Veteran singer Berry announces new music
Thursday, May 19, 2016
– Soulful country veteran John Berry will release his first disc in three years, "What I Love The Most" on June 3 through Mansion Entertainment / Sony RED.
"This new music means a lot to me, largely because the fans funded the project. This is my second successful Kickstarter project," said Berry. "The songs I chose to record are reminiscent of the same sound and lyrics from the early days of my career. It was those solid foundational tunes about love, life and family that breathed life into my career early on and has sustained me over the years. I hope my fans that have supported me from the beginning love and relate to this record. And I hope the new ones enjoy it too"
The 10-track album was produced by the South Carolina native and his wife, Robin Berry and showcases tunes written by Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro, Ashley Gorley, Regie Hamm and Wendell Mobley plus four Berry co-wrote with Richard Fagan, Brian Mabry and Chris Wommack.
"I'm beyond excited to release this new music and bring it to the fans," said Berry, 56. "It's a new time in the music business and technology allows me to be closer to my fans and interact in new ways. You know, God just keeps blessing me. There are new opportunities coming at every turn."
The track list is;
1. She's Mine
2. You're My Sunshine
3. What A Woman Wants
4. Every Time
5. There Could Never Be Another Love
6. Gotta Lotta Love
7. She Don't Need Me
8. I Get That All The Time
9. I've Seen It All
10. When Is Enough Enough
Berry has enjoyed six songs that went top five on the country charts. His hits include "Kiss Me In The Car," "Your Love Amazes Me," "What's In It For Me," "You And Only You," "Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye," "I Think About It All The Time," "Change My Mind" and "She's Taken a Shine."
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