 2020. He was 83.

For more information, visit charliedaniels.com

John Berry Beats the Odds With Podcast, Tour Dates and Upcoming Album

Many older Nashville artists have pretty much hung up their mics, but John Berry is not only still performing live and recording, he’s also hosting a twice-monthly subscription-based podcast series with his wife, Robin, Faith, Family & Friends. The couple takes a “sitting around the kitchen table” approach with guests from the Nashville music scene and beyond, having interviewed such notables as WSM Radio’s Bill Cody, legendary musician Chris Hillman (the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers), Olympic skater Scott Hamilton and others.

Berry received two Grammy nominations for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in the 1990s, winning neither during a decade when almost nobody but Vince Gill walked away with that particular statue. He did, however, take home a Grammy for his participation on the album Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1, where he performed the old hymn “Blessed Assurance.” Berry is one of the pioneers of do-it-yourself recording, as he had half a dozen albums under his belt before he was even signed in Nashville. He’s currently in the studio tracking a new as-yet-untitled album for release later this year, working closely with renowned producer/keyboardist Steve Dorff, who has worked with Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, Kenny Rogers and numerous other top artists.

What makes all of this so remarkable is the fact that Berry has survived health scares that would have ended the careers, if not the lives, of most singers, beginning with a serious motorcycle accident more than a decade before he began his major label career. When asked why he thinks he’s still here and able to sing a professional level, Berry, a man of strong faith, has one simple answer: God.

Berry had surgery for a brain tumor in 1994, at the same time that his single “Your Love Amazes Me” was hitting the number one spot on the charts. And that was before throat issues threatened his singing voice. “There were two major things with my throat,” he said, “vocal cord surgery back in ’97, and then I had throat cancer two years ago. I’m still here and can sing because of God. That’s all there is to it.”

The podcast he records with his wife Robin, who also sings in his live show, gives Berry a chance to connect with people who have their owns stories of faith and life in the public eye. One of those was his friend, the late Charlie Daniels, who died in July of 2020. “I’d known Charlie for a long time, and just a few days after we talked he passed away,” Berry recalled from his home in the suburbs north of Nashville. “It’s funny that, during the first 19 minutes of our conversation, he mentioned being in Heaven three times. He was just a super guy. We’ve been fortunate to be able to touch base with friends of ours [on the podcast], and other people we might not normally get to chat with.”

In addition to working in Nashville on the new album, which will include traditional hymns such as “How Great Thou Art” and “It Is Well With My Soul” that will feature full string sections, Berry also has public performance dates lined up into next year, including appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. He’s beaten the odds several times and shows no signs of slowing down. You can keep track of Berry and his projects at johnberry.com

JOHN AND ROBIN BERRY FAITH, FAMILY & FRIENDS

CONVERSATION WITH AMERICAN SINGER, SONGWRITER AND MEMBER OF BOTH THE ROCK & ROLL AND COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME, RICHIE FURAY

Grammy-winning artist, John Berry and his wife Robin have worked together most of his music career, and now have embarked on a new journey and project they are creating together through the podcast series 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 American singer, songwriter and member Both the Rock & Roll Hall and Colorado Music Hall of Fame, Richie Furay, 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.

“We all have those moments in life that we can reflect and look back on and say, that was a special time in my life,” reflects Richie Furay. “Being a guest on John and Robin’s  Faith Family and Friends Podcast was one of those times for me, not only to share our mutual faith of God’s love and grace and knowing we’re in His family, but to be in that category of friend with these two special people, yes that was a special time!”

“Robin and I felt honored to visit with Richie Furay, his joy of music and appreciation of life was a blessing to us, and his grace of God’s presence in his life and career created such an easy conversation,” stated John Berry. “When you listen to this podcast, you will become an instant fan of this man for many reasons, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.”

Past conversations include the very last interview with the late Charlie Daniels, Billy Dean, Jimmy and Nina Fortune, Daryl 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 Richie Furay:
Richie Furay is an American singer, songwriter and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1997) and the Colorado Music Hall of Fame (2015).  Richie is a music pioneer known for forming Buffalo Springfield (with Stephen Stills and Neil Young), Poco, and the Souther Hillman Furay Band. His best-known songs, Kind Woman , Pickin’ Up The Pieces and Good Feelin’ To Know, have reached classic status and appear on many country rock compilations. In 1983 Furay stepped away from the music world to become the senior pastor of a non-denominational Christian church, Calvary Chapel of Boulder, Colorado. He pastored the church for 35 years, retiring from the pulpit ministry on Christmas Eve, 2017. Throughout the years He continued to perform as a solo artist and regrouped with Buffalo Springfield in 2011 to headline the Bonnaroo festival. Richie continues to record releasing his latest CD Hand in Hand in 2015 and is  currently recording a compilation of “country classics” (including John Berry’s “Your Love Amazes Me” to which John lends his voice) in Nashville scheduled for release in September. Richie has been married to his wife Nancy for 53 years. They have four daughters and 13 grand-children. A documentary, Through It All: The Life and Influence of Richie Furay is currently in post-production. The trailer is narrated by Cameron Crowe and is also scheduled for release in 2021.