SONGS AND STORIES WITH JOHN BERRY Premieres on Heartland

June 26, 2017


Chattanooga, Tenn. (June 26, 2017) – Luken Communications, LLC and The Heartland Network, LLC, in cooperation with CJM Productions, are proud to announce the addition Grammy Award-winning country music star John Berry’s all-new television series, Songs and Stories with John Berry, to the Heartland lineup this summer.  Specific dates and show times will be announced in the coming weeks.

The weekly, thirty-minute show features a new celebrity guest each episode, filmed on location at Nashville's historic Douglas Corner, the same venue where Berry originally showcased prior to receiving his first major record deal.  Songs and Stories with John Berry focuses on the song and the singer with both intimate performances and conversations.  John’s all-star lineup for the first season includes Billy Ray Cyrus, Clay Walker, Craig Morgan, Mo Pitney, Mark Wills, Billy Dean, Suzy Bogguss, Collin Raye, Lee Roy Parnell, Neal McCoy and Delbert McClinton. 

“As an artist whose life and career direction was profoundly changed by a song, I am thrilled to bring the world an opportunity to see and hear firsthand from some of my friends and fellow artists the stories surrounding the importance of some of their favorite and most meaningful songs,” said Berry.  “For me and so many others, songs help us express what we feel inside and stories are the inspiration for the song that lies within.”  

Jeff Moseley, President of CJM Productions, said, “I'm very honored to be part of this wonderful series.  John's bond with his special guests brings out the intimacy of their stories behind the songs that changed their lives.  It's very special!”

Matt Golden, Luken’s Vice President of Programming, said, “Songs and Stories with John Berry is a fascinating window into the music that’s touched so many. The lineup that John and CJM Productions have assembled is packed with legendary talent, and John is a magnificent host, getting the best from each of them as they tell these stories through both discussion and performances. I can’t wait for the Heartland audience to get to see these amazing shows.”

Heartland features programming comprised of syndicated and first run shows along with digitally restored content pulled from the vaults of Music Row, creating a country music and lifestyle experience that brings delight to lovers of every generation and genre.  The program lineup includes WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country & Cody,Reflections with host Keith Bilbrey, Bluegrass Ridge, Country Standard Time, Music City Tonight, Texas Music Scene, Gaither Gospel Hour, Larry’s Country Diner, Country’s Family Reunion and several popular video blocksFor more information about Heartland, visit www.watchheartlandtv.com or www.facebook.com/WatchHeartlandTV.

 

About John Berry:

John Berry has placed 20 singles on the country charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as one number one. An active recording artist since 1979, Berry has released more than twenty studio albums, including one platinum album and two gold albums.  His hits include: A Mind of Her Own, Your Love Amazes Me, What's In It for Me, You and Only You, Standing on the Edge of Goodbye, I Think About It All the Time and many more. His latest album, What I Love the Most, was released in June 2016. This year, John will mark his twenty-first annual Christmas tour.  For more information, visit www.johnberry.com or www.songsandstories.com.

About Luken Communications:

Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming with its collection of networks delivered via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television.  The current network offerings include Retro TV, The Heartland Network, Rev’n, The Action Channel, The Family Channel, GenX and Frost Great Outdoors (FGO).  Luken Communications’ flagship Retro TV was one of the first digital broadcast networks launched in 2005.