Follow-Up Scans Reveal Berry is Cancer Free
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 19, 2019) — John Berry, a Grammy winning singer/songwriter, announced in January of this year, he had been diagnosed with throat cancer. Recent follow-up scans reveal he is cancer free. He continues to tour and will embark on his 23rd Annual “Songs and Stories With John Berry Christmas Tour” this Fall.
In a video narrated by Berry, he shares intimate moments filmed during a benefit held on his behalf in April as he performed his current single “The Richest Man” as well as his personal reflection about the inspiration behind the song. The song is dedicated to his dad who taught him that the most valuable things in life typically had very little to do with money. Watch the video here.
“It is with a grateful heart for a dad that loved me and showed me what was important in life that I dedicate this work to my father, Jim Berry, and to other fathers that walked before and after him, that strove to make their children’s lives full and rich in what really mattered, faith, family, and friends,” said John Berry.
“The Richest Man,” off his latest project, Thomas Road, is a poignant, heartfelt and personal song penned by Berry, Liz Hengber and Will Robinson. The song was co-produced by Barry Weeks as well as longtime friend and producer Chuck Howard, who produced all of the familiar Berry hits over the years, including last summer’s Top 30 song,”Beautifully Broken” from the hit film of the same name. Stream and download Thomas Road on all digital music platforms here.
“I never tire of hearing this most fundamental message of country music — happiness doesn’t lie in wealth, but in love. Few have the heart and soul to deliver it as effectively as this guy. Brilliantly crafted, wonderfully melodic, exquisitely poetic and flawlessly produced.” MusicRow Magazine DISCovery by Robert K Oermann.
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.”
2019 Tour Dates:
8-24-19 – Tifton, GA – Tift Theater
9-13-19 – Panama City Beach, FL – Holiday Inn Resort Concert Series
9-14-19 – Panama City Beach, FL – Holiday Inn Resort Concert Series
9-19-19 – Sugar Hill, GA – The Bowl at Sugar Hill
10-24-19 – Alexander, AL – Benjamin Russell HS The Heart Behind the Music Series
2019 Christmas Songs and Stories Tour:
11-22-19 – Marietta, GA -Marietta Performing Arts Center
11-23-19 – Lynn Haven, FL – Gretchen Scott Nelson Performing Arts Center
11-24-19 – High Point, NC – High Point Theater
11-29-19 – Shipshewana, IN – Shipshewana Event Center
11-30-19 – Washington, IN – Washington High School Theater
12-1-19 – Chillicothe, OH – Majestic Theatre
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
12-20-19 – Tifton, GA – Tift Theatre
12-21-19 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House
12-22-19 – Gallatin, TN – The Palace Theatre
Stay current with John Berry on his website, www.johnberry.com as well as social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Music is available for streaming onSpotify ,Apple Music and Google Play download on Amazon Music and iTunes. Watch video content on YouTube.
About John Berry:
GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry released his current album Thomas Road” released Nov. 30, 2018 and 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 songsandstories.com. Follow John on his website at www.johnberry.com.