Title - 'Thomas Road'
Artist - John Berry
For those not in the know, Grammy winning singer/songwriter John Berry has just released his latest project, the quite stunning EP Thomas Road via his very own label, JB Music, LLC.
Named after the street he grew up on in Decatur, GA and where his passion and love for music first took a hold and instilled within him a desire to become a recording artist, each of the six tracks here showcase Berry's musical reminiscence; and one that flies in the face of the old adage You can’t go home again.
1. 'Thomas Road'
2. 'Richest Man'
3. 'Heavin’ Comin’ Down'
4. 'Why Didn’t I'
5. 'Beautifully Broken'
6. 'Don’t Think I Ain’t Country'
From the hearty opening title track ("Thomas Road, where dreams began"), it's clear that as Berry continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary since signing his first record deal his passion for a solid song with a great hook is still always front and center of his recording process.
The beautiful, free flowing, gilded ballad 'The Richest Man' then glides seamlessly into the lush foot-tappin' hipsway of 'Heaven Coming Down,' with the pace slowed once again for the thought provoking 'Why Didn't I.'
Having recently charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with the single, 'Beautifully Broken' - which is also featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie of the same name - the album then rounds out with the upbeat Country roll of 'Don't Think I Ain't Country.'
“I was fortunate to grow up in a home where music was always celebrated," Berry reveals. "The sounds of gospel, classical, country or pop were always present, but it was the latter years of elementary school into high school that were a significant time for me."
"Carole King wove Tapestry, John Denver came down a Country Road, Cat Stevens rode in on a Peace Train and I began playing the guitar,” he continues. "Listening to a white AM radio on the shop table in my dad’s garage helped me to dream bigger than who I was."
"The music drew me in and I had to be a part of it … it was a part of me. With my dad’s encouragement and help we built a little studio in the basement of our house and I recorded my first four albums there."
"The fire inside me grew. I am beyond grateful for the inspiration I found in family, friends and music on Thomas Road. All those memories keep calling me back home to Thomas Road.”
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