Lionel Cartwright and John Berry
Photo Credit: Moments By Moser Photography

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 4, 2019) — Grammy winning singer/songwriter, John Berry, recently celebrated his 60th birthday along with the 40th Anniversary of his first album, which he self-released on vinyl and titled it “Humble Beginnings” in September 1979. One of his biggest anniversaries to date, is the one year anniversary after his discovery of throat cancer. John is back on tour, currently out on his 23rd Annual Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry but, took time out of his busy schedule to share his incredible story and personal journey with a new podcast Soundtracker With Lionel Cartwright where he talks about the brain surgery he had the day his first single reached number one, his motorcycle accident when both his legs were broken and of course the battle with cancer. Listen to the podcast(s) below: 
Release Dec 4 – What Perseverance Sounds Like (Guest John Berry) Part 1
Release Dec 11 – What Perseverance Sounds Like (Guest John Berry) Part 2

“Sitting down with Lionel Cartwright was a pleasure and a real treat. Lionel is a storyteller himself and knows how to bring out the best story inside the person he is having a conversation with,” states John Berry. “Deep and honest communication about our experiences in life is relatable to so many, and you never know who you may reach with your words while sharing your story!”

“Imagine getting the news that your song went number one — on the same morning you’re being prepped for brain surgery. Imagine making your living as a singer — and being told you have throat cancer. Add to these adversities the difficulties of sustaining a music career after your major label deal goes away,” shared Lionel  Cartwright. “John Berry’s life navigation is a case study in perseverance and resilience, with immense takeaway for anyone facing life challenges.”

Catch John Berry on the remainder of his 23rd Annual John Berry Songs and Stories Christmas Tour below:
12-5-19 – Jeffersonville, IN – Jeffersonville Plaza 
12-7-19 – Detroit Lakes, MN – Historic Holmes Theater
12-11-19 – Newberry, SC – Newberry Opera House
12-12-19 – Wilkesboro, NC – Wilkes Community College 
12-13-19 – Albany, GA – Albany Municipal Auditorium 
12-14-19 – Watkinsville, GA – Oconee County Civic Center 
12-16-19 – Augusta, GA – Imperial Theatre
12-17-19 – Gainesville, GA – Pearce Auditorium 
12-18-19 – Dothan, AL – Dothan Opera House 
12-19-19 – Breman, GA – Mill Town Music Hall
12-21-19 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House 
12-22-19 – Gallatin, TN – The Palace Theatre 

The current single, “The Richest Man,” continues to make an emotional impact with fans and receive rave reviews. It is no surprise that John Berry quickly sells out venues all over the country.  The Entertainment Nexus once described the award-winning entertainer as “one of the most remarkable voices in music.”

The current album by John Berry, Thomas Road, is available on digital formats for streaming and download here and can be ordered from his website

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

About Soundtracker With Lionel Cartwright:
Creative pro Lionel Cartwright tells why he began his Soundtracker podcast:
“I believe every human being, regardless of their profession is an artist; that our one and only life is our greatest work of art. Soundtracker draws on a lifetime of curious, counter-intuitive decisions, both mine and my guests, to encourage people to think more creatively about the choices they make, which becomes the life they create. I always want to ask our audience: Have you never changed your mind? Have you ever changed your life?”

About John Berry:
GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry released his current album Thomas Road released Nov. 30, 2018 named after Thomas Road where he grew up in Decatur, GA. The first single off the project, “The Richest Man” was released in March 2019. In 2018 he celebrated the 25th anniversary since signing his first record deal and has recently charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with the single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack for the upcoming 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 as well as iTunes and other digital retailers.  Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, aired for two seasons 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 Follow John on his website at