Country Gospel singer Benny Berry will headline the Cowboy Gospel Jubilee this Friday at 7 p.m.
“Benny is the real deal,” said Will Nichols, producer of the weekly Opry-style show. “He blew us away last year with his smooth vocals and effortless guitar picking. There’s no question he’s one of the best performers we’ve ever had at the Jubilee.”
Berry lives in Stevenson, Ala., but has played and sung across the America, through much of Europe and all the way down to Australia. He’s been likened to great voices such as Keith Whitlley, Randy Travis and Lefty Frizzell.
Grant Turner, the late legendary Grand Ole Opry announcer once said, "Benny’s voice is like water running over a mill wheel. Like kicking off your shoes and sitting on the front porch at the end of a hot summer’s day. He folds you in song like a soft blanket your mother used to wrap you in."
“Benny has more than a dozen recordings under his belt as well as a number of YouTube videos,” said Nichols. “And the Cowboy Jubilee is a terrific venue to see and hear Benny perform. It’s a fast-moving show where you hear a number of performers play and sing various styles of music.”
Regulars on the Jubilee include Southern gospel singer Amy McAlister along with singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, “Wild Man” Danny O’Boyle, and the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Nichols, known as “The Gospel Gun,” is a crowd favorite and serves as host and announcer.
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads.
It features both gospel and moral secular music performed in a variety of genres.