GRAMMY® winning singer/songwriter, John Berry, has released a video and the single “All Come Together” co-written by award-winning songwriter, Chuck Jones. The project is being released to radio in an effort to support the recent Eastern KY flooding. John Berry called on his friends Keb’ Mo’, Collin Raye, John Oates, Casey James, Bryan White, John Cowan, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Heidi Newfield (Trick Pony), Dave Innis and Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) and Mike Farris to join him in the studio to record the uplifting song. CDX Nashville is distributing the song to radio along with the supporting video created by Jeff Moseley of CMJ Productions. An awareness campaign promotion utilizing the power of social media has been launched referencing #allcometogether-kystrong. Wathe video on John Berry’s official YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/NB87c_Q0VOM
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the floods and the severe weather system that impacted KY residents and businesses on July 26, 2022. All donations to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. If you wish to donate to the Flood Relief Fund, please click here https://secure.kentucky.gov/FormServices/Finance/EKYFloodRelief
“Robin and I wanted to do something to help the victims of Eastern KY and the state with clean-up efforts and much-needed essentials,” reflected John Berry. “ I wrote this song with my buddy Chuck Jones in September of 2017 after the hurricanes hit in Texas and I hope it encourages you to donate your time volunteering or give money to help.”
Co-writer Chuck Jones added, “John Berry, and I got together to write a song one late summer day in 2017, we’d been watching footage of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana that weekend before. We felt compelled to write about that devastation. When we played the song for John’s wife, Robin, she had the great idea to use the song to help raise funds for the victims of that flood, as well as the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The resulting recording and video of “All Come Together” brought together over a dozen country, pop and gospel artists, videographers, studios, and engineers, all donating their time and talents to that cause. The recent tragic flooding in eastern Kentucky has, for so many, meant the loss of everything they had. So it seemed like the right thing to resurrect our song and video as a fundraiser for those unfortunate folks. I feel privileged to be a part of any healing it might bring!”
“It was such an honor for me, to have been a part of this incredible song and video with John and so many fantastic artists. A strong reminder that natural disasters continue to happen, and typically, when they do, it brings out the very best in people! That is certainly the case in this situation. It is my sincere hope and prayer, that this project will help rally people to come to the aid of their neighbor and support and bless, the flood victims of the great State of Kentucky,” stated Collin Raye.
“When my manager, Brian Smith, called me to ask if I would participate in a song to benefit the 2017 Hurricane Harvey flood victims I was all in. Now that another flooding disaster just hit my beloved Kentucky. It just felt right to resurrect this powerful song and video and share it again in hopes it will compel people to pitch in to help, as volunteers or with whatever contributions they can offer,” shared John Cowan.
“Our hearts break from seeing the devastation from the recent flooding in eastern Kentucky. No one can understand how scary and powerful Mother Nature can be until you have experienced her first-hand. We are sending many thoughts and prayers to all those affected during this most difficult time. In times of trouble, music can bring comfort and hope. A couple of years ago, we were fortunate to collaborate with John Berry on the recording of “All Come Together,” a song he wrote with Chuck Jones in the aftermath of flooding that devastated parts of Texas, Louisiana and Florida. As the song says, we know that the people of eastern Kentucky will likewise “All Come Together” and look to each other to find strength through the storms. We hope this song will bring some comfort and encourage people to help in the recovery in whatever way they can,” shared Darin and Brooke Aldridge.
About John Berry:
Grammy award-winning country star, John Berry released his new album, Find My Joy in the Spring of 2022. He is currently on tour supporting the new project and his upcoming 2022 Christmas Tour. He celebrated 2021 with his highly acclaimed Christmas With John Berry, The Silver Anniversary Tour. He took advantage of being off the road for the bigger part of 2020 and created new opportunities to continue his reach to his fan base as well as new ones. Highlights include partnering with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for his weekly series, Songs and Stories For Kids, which charted multiple times on the Pollstar Live Stream Chart. He released a new video and re-recorded a new single for “The Graduation Song,” started a new podcast, Faith Family & Friends with John & Robin Berry and ended the year with his 24th annual Songs and Stories with John Berry Christmas. In 2019 John Berry celebrated the 28th anniversary of signing his first record deal. He released “The Richest Man” dedicated to his father from the new album Thomas Road. In 2019, Berry was diagnosed with throat cancer, requiring 35 treatments combined of radiation and chemotherapy. In 2018 charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with the single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack for the 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. His albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available on his website and iTunes and other digital retailers along with other releases. Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, aired weekly for two years on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). Follow John on his website at www.johnberry.com.