Wednesday, August 22, 2018

GRAMMY WINNING ARTIST, JOHN BERRY, CELEBRATES TITLE TRACK TO “BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN” AT RED CARPET PREMIERE

Beautifully Broken” Added to Spotify’s New Traditions: Country Heroes Playlist


R-L John Berry, Jenny Slate Lee, Plumb and CeCe Winans
Photo: Rick Diamond Getty Images for "Beautifully Broken"

Grammy winning singer / songwriter, John Berry, celebrated his new single, “Beautifully Broken,” the title track for the exhilarating new feature film of the same name at the red carpet VIP Premiere Monday evening. The single has been #1 on the Christian Music Weekly Chart for 5 weeks and in the top ten since charting 23 weeks ago. “Beautifully Broken” is currently at #34 on the MusicRow Country Charts and continues to rise, breaking a 22 year stretch for charting a single on radio. The song was also added to Spotify’s New Traditions: Country Heroes Playlist.

"I am so happy to be a small part of this extraordinary film and sing this amazing song. The film conveys a powerful message of how three families from three different backgrounds with three different situations come together and help each other in ways that saved and changed their lives," said John Berry. "I encourage you to see this movie. I know it will touch your heart and inspire you, as it did me the first time my friend Chuck Howard (Executive Producer for the film) shared the rough cut with me. It was from that first viewing that I knew I had to be part of sharing this moving story."

“John made the song “Beautifully Broken” real just like the movie,” stated Beautifully Broken Co-writer and song Producer, Chuck Howard. “We are honored he shared his voice for this project.”

"I will not forget the first time I heard John’s voice singing Beautifully Broken. It was one of those times you realize God just did something big and we get to watch it unfold," said "Beautifully Broken" songwriter, Jenny Slate Lee. "I am so very honored that John cut the song, he is one of those bucket list artists that we writer’s dream about. His vocal range is incredible and he is one of those artists that he industry just loves- it’s his heart. Yes, he is a wonderful artist, but he is also a wonderful person."

"John Berry’s rendition of ",Beautifully Broken" embodies the entire message of the film. It reflects hope with heartache as well as hurt and healing," said star actress of "Beautifully Broken," Emily Hahn. :His song spreads light and uplifts all who hear it."

The film brings to the screen an inspiring true story of hope that shines the spotlight on a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

The red carpet premiere was held at The Factory in Franklin, TN on Monday evening attended by many celebrities, the cast as well as movie directors and more. “Beautifully Broken” will be released August 24 in 655 theaters nationwide and has received positive reviews and filling up advance release theater screenings. Find a theater near you here. More information on the movie is available on Facebook.



 The trailer for the movie  featuring John’s single can be viewed here. Music is available for streaming on Spotify and download on Amazon Music and iTunes.

Stay current with John Berry on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and keep up with current tour dates and news at www.johnberry.com

Monday, August 20, 2018

#COUNTRYGIVESBACK - COUNTRY MUSIC FANS/RADIO PERSONNEL/ARTISTS, ONE OF OUR OWN NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Those of you who listen to WRNS in eastern NC and to B93.9 in Raleigh or if you work in radio, you more than likely know Carletta Blake and if you're a new signed artist who's done radio tours at either station, you know she's one of the first to try to help you get your music out even if she can't play it on her station. Country is a genre that's about jumping in when needed and about giving back. Well, her family is in need and if you can give back in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.


On August 18, her husband's parents' house caught on fire. There is basically nothing left of the home, including their belongings and one of their family pets, Elsa. Perry, my father-in-law, was life-flighted to Columbus, OH and is currently in the hospital with complications from smoke in his lungs (he's recently had throat cancer and has a trach which allowed a lot of smoke to pass directly into his lungs.) If you are in the Lancaster/Columbus area and can contribute, or know how they can try to get assistance, with basic living items (clothes, food, toiletries, etc) please let me know. If you can make a monetary donation, even a small one, that would be wonderful, too. They were living on assistance and didn't have renter's insurance, so there will be no other funds coming in. They've called the Red Cross and they are helping cover some of Perry's medication, which is great. Please reach out to me with any other ideas or if you know another way we can help them and thank you in advance for all your love and prayers. They need as many blessings as they can get at this moment. Please share and pass the word.



Thank you!

- Jenn


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

#COUNTRYCOVERS - CORRECTIONS OFFICER JARON ROBERTS COVERS "ANYWHERE WITH YOU" BY JAKE OWEN


So this guy followed me on Twitter last night and I found him to be an interesting guy - not an established artist, not even a "new artist" by industry terms, just an ordinary, hardworking guy making a living as a corrections officer in Harrisburg. IL and playing music whenever he can, for whoever he can. He hasn't opened for anyone and until now, his only audience has been his guitar other than an occasional performance at a small bar or two. He decided to throw his hat in the ring and started posting his covers of hits by artists like Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, and this one of "Anywhere with You" by Jake Owen. Check out Jaron Roberts, I think you'll like him. He's just a humble guy doing what he loves and hoping you'll like it too.

His website is still being completed but until then, you can catch him on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. Feel free to reach out and let him know what you think and just say hi.