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John Berry Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
John Edward Berry
Place Of Birth
Aiken, USA
64 years old
Birth Date
September 14 1959

John Berry Facts

Child Star?
Country singer
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Robin Berry
Sean Thomas, Caelan James, Taylor Marie

About John Berry 

Born in Aiken, South Carolina, John Edward Berry is a country singer whose deep voice and thoughtful songwriting sets him apart.

Known to have a brand-new perspective that is both fresh and new, the singer-songwriter John Berry became a known name on the country music charts of the ’90s. With his songs like 'Your Love Amazes Me', 'Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye', and 'She's Taken A Shine', Berry's joyful performance of 'O' Holy Night' during his yearly Christmas tours makes the holidays brighter for thousands of people.

John Berry Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is John Berry’s net worth?

John Berry has accumulated a net worth of around $4 million.

How much does John Berry earn per year?

Much information regarding John Berry's annual earnings is unavailable online.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is John Berry?

John Berry is around 5 ft 6 in (166 cm) tall.

How old is John Berry?

John Edward Berry was born in Aiken, South Carolina on September 14, 1959, and is 62 years old.

Childhood And Education

James and Marie Berry gave birth to John Edward Berry on September 14, 1959, in Aiken, South Carolina. He was raised near Atlanta, Georgia. Scott, his older brother is also an artist and sings opera. John Berry started learning the guitar when he was 12 years old. By the time Berry graduated from high school, he was writing songs and giving public performances.

The year 1981 was a tough one for John Berry. Soon after the death of his mother Berry broke both of his legs and his left hip when he got hit by a car while riding his motorcycle. The doctors feared that he might never walk again but after undergoing physical therapy, Berry was able to walk.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is John Berry’s partner?

John Berry married Robin Berry and the duo are parents to three children, Sean Thomas, Caelan James, and Taylor Marie. The family resides in Watkinsville, Georgia on a 72-acre farm known as ElderBerry Farm on Little Rose Creek.

John Berry frequently performs with his wife, Robin as a backup singer. He dedicated the song 'Sanctuary' to her which contains his favorite line, "You're the prayer that mothers whisper each night for their sons everywhere".

Career And Professional Highlights

Berry was raised in a musical environment, even though neither of his parents was particularly fond of country music. While his father preferred the classical piano, his mother preferred the gospel. Berry started learning the guitar when he was 12 years old. By the time Berry graduated from high school, he was writing songs and giving public performances.

In 1985, John Berry began performing at college clubs and bars in Athens, Georgia, following the Georgia Bulldogs' home football games. He self-released six albums during this time, and he quickly rose to local and regional fame. Berry spent nearly 10 years honing his craft while gaining a sizable fan base among University of Georgia students. He even founded his record company to create and release his song recordings for local fans. Berry additionally organized charity concerts close to his house.

Two years later, in northeast Georgia, John Berry began giving solo acoustic performances. He soon began touring the southeast, earning a solid reputation and fan base. He eventually released six albums, the last of which sold over 10,000 copies. In 1992, Liberty Records finally agreed to sign him.

In 1993, Liberty Records issued John Edward Berry's self-titled major-label debut. Berry had five chart-topping singles from this album. 'A Mind Of Her Own' debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard country charts, and was followed by 'Kiss Me In The Car' at No. 22. Berry embarked on a major concert tour as the opening act for artists like Reba McEntire, Aaron Tippin, and The Mavericks after releasing his debut studio album. 'Your Love Amazes Me', which became his only Number One hit on the Billboard charts in 1994, followed this.

In 1994, Berry was transferred to Liberty's sibling label Patriot Records. 'Saddle The Wind' and 'Things Are Not The Same', two of John Berry's independent albums, were reissued by Patriot in the same year. His single 'Your Love Amazes Me' from 1994 was nominated for a Grammy. He was nominated for several Country Music Association (CMA) awards in addition to the Grammy the same year and he won the Horizon Award for the best new artist.

Early in 1994, John Berry started to experience excruciating headaches, lost his appetite, and eventually passed out at a concert. On May 9, 1994, in Atlanta, he was taken to the hospital where a cyst was discovered in his third ventricle. He admitted that he still occasionally experiences short-term memory loss. He is into the idea that this is a kind of rebirth. When Berry occasionally forgets the words to a song, he makes fun of himself, and his wife Robin helps him by using sign language. Berry celebrated his first No. 1 single, 'Your Love Amazes Me', from his hospital bed in Atlanta on the day of his brain surgery.

