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John Berry’s“Songs & Stories For Kids”with Papa Berr has been included in programming at Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Berry, who was expecting his first grandchild at the time, started reading some of his own children’s favorite stories, such as “Go Dog Go”, “Pete The Cat I Love My White Shoes”, “The Rainbow Fish” and “Billy Goat Gruff” in preparation for the upcoming addition to the family, as well as bring some familiar childhood comfort to fans during the initial phase of quarantine of Covid-19. To date he has read to over 130K viewers. To watch the past episodes, subscribe to his YouTube channel here.

"I am thrilled that Seacrest Studios is making "Songs and Stories for Kids" with Papa Berr available to the children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. With the arrival of my first grandchild, I began collecting books that I would be able to share with her. When the quarantine happened, children and families were home together all day and I thought parents would enjoy a short break and children definitely needed activities so I felt led to begin sharing my music and new books with children through Facebook Live,” noted John Berry.  “As a child I loved being read to and even as an adult, I find great enjoyment and I am able to escape the chaos of the world through audio books. My hope is that kids and parents can take a moment and escape with me through a song and a story.”

"What a treat to now have "Songs and Stories for Kids" broadcasting over the airwaves at Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville! Grammy Award-winning country artist, John Berry, is inspiring patients with his remarkable voice as a storyteller and performer through a unique series of shows featuring songs and inspirational stories," shares Program Manager, Seacrest Studios - Mamie Shepherd. "A survivor of medical challenges himself, John knows what it is like to spend time in a hospital. He can relate to children who are undergoing treatments and therapies at a time when they cannot have outside visitors. This country star's compassionate heart shines through during every broadcast, and all are inspired by his program. Seacrest Studios wishes to thank John for generously opening his world to our's!"

Berry's TV show of similar name, Songs & Stories with John Berry, aired for two seasons with special guests such as Exile, Pam Tillis, Steve Dorff, Darryl Worley, Terri Clark, Tracy Lawrence and many more on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK).

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