John Berry (musician)

John Berry (musician)

Infobox musical artist

Name = John Berry
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = John Edward Berry
Born = birth date and age|1959|9|14cite web |url= |title=John Berry biography |accessdate=2008-02-15 |last=Cohoon |first=Rick |work=Allmusic]
Origin = Aiken, South Carolina, USA
Instrument = Vocals
Acoustic guitar
Genre = Country
Occupation = singer-songwriter
Years_active = 1979-present
Label = Liberty/Patriot
Capitol Nashville
Lyric Street
Clear Sky
Associated_acts =
URL = [ John Berry official web site]

John Edward Berry (born September 14, 1959 in Aiken, South Carolina) is an American country music artist. Active as a recording artist since 1979, he has recorded more than fifteen studio albums, including one platinum album and two gold albums. In his career, Berry has also charted nineteen songs on the "Billboard" Hot Country Songs charts, including the Number One single "Your Love Amazes Me" from 1994 and six additional Top Ten hits: "What's In It for Me" (#5, 1994), "You and Only You" (#4, 1995), "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye" (#2, 1995), "I Think About It All the Time" (#4, 1995), "Change My Mind" (#10, 1996), and "She's Taken a Shine" (#2, 1997).


John Edward Berry was born on September 14, 1959 in Aiken, South Carolina, to James and Marie Berry, and raised in the Atlanta, Georgia area. His father listened to concert pianist Van Cliburn, his mother had a strong taste for gospel, and his brother became an opera singer. John gravitated to both soul and country music and began recording his own albums at home in 1979. Two years later, John started performing solo acoustic shows in northeast Georgia,including performing in the parking lot of Sanford Stadium after Georgia Bulldogs home football games, then expanded around the southeast, building a strong name and following. He eventually made six self-produced albums, with the last one selling over 10,000 copies. He was finally signed to Liberty Records/Capitol Records in 1992.

Berry has contributed to children's charities, and lent his name to such causes as adult literacy and Cystic Fibrosis.

John has been actively recording his own albums with his new independent label, Clear Sky Records. His album "Songs and Stories" was released in May 2002, and has sold over 25,000 copies at shows, online, and through his Fan Club. For the 2003 holiday season, he re-released his live Christmas CD, "O Holy Night Live" (formerly titled "Christmas Live").

In 2008, Berry self published his music through indie digital distributor Speakerheart.Fact|date=September 2008



*AFailed to chart.


External links

* [ John Berry Official Website]

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