First Episodes Include Charlie Daniels and Vince and Barbara Dooley
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 14, 2020) — 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 bi-weekly 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 audio podcasts begin streaming Friday, September 18 with subscriptions available now to Faith, Family & Friends online at https://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.
The first three episodes will kick off with an introduction by John and Robin followed by a touching episode of the late Charlie Daniels very last interview, followed by legendary head football coach of the University of Georgia, Vince Dooley and his wife, Barbara.
“We are very excited to share these conversations with friends, both those we have known for many years and new friends we have recently met,” expressed John and Robin Berry. “We know you will enjoy learning how their lives and careers have been impacted by their faith, family and friends as much as we have.
Future guests will include Kim Campbell, Megan Alexander, Richie Furay, Scott Hamilton, T. Graham and Sheila Brown and Bill Cody along with many others including surprise guests along the way.
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.
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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 Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and still a road warrior at age 83, 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 helps to shine the spotlight on the many causes that were close to his heart. He was a staunch supporter of the military and lent 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.
About Vince and Barbara Dooley:
Vince and Barbara Dooley are known and loved throughout Georgia, not only for the decades they devoted to the University of Georgia football and athletics programs, but also for their tireless efforts in supporting worthwhile causes in Georgia. Winship is one of their most important commitments. The Dooleys have successfully battled cancer themselves – Barbara with breast cancer, and Vince with throat cancer – and say they want to do all they can to help others win the fight. Barbara Dooley raised four children, 11 grandchildren, ran for political office, dabbled in everything you could imagine and Vince Dooley was the University of GeorgiaHead Football Coach, 1964-88; Director of Athletics, 1979-2004. For over 50 years, Vince Dooley has had an enduring impact on the University of Georgia, Southeastern Conference, and collegiate athletics across the country. Serving as head football coach at UGA from December, 1963, to Jan. 1, 1989, and as Director of Athletics from 1979-2004, he has been a man of great foresight in times of charting the future, stability in times of change, and vision in critical times that have shaped the path of college athletics. He has been the recipient of most of the nation’s highest honors including his recent recognition as the recipient of the John Wooden Citizen Cup Award in 2016 for positive influence on the lives of others,the 2010 Bear Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes excellence in coaching on and off the field during a career, and the Duffy Daugherty Memorial Award in 2012 for contributions to amateur football. His contributions to the University were recognized in 2008 with the dedication of the Vince Dooley Athletic Complex on Nov. 29, 2008. A special statue and garden commemorate his accomplishments along with the naming of all the south campus athletic facilities in his honor. His contributions to coaching and athletics administration are significantly defined by his place as the only person ever to hold the presidency of both the American Football Coaches Association and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Dooley’s 25 years as head football coach earned him the distinction as the most successful coach in Georgia history. He guided the Bulldogs to a career record of 201-77-10 becoming only the ninth coach in NCAA Division I history to win over 200 games. The Bulldogs won one national championship (1980) and six SEC Championships under his direction. He took his teams to 20 Bowl games and coached a Heisman Trophy winner (Herschel Walker, 1982), a Maxwell Award Winner (Walker, 1982), an Outland Award Winner (Bill Stanfill, 1968), 40 First Team All-Americans and 10 Academic All-Americans.