GRAMMY WINNING ARTIST, JOHN BERRY, CELEBRATES TITLE TRACK TO “BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN” AT RED CARPET PREMIERE
“Beautifully Broken” Added to Spotify’s New Traditions: Country Heroes Playlist
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2018) — Grammy winning singer / songwriter, John Berry, celebrated his new single, “Beautifully Broken,” the title track for the exhilarating new feature film of the same name at the red carpet VIP Premiere Monday evening. The single has been #1 on the Christian Music Weekly Chart for 5 weeks and in the top ten since charting 23 weeks ago. “Beautifully Broken” is currently at #34 on the MusicRow Country Charts and continues to rise, breaking a 22 year stretch for charting a single on radio. The song was also added to Spotify’s New Traditions: Country Heroes Playlist.
“I am so happy to be a small part of this extraordinary film and sing this amazing song. The film conveys a powerful message of how three families from three different backgrounds with three different situations come together and help each other in ways that saved and changed their lives,” said John Berry. “I encourage you to see this movie. I know it will touch your heart and inspire you, as it did me the first time my friend Chuck Howard (Executive Producer for the film) shared the rough cut with me. It was from that first viewing that I knew I had to be part of sharing this moving story.”
“John made the song “Beautifully Broken” real just like the movie,” stated Beautifully Broken Co-writer and song Producer, Chuck Howard. “We are honored he shared his voice for this project.”
“I will not forget the first time I heard John’s voice singing Beautifully Broken. It was one of those times you realize God just did something big and we get to watch it unfold,” said “Beautifully Broken” songwriter, Jenny Slate Lee. “I am so very honored that John cut the song, he is one of those bucket list artists that we writer’s dream about. His vocal range is incredible and he is one of those artists that he industry just loves- it’s his heart. Yes, he is a wonderful artist, but he is also a wonderful person.”
“John Berry’s rendition of “,Beautifully Broken” embodies the entire message of the film. It reflects hope with heartache as well as hurt and healing,” said star actress of “Beautifully Broken,” Emily Hahn. :His song spreads light and uplifts all who hear it.”
The film brings to the screen an inspiring true story of hope that shines the spotlight on a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
The red carpet premiere was held at The Factory in Franklin, TN on Monday evening attended by many celebrities, the cast as well as movie directors and more. “Beautifully Broken” will be released August 24 in 655 theaters nationwide and has received positive reviews and filling up advance release theater screenings. Find a theater near you here. More information on the movie is available on Facebook.
Watch the John Berry music video and lyric video for “Beautifully Broken.” The trailer for the movie featuring John’s single can be viewed here. Music is available for streaming on Spotify and download on Amazon Music and iTunes.
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About John Berry:
Grammy Award-winning country star John Berry continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary since signing his first record deal and has recently released his new single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack for the upcoming movie of the same name.l 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 as well as iTunes and other digital retailers. Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, airs weekly 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.
About Beautifully Broken:
“Beautifully Broken” is based on the true story of two families from different worlds, each facing a crisis beyond their control. As their lives cross, together they find hope rising out of tragedy. This journey reveals the divine tapestry of God’s love and guidance, where they learn first-hand the power of forgiveness and reconciliation, and the healing that comes from helping others. A refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring real life story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
In 1994, the Mwizerwa family lived through the horrific genocide in Rwanda where nearly one million people were killed in just one hundred days – including their parents and most members of their extended families. By the grace of God, William’s family (his wife, Ebralie, and their four children) survived the massacre. Running from their home without taking anything, they made a dangerous journey to Nairobi, Kenya. William came to the United States in May of 1998 and became very active at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
Big Film Factory has pegged a release date for its film Beautifully Broken which will be released theatrically on Aug. 24 via ArtAffects. The film is about a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret that converge in what is a true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation. It will be released into 600 theaters. The Beautifully Broken cast includes Scott William Winters (Lethal Weapon, Good Will Hunting), Benjamin Onyango (God’s Not Dead, Inception), Emily Hahn (Toy Story 3, Fresh Off The Boat), Eric Roberts, Jessica Obilom (Trafficked), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Nashville), Alan Powell(Quantico), Eugene Khumbanyiwa (District 9), Tammi Arender (Pitch Perfect 2), and television personality Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins (Mary Mary). Christian music artists Toby McKeehan and Michael W. Smith also make appearances in the film.
The film was directed by Eric Welch (DC Talk: Welcome to the Freak Show) and written by Brad Allen, Chuck Howard and Martin Michael (I Am Not Ashamed), along with Mark McCann (Harmony). It is produced by Allen, Michael and Howard, along with Lisa Arnold (Caged No More), Jarred Coates (God’s Not Dead), Michelle S. Duffie (War Room, The Shack). The executive producer is Randy Hartley (Through the Valley).
The movie also features title song Beautifully Broken, performed by three artists: Dove Award-winning pop singer Plumb, Grammy Award-winning country artist John Berry, and Grammy Award-winning gospel artist CeCe Winans. The song is written by Jenny Slate Lee and Tiffany Arbuckle Lee and produced by Chuck Howard.
R-L: John Berry, Jenny Slate Lee, Plumb and CeCe Winans
Photo: Rick Diamond Getty Images for “Beautifully Broken”