CONVERSATION WITH PLATINUM COUNTRY ARTIST AND SONGWRITER, NEAL MCCOY
Grammy-winning artist, John Berry and his wife Robin have worked together most of his music career, and now are embarking on a new journey and project they have creating together, a podcast series called Faith, Family & Friends. The twice monthly subscription based podcast is an interview series where John and Robin provide a warm atmosphere of conversation in their ‘sitting around the kitchen table’ approach to talking with their guests. The conversation with Platinum Country artist and songwriter, Neal McCoy, is available now to subscribers of the Faith, Family & Friends podcast at www.johnberry.com.
Listeners will be captivated and feel as if they are in the room with them. Each episode features a high-profile guest, including celebrities, sports stars, Hall of Fame members, best-selling authors, and entertainers, who share personal stories about how their faith, family and friends have impacted their lives and careers.
“My friendship with John and Robin goes way back to the 90s when we were both getting played a lot on the radio, which led us to doing shows together,” shared Neal McCoy. “Always admired John and Robin’s relationship with each other and their faith. My wife Melinda and I have our 41st Anniversary coming up, and we always know that as long as we keep our faith also, nothing can stand in our way.”
“Neal McCoy and I have been friends for a long time. Having him as a guest on Faith, Family & Friends was icing on the cake,” expressed John Berry. “Neal has a special place in all our hearts as a person as well as entertainer.”
Past conversations include the very last interview with the late Charlie Daniels, Richey Furay, Billy Dean, Jimmy and Nina Fortune, Darryl Worley, Randy and Darla Hartley, Bill Cody, Duane and Norah Lee Allen, T. Graham and Sheila Brown, Chris Hillman, Vince and Barbara Dooley, Marty Raybon, Scott Hamilton, Kim Campbell, Megan Alexander.
Throughout John’s long and successful career, Robin has been right beside him, working behind the scenes as a background singer and as part of the JB team. While they have enjoyed an amazing life together, they have also faced difficult challenges, both in his career and his health. With God’s faithfulness being the constant in their lives, they have grown in their relationship with Christ, giving their marriage a firm foundation. Faith, Family & Friends is the perfect outlet, not only for John and Robin to share their life, but for their guests to speak freely about the three most important things in life; faith, family & friends.
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About Neal McCoy:
Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums. In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, came in 2005 from his self-released That’s Life.
A new studio album, XII, arrived in 2012 Co Produced by Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert. In 2013 he released Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride, Neal’s longtime friend and mentor. 2015 brought the Big Band Standards CD You Don’t Know Me. 2017 brought Neal McCoy’s Favorite Hit’s. 10 hits with 2 new songs.
Neal has been on 17 USO Tours around the world and continues to say it’s one of the achievements he’s most proud of. He is also the recipient of multiple Humanitarian awards from The Academy of Country Music, The Country Radio Broadcasters and The Masonic Grand Lodge. In 2016 Neal has again made a move to continue his patriotic values by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance “Live” on his Facebook page every morning. He’s reached millions of viewers all over the country and around the world. Currently he is closing in on 2000 days in a row and going strong. Neal still maintains a very busy touring schedule all through the year. Make sure to catch a show when he’s near because as Neal says “No two shows are the same!”
Neal also supports his own charity organization: East Texas Angel Network which is committed to the enhancement of the lives of children of East Texas who are living with terminal or life-threatening diseases. He hosts a yearly golf tournament, auction/dinner & concert over two days in the Fall.
The foundation has been going strong since 1995 and to date has raised over 9 million dollars for approximately 500 hundred East Texas families.
About John and Robin Berry:
Although John Berry is a household name, his wife, Robin, has been a partner with him on the road, behind the scenes and on stage with him since 1991. They first met while Robin was attending college at the University of Georgia. Shortly after their marriage in 1988, John was asked to perform a Christmas service at the church that Robin grew up at, Green Acres Baptist. Realizing the congregation would love for her to sing with him, it was then he realized that she had a sweet voice and the ability to harmonize. She also had incredible ideas about putting the show together, and he especially enjoyed her being on stage with him. The couple has raised three successful children, Sean, TaylorMarie and Caelan, who are all married and leading meaningful lives. They recently became grandparents with their first granddaughter and are enjoying this season of their lives. Grammy award-winning country star, John Berry took advantage of being off the road in 2020. Highlights include partnering with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 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 his new podcast, Faith Family & Friends and is ending the year with his 24th annual Songs and Stories with John Berry Christmas Tour. 2019 celebrated the 28th anniversary since signing his first record deal in 1992. In 2019, Berry was diagnosed with throat cancer, requiring 35 treatments combined of radiation and chemotherapy. 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. “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.