Michael Berry is known across America on his nationally syndicated program as The Czar of Talk Radio, but his real dream was to be a singer/songwriter of great Texas country music. Since he can’t carry a tune or play an instrument, he satisfies that desire by promoting our brand of music in between talking about politics, culture, bourbon, fried chicken and cornbread.
He is the founder of the Redneck Country Club, which recently celebrated two years as a venue promoting country music. The RCC has already hosted Merle Haggard, Tracy Byrd, David Allan Coe, Mickey Gilley, John Conlee, John Anderson, Pat Green, Earl Thomas Conley, Tony Joe White, John Michael Montgomery and many more. This fall they will feature Tracy Lawrence, Charley Pride, and frequent staples like Billy Joe Shaver, Gary P. Nunn, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Less than a year after it opened, the Redneck Country Club was named Best Honky Tonk in Houston by the Houston Press.
For several years he hosted a program called Texas Time which highlighted independent musicians like Cory Morrow, Roger Creager, Hayes Carll,
He bought his John Deere tractor from his friend Johnny Lee and his worst hangover was after a night with Robert Earl Keen where they sampled moonshine Robert brought back from a recent tour of the Carolinas. He thinks Moe Bandy is underrated, Kenny Rogers is under-appreciated, and that harmonicas improve every song.
His show is broadcast from upstate New York to Portland, Oregon, but he’s a son of the south and a lover of its music. He’s proud of his Nashville radio success and the many musicians he’s met there, but his true love is Texas music and Texas musicians. He’s proud to be honored by the Texas CMAs and promises not to sing when he accepts his award.