GRAMMY® winning singer/songwriter, John Berry, has released a video and the single “All Come Together” co-written by award-winning songwriter, Chuck Jones. The project is being released to radio in an effort to support the recent Eastern KY flooding. John Berry called on his friends Keb' Mo', Collin Raye, John Oates, Casey James, Bryan White, John Cowan, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Heidi Newfield (Trick Pony), Dave Innis and Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) and Mike Farris to join him in the studio to record the uplifting song. CDX Nashville is distributing the song to radio along with the supporting video created by Jeff Moseley of CMJ Productions. An awareness campaign promotion utilizing the power of social media has been launched referencing #allcometogether-kystrong.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the floods and the severe weather system that impacted KY residents and businesses on July 26, 2022. All donations to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. If you wish to donate to the Flood Relief Fund, please click here https://secure.kentucky.gov/FormServices/Finance/EKYFloodRelief
“Robin and I wanted to do something to help the victims of Eastern KY and the state with clean-up efforts and much-needed essentials,” reflected John Berry. “ I wrote this song with my buddy Chuck Jones in September of 2017 after the hurricanes hit in Texas and I hope it encourages you to donate your time volunteering or give money to help."
Co-writer Chuck Jones added, “John Berry, and I got together to write a song one late summer day in 2017, we’d been watching footage of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana that weekend before. We felt compelled to write about that devastation. When we played the song for John’s wife, Robin, she had the great idea to use the song to help raise funds for the victims of that flood, as well as the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The resulting recording and video of “All Come Together” brought together over a dozen country, pop and gospel artists, videographers, studios, and engineers, all donating their time and talents to that cause. The recent tragic flooding in eastern Kentucky has, for so many, meant the loss of everything they had. So it seemed like the right thing to resurrect our song and video as a fundraiser for those unfortunate folks. I feel privileged to be a part of any healing it might bring!”
“It was such an honor for me, to have been a part of this incredible song and video with John and so many fantastic artists. A strong reminder that natural disasters continue to happen, and typically, when they do, it brings out the very best in people! That is certainly the case in this situation. It is my sincere hope and prayer, that this project will help rally people to come to the aid of their neighbor and support and bless, the flood victims of the great State of Kentucky," stated Collin Raye.
"When my manager, Brian Smith, called me to ask if I would participate in a song to benefit the 2017 Hurricane Harvey flood victims I was all in. Now that another flooding disaster just hit my beloved Kentucky. It just felt right to resurrect this powerful song and video and share it again in hopes it will compel people to pitch in to help, as volunteers or with whatever contributions they can offer," shared John Cowan.
“Our hearts break from seeing the devastation from the recent flooding in eastern Kentucky. No one can understand how scary and powerful Mother Nature can be until you have experienced her first-hand. We are sending many thoughts and prayers to all those affected during this most difficult time. In times of trouble, music can bring comfort and hope. A couple of years ago, we were fortunate to collaborate with John Berry on the recording of “All Come Together,” a song he wrote with Chuck Jones in the aftermath of flooding that devastated parts of Texas, Louisiana and Florida. As the song says, we know that the people of eastern Kentucky will likewise “All Come Together” and look to each other to find strength through the storms. We hope this song will bring some comfort and encourage people to help in the recovery in whatever way they can,” shared Darin and Brooke Aldridge.