March 11, 2008
John Berry, who has been off the country music radar since his moderate success of the nineties, is attempting to get his unique voice heard on the radio once again. Songs like “Your Love Amazes Me” and “You And Only You” have successfully demonstrated Berry’s ability to wrap his voice around a ballad with emotion.
The song tells the story of a little boy who deals with his mother’s death by sending her messages via balloons. While the lyrics of “The Balloon Song” are sweet, it cannot be denied that the story can easily fit into a Chicken Soup for the Soul book. Nevertheless, John Berry adds his signature vocals that may give the song the potential to strike an emotional cord with country music fans.
While “The Balloon Song” was originally recorded by Mark Wills for his Loving Every Minute album, John Berry uses his distinctive tenor voice to make this simple song his own.
Written by Casey Beathard
Listen: The Balloon Song