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Singer John Berry returns to Paramount

ASHLAND, Ky. — Singer John Berry is returning to the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Ky. this Saturday.

Berry, the country singer known for such songs as “A Mind of Her Own” and “Kiss Me in the Car,” “Your Love Amazes Me,” “She’s Taken a Shine” and “I Think About it All the Time,” has had a long career having hits songs since 1993. In all, Berry has had nineteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

A big boost to his career has been his 1995 album “O’ Holy Night,” with the title track being played on radio stations throughout the Christmas season.

Berry’s Christmas concert tour has become something of a tradition, as has his annual Valentine-themed “Love Tour.”

For Berry, it is about performing the music he loves.

“This is about the songs,” he said. “This is about what these songs have got to say. This is about me communicating these messages. Having a conversation, and Let me tell you a story.”

Berry has performed at the PAC seven times in the past decade.

Tyson Compton, the Paramount’s marketing director, said his shows have done well.

“He has a strong and loyal fan base here and they support him every time, Plus, their word of mouth brings in new attendees each time.” Compton said. “We are always glad to have John at the Paramount. He is as great a person as he is a performer.”

Berry runs and releases recordings on his own label, Clear Sky Records. Among the recent releases have been Berry’s “Celebrate This Christmas,” “Hits,” “O’ Holy Night Live,” “I Give My Heart,” and “Songs and Stories.”

Tickets for the John Berry concert are $30, $25 and $20. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more information or tickets, visit the PAC Box Office during weekdays Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by calling (606) 324-3175. Tickets can also be purchased by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at (304) 523-5757.

Berry will be also be at the Majestic Theatre in Chillicothe on Friday at 7:20 p.m. Tickets are $33, $28 and $23. For www.majesticchillicothe.org/events/johnberry.htm.