John Berry brings 20th anniversary O Holy Night Tour to Calhoun’s Gem
For all his success in country music, John Berry can credit a Christmas song for what may be his most enduring legacy.
Queuing up his stunning rendition of “O Holy Night,” the title track to his first holiday album in 1995, has become a tradition for many listeners. Berry is rewarding his fans with a 20th anniversary O Holy Night Tour, which makes its second stop Saturday, Nov. 19, in Calhoun, Ga.
“If ‘ O Holy Night’ is all that anyone remembers of me, that’s fine with me,” he says on his website. “It is a truly inspired piece of music.”
Berry began doing Christmas tours with the release of “O Holy Night” and has issued three more Christmas collections since: “My Heart Is Bethlehem” in 2000, “Celebrate This Christmas” in 2005 and “Christmas” this year.
A singer and songwriter, Berry rose to stardom on the country charts in 1990 with such mega hits as “Your Love Amazes Me,” “Standing on the Edge of Goodbye” and “She’s Taken a Shine.” During his star-making decade, Berry placed 20 singles on the county charts, six of which went Top 5.
He has earned multiple gold and platinum records over the years, was nominated as the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist in 1994, was nominated for a Grammy in 1995 for “Your Love Amazes Me,” was nom- inated for the Country Music Association’s Hori- zon and Top Male Vocalist awards in 1995 and won a Grammy in 1996 for his participation in “Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel, Volume 1.”
John Berry’s is making his 20th anniversary O Holy Night Tour and has released a new album, “Christmas,” that includes the perennial favorite song.