John Berry celebrates 25th anniversary from Athens to Nashville
Singing The National Anthem at Suntrust Park during Atlanta Braves Baseball Game culminates anniversary weekend
Grammy winning singer-songwriter, John Berry continues to celebrate his 25th Anniversary since signing his major label deal and moving from Athens, Ga., to pursue his recording career in Nashville, Tenn. John brought the show back to the city where it all began for a full band performance at The Foundry in Athens, Ga., for a Homecoming Celebration.
Surprising John during the middle of his performance, Nancy Denson, Mayor of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, presented him with an official Proclamation naming June 16, 2018, Official “John Berry Day” and a special surprise gift, the Key To The City, as a gesture of thanks, honoring John for his many unselfish contributions and significance in giving to the community of Athens
“I am very proud of everything I have accomplished the past 25 years, but even more than the awards and opportunities, I am proud of where I came from,” says John Berry. “Celebrating with the people who got me to where I am today, and who continue to support me and my music means everything to me.”
“John Berry is one of the great success stories that helped establish Athens reputation as a Music City, which draws thousands of tourists to our community every year,” said Nancy Denson, Mayor of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. “Athens area fans pack the house to enjoy his beautiful tenor voice when he returns to his music roots in Athens. It gives me great pleasure to officially express Athens pride in John on his 25th Anniversary of his first major contract signing which took place in Athens.”
Special guest performers during the homecoming celebration show included Bill Pappas and Kenny Head during the three hour performance for the sold out, fan-packed show filled with friends and fans of all ages. Bill and Kenny were both members of John’s band, The Pack, for four years and played on John’s 1990 independent CD Saddle the Wind.
Culminating the Anniversary Homecoming weekend on Father’s Day, Sunday. June 17, Atlanta native, John Berry, sang the National Anthem before the Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres sold out baseball game at Suntrust Park.
Keep up to date with John Berry on his website johnberry.com and “Songs & Stories with John Berry” at songsandstories.com. Music is available for download on digital retailers iTunes, Amazon Music and streaming on Spotify and Pandora Music.
John Berry Tour Dates:
June 22 – Roanoke, AL – The Lowry Barn & Event Center
June 25 – Panama City, FL – private
June 26 – Nashville, TN – “The Ryman “GRETSCH PRESENTS THE FIFTH ANNUAL GEORGIA ON MY MIND”
July 21 – Emory, VA – Emory & Henry McGlothlin Center
July 22 – Valparaiso, IN – Porter County Fair
Aug. 11 – Milton, FL – The Imogene Theatre
Aug. 17 – McDonough, GA -Henry Co Performing Arts Center
Aug. 19 – Danbury, NC – The Arts Place of Stokes
Aug. 25 – Walhalla, SC – Walhalla Performing Art Center
Sept. 13 – Battle Creek, MI- Harper Creek High School Auditorium
Sept. 15 – Traverse City, MI – Lars Hockstad Auditorium
Sept. 16 – Muskegon,MI – Muskegon Reeths-Puffer High School Auditorium
Sept. 19 – Lawrenceville, GA – Gwinnett County Fair
Sept. 26 – Jacksonville, AL – JSU Stadium
Oct. 18 – Ultimate Family Weekend – Blue Ridge, GA
Dec. 1 – Pelham, TN -The Caverns
Feb. 9 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Mar. 15 – McMinnville, TN – The Parker Theater
June. 26 – Marietta, GA – Private
22nd annual Christmas Tour dates announced soon
About John Berry:
GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry has recently released his new single “Beautifully Broken” which is the title track 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 #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 at johnberry.com as well as iTunes and other digital retailers. Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry is currently in it’s second season and 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.
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