March 24, 2022

John Berry, To Release New Faith Based Album, "Find My Joy"

GRAMMY® Award-winning country singer/songwriter, John Berry, has recorded and is releasing a new album, Find My Joy, featuring heartfelt renditions of Gospel classics that have inspired him offstage and grounded his lauded musical journey. Best recognized for his hit song, “Your Love Amazes Me,” and his incredible rendition of the Christmas classic, “Oh Holy Night,” Berry seamlessly delivers timeless standards “How Great Thou Art,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “I Surrender All” and several new songs sharing the hope he has found personally with listeners everywhere. 

The new album, Find My Joy, features his unmistakable voice that has garnered Platinum records and 20 hit singles. The inspiring project was arranged and produced by multi-award-winning producer, Steve Dorff and is being distributed by Gaither Music Group - Gaither Gospel Series. The album is available to purchase on Gaither.com, Amazon.com as well as independent Christian retailers and available for download and streaming on all digital music platforms on March 25, 2022.   

“I love the opportunity I have had to create new music, and it is awesome to look back here at the beginning of a new year and see that for 10, 20, 25 years I have had new music to share. Amazing!” exclaimed John Berry.

“Gaither Music Group is honored to partner with John and his team for this special recording,” stated Paul Sizelove, president of Gaither Music Group.  “John has impacted countless people with his songwriting, performances and radio hits.  He has developed a brand of faith and family that brings uplifting entertainment as well as encouragement to listeners, and we are excited to introduce his renditions of these timeless songs on the Gaither platforms.”


Tracklist - Find My Joy


1. Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 


2. I Surrender All - Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 


3. Find My Joy - Steve Dorff / Jack Cassidy


4. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus -   Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 


5. It Is Well With My Soul -  Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 


6. Something Bigger Than Me - Steve Dorff / Marty Panzer


7. How Great Thou Art - Stuart K. Hine


8. Blessings - Laura Story


9. Blessed Assurance -  Traditional arrangement by Steve Dorff / John Berry 


10. Live Like You - Steve Dorff / Jack Cassidy 


Backstory:  John was deep in the middle of his throat cancer treatment during Spring 2019 and as one can imagine, he was not in a good place as it was very hard for him physically, emotionally and mentally facing his future as an entertainer. Fast forward to 2020 and the world was deep into Covid-19, and as a touring artist he was dealing with the issues of tour dates canceling and the unknown future; as much of the world as we know it was shut down. John found himself looking for ways to keep productive and he was ready to dive into recording a new project. The single, “Find My Joy,” was written in September 2020 by Steve Dorff and Jack Cassidy. Jump ahead to January 2021, Steve Dorff played the song to John and his wife, Robin, while meeting to discuss Steve arranging the songs for John’s new project. John immediately knew he wanted to record this song for his new faith-based album. It was shortly thereafter, they discussed Steve producing the whole project. Hailing from New York City, Steve had not grown up listening to the traditional (Christian) versions of some of these songs and hadn’t even heard a few of them before, but was drawn to the beautiful melodies, which allowed for him to bring a unique sound to the production of these standards. When John arrived at the studio to record vocals, Steve had added his own creative elements to the production, including an impressive string orchestra and choir, to bring this incredible music to life. The end result is this music is incredible! 

“I really loved the idea of putting my own musical spin on some of these incredible pieces of Musical art,” added Steve Dorff. “John was so very collaborative in letting me be inventive in my approach to the overall sound and Production of the project.”.

The performance of “Something Bigger Than Me” includes a 60-piece Utah Symphony Orchestra arranged by Larry Herbstritt, piano by in-demand concert and studio musician Gordon Mote and conducted by Steve Dorff.

Recording of the new project took place at Dorffmeister Studio, Sound Stage and Masterfonics and was engineered by Craig White, with assistance from David Bates and Joel McKenney. Studio musicians included keyboards by Jimmy Nichols, guitars by B. James Lowry and Justin Ostrander and background vocals by Tania Hancheroff, Kim Keyes, Joe Chemay, Robert Bailey and Gene Miller with programming and additional keyboards by Steve Dorff. Caelan Berry played drums on “Live Like You” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Stay current with John Berry on his website www.johnberry.com  and follow him on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About Gaither Music Group:

One of the largest independent Christian music companies in the world and a household name for millions of fans, Gaither Music Group is known worldwide for its award-winning and top-selling  recordings, including the Gaither Gospel Series, of which 133 products have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. These recordings, which encompass more than 177 video copyrights, showcase gospel music pioneers; many of the finest performers in the gospel genre; up-and-coming acts; and country artists including The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, Joey+Rory, Alabama, Alan Jackson, The Statler Brothers, George Jones, Vince Gill and others. The brand has partnered with

Sandi Patty, Gloria Gaynor, Steven Curtis Chapman and a host of acclaimed talents from various fields of music. Gaither Music Group has garnered sales of more than 40 million DVDs and CDs, including such PBS stalwarts as Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador, the only authorized video autobiography of Reverend Billy Graham; The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash; and three Elvis Presley projects, in conjunction with the Elvis Presley Estate. The company developed a partnership with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® in 2008, one of the most successful music launches in Cracker Barrel® history; and its alliances with Capitol Christian Music Group, Universal Music Group and Time Life Music remain bedrocks for the company. The collaborations of Bill and Gloria have resulted in more than 700 popular gospel songs, including the hymnal standards “Because He Lives” and “He Touched Me.” They have collectively garnered eight GRAMMY® Awards and more than a dozen nominations; and they have received over 40 Gospel Music Association (GMA) DOVE Awards, earning the title “Songwriter of the Year” eight times. The couple are members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Gaither Music Group, LLC, now owned by Primary Wave Music Publishing, has continued to expand and adapt to economic and marketing trends. The label’s award-winning “Gaither Gospel Series” airs weekly on television networks all over North America and Europe; its artists are seen regularly on PBS, RFD-TV, TBN, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse, along with numerous other networks. The company’s website garners over one million hits per month; and the company now has over one million subscribers to its Gaither TV YouTube Channel, which has now garnered over one billion views.  In addition, Gaither TV is now available on the internet, Roku TV, Google TV, Sony TV and Apple TV. The company is noted for performances in world-renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House and the Red Rocks Amphitheater; and the Homecoming concert tour now celebrates more than 20 years of LIVE events that bring gospel music to major arenas across North America. The Gaither brand of artists and products topped the Billboard Year-End Chart of Music Video Sales Labels for 2000, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. 

About John Berry:

Grammy award-winning country star, John Berry is gearing up for the release of his new album in 2022 and just wrapped his 2021 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 since 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. Berry's two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now on his website and iTunes and other digital retailers.  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). For more information, visit songsandstories.com. Follow John on his website at www.johnberry.com.