John Berry and Friends All Come Together for Hurricane Relief (Music Video)
In the best of all worlds, music brings us together, gives us a vision for a better world, challenges us to bring about change actively. It takes only a moment to recall a refrain from only a single song—Chicago’s “Dialogue, part 1 and 2,” with its closing refrain of “we can change the world now,” for example—embracing unity or urging change.
A few weeks ago, country singer John Berry (“Your Love Amazes Me”) had a writing appointment scheduled with award-winning songwriter Chuck Jones (“Love a Little Stronger”). With the flood waters from hurricane Harvey rising in Houston, the two wrote a tune encouraging that we “All Come Together” to help those affected by the hurricane. Soon after, hurricane Irma hit Florida, causing widespread flooding and destruction. With the song written, the two asked several friends to come together to sing and play on the song. John Oates, John Cowan (The Doobie Brothers), Keb’ Mo’, Heidi Newfield (Trick Pony), Dave Innis and Paul Gregg (Restless Heart), Collin Raye, Casey James, Bryan White, Mike Farris, Darrin and Brooke Aldridge, and Robin Berry lift their voices along with Berry and Jones in this powerful song.
“Chuck and I got together to write and after seeing the destruction on television came up with the idea for ‘All Come Together,'” says Berry. “Everybody feels like they want to help in some way. We just want to bring attention to the cause, and all come together and help. There are a lot of people who are going to need help for a long time. This isn’t a two-week fix. We hope people will donate to Samaritan’s Purse to help the cause. Here’s your challenge to help.”
“‘All Come Together’ has taken on a new meaning for me and Robin,” says Berry. “We are currently in Houston serving on the ground with three different Samaritan’s Purse teams. It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation. These folks have lost most everything, if not everything, in their homes. Recovery and relief for this widespread disaster cannot be accomplished by one person or one organization. Samaritan’s Purse is in Texas and Florida for the long haul…My hope is that through the song and video we can point people to an incredible organization that needs monetary donations as well as volunteers to go out into the field to help restore people’s homes and their lives.”
The video for the song was released today, and the song will be available for download via iTunes and Amazon in the next two weeks with 100% of the proceeds going to storm victims.