John Berry, T. Graham Brown + More Talk Country Music Cruise [EXCLUSIVE]

Cabins are on sale today for the 2025 Country Music Cruise. The all-star lineup includes Neal McCoy, Home Free, John Berry Moe Bandy, John Michael MontgomeryDeana CarterThe Bellamy BrothersDiamond RioThe IsaacsJamie O’Neal, T.G. Sheppard, The Malpass Brothers and more.

For some, like Berry, it’s a welcome return to the Country Music Cruise, where he most recently performed in 2022.

“It is so much fun,” Berry tells Everything Nash. “I’ve gone a couple of times over the years, and it’s just incredible. It’s just so much fun. I can’t imagine what it’s like for real country music fans who go, to be there with so many different artists. But it’s the same way for us, because a lot of these people we’ve looked up to, and we admire their music, but we don’t always get to see them.

“We just run into them,” he continues. “We play the Grand Ole Opry, or different things like that, but it’s not like we’re neighbors and we hang out. And so, we’re on the cruise ship for a week and we get to visit, and it’s a lot of fun.”

T. Graham Brown has been on several Country Music Cruises, where he not only performs, but does a vow renewal for couples while on the ship.

“People love to come on them, and they love on me, and I get to love on them,” Brown tells Everything Nash. “I enjoy getting up there and singing for folks. You know, I have the best job in the world. I get to make people happy for a living. That’s kind of the way I look at it.”

Brown also enjoys the chance to interact with the fans, which for him is one of the things that makes the Country Music Cruise stand out.

“We’re supposed to be visible,” Brown says. “That’s part of the thing. People that come on these cruises, they want to be able to say hey, have a picture made and all of that.”

Bandy performed on the 2024 Country Music Cruise, and is already counting down the days to next year’s cruise.

“I love cruising, because everybody’s in one spot,” Bandy says. “They can’t run, and because the fans are all around here with us, and