Furthermore, Berry released Standing on the Edge for Patriot in 1995. 'Standing on the Edge of Goodbye', the album's opening track, peaked at No. 2 for him that year, and was followed by 'I Think About It All the Time', which peaked at No. 4. 'If I Had Any Pride Left at All' and 'Every Time My Heart Calls Your Name', are the other two singles that made it to Canada's Top 20. Both nations awarded this album gold certification. 'O Holy Night', a holiday album, was also released in 1995 on Patriot. John gave a memorable performance of 'If I Had Any Pride Left At All' at the 1995 Country Music Awards using only his acoustic guitar.

For his third major-label album, 1996's 'Faces', John Berry was moved to Capitol Records Nashville (the parent company of Liberty) following Patriot Records' closure in 1995. The opening track, 'Change My Mind', reached its peak in 1996 at No. 10. The No. 2 song 'She's Taken A Shine' and his final US Top 40 hit, 'I Will If You Will', came after it in the US Top Ten chart becoming Berry's final album that was given a gold certification from the RIAA.

Before recording his 1999 album 'Wildest Dreams', John Berry underwent another surgery in 1997 to remove nodes from his vocal cords. 'Crazy For The Girl', a second Capitol album, was supposed to be released in 1997 but was postponed because of his vocal cord operation.

He released two more singles for Capitol in 1998, 'Over My Shoulder' and the album's title track, which spent just one week on the country music charts but was intended to be on the album 'Better Than A Biscuit'. However, 'Better Than A Biscuit' was not widely distributed after he departed from the label in August 1998.

'To There,' Berry's subsequent album was released in 2001 on the independent Ark 21 label. In May 2002, his album 'Songs And Stories' was made available. His storytelling skills were highlighted on this live, two-disc CD. He established his label, 'Clear Sky,' in 2004, where his next two albums, 'I Give My Heart' (2004) and 'Those Were The Days' (2007), were released. Berry's debut album, which is worth thousands of dollars, was self-published in 2008 through the independent digital distributor Speakerheart.

John Berry started his 12th Annual Christmas Tour in 2010. Traditional Christmas songs (including a cappella rendition of "O Holy Night") and tales from his youth were interspersed throughout the hour-and-a-half performance.

John Berry's 20th album and his first Christian project, 'Real Man Real Life Real God', were both released in 2012. Berry, Mac McNally, and Lenny LaBlanc wrote the lead single, 'Real Man'. Additionally, he wrote the politically charged song 'Give Me Back My America' which has been played during Berry's live performances for several years. In July 2012, the video was made available.

Since 2017, John Berry has been the host of the television program 'Songs And Stories With Him', in which he conducts musical interviews with guests, most frequently country musicians. The Nashville-based show is broadcast on Heartland, The Country Network, and AMGTV.

He released the song 'Beautifully Broken' in 2018 for the motivational film of the same name. On August 24, 2018, the film premiered and Berry attended the Nashville premiere. On November 16, 2018, he began his 22nd annual Christmas tour in Marietta, Georgia.

As one can imagine, John Berry was not in a good place during the spring of 2019 as it was very difficult for him to face his future as an entertainer on a physical, emotional, and mental level. John Berry was undergoing treatment for throat cancer. In 2020, the world had already entered Covid-19, and as a touring musician, he was dealing with the problems of postponed tour dates and an uncertain future because so much of the world as we know it had been shut down. John was looking for ways to stay productive and was prepared to start a new project recording. In September 2020, Jack Cassidy and Steve Dorff wrote the song 'Find My Joy'. When John and his wife Robin met with Steve Dorff in January 2021 to discuss Steve arranging the songs for John's new project, the song was being played. John knew right away that he wanted to include this song on his upcoming album of religious music. They talked about Steve producing the entire project shortly after that.

Charity Work

John Edward Berry supports several worthy causes, such as the American Red Cross, cystic fibrosis research, children's health issues, and adult literacy initiatives. He also supports Haven Hospice.

On October 16, 2008, he participated in a benefit concert for a young kidney transplant.

In December 2010, he gave his third charity performance at Greenville High School in Greenville, Michigan, to raise money for the New Montcalm County 4-H Fair.

On June 18, 2010, he performed for no charge at the June Greene County Relay for Life. Every year, he performs at the American Legion-supported Newberry Watermelon Festival in Florida.

What awards has John Berry won?

Berry won the Horizon Award and top male vocalist nomination in 1995. Next, he got a Grammy nomination for 'Your Love Amazes Me'.

Berry was also made a honorary inductee of the M.M.A.I. (Modeling Association of America).

 Other Interesting John Berry Facts And Trivia

  • Since Berry began his career as a recording artist in 1979, he has released more than 20 studio albums, out of which one went platinum and two went gold. Berry has charted 19 songs throughout his career on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
  • The Recording Industry Association of America and the Canadian Recording Industry Association both awarded John Berry certified platinum records.
  • Being an ardent Christian, Berry left a recording company because his song 'Salvation' was deemed "too Christian" by the record label. 
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