John Berry to Take the Stage at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College

Posted by Brent Treash
Concert Part of the Virginia Highlands Festival

Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter John Berry will sing and share the stories that inspired his numerous hit songs during a performance Saturday, July 21, at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College.

The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is part of the annual Virginia Highlands Festival.

Berry rose to stardom on the country charts of the 1990s 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 country charts, six of which went Top 5, with “Your Love Amazes Me,” scoring a No. 1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records Country Chart as well as “Standing on the Edge of Goodbye” and “She’s Taken a Shine” earning the No. 1 slot in Radio & Records.

He has earned multiple gold and platinum records and was nominated for the ACM Top New Male Vocalist in 1994. He won a Grammy in 1996 for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. He was nominated for another Grammy in 1995 for his smash hit “Your Love Amazes Me” and was nominated for the CMA Horizon Award and Top Male Vocalist Award in 1995. In 1997 he was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year (for “Long Haired Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum) and in 2013 the ICM Awards nominated Berry for the Mainstream Country Male Artist.

And thanks to the miracles of modern technology, he even sang a duet with the late, great Patsy Cline.

“I love what I do, with a passion not seen in quite some time,” said Berry. “I’m hopeful and excited about the future. I love singing and always will. I have a bus, an incredible stage presentation, a great band, a hands-on management team and I’m always all dressed up and ready to go.”

General admission tickets can be purchased for $20. The festival also is offering a VIP ticket for $70 that includes a private pre-show reception at 5:30 pm with Berry and additional benefits throughout the 2018 Virginia Highlands Festival. Tickets can be purchased online at ehc.edu/McGlothlinCenter or in person at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts box office Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts fulfills Emory & Henry College’s mission to increase excellence by utilizing the arts to affirm a liberal arts curriculum. The Center provides unique, engaging artistic programming that seeks both to enlighten audiences and enrich lives. With state-of-the-art technology, the McGlothlin Center for the Arts is a home to complement classroom studies with a professional performing art series and gallery schedule, as well as student and faculty presentations in music, theatre and the visual arts.

The Virginia Highlands Festival is an annual festival that builds a hub of artistic and cultural activity by leveraging the creative, historical and natural resources of Abingdon and the surrounding area to honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote our region. This year’s festival will take place from July 27 to Aug. 5. Visit http://www.vahighlandsfestival.org to learn more.

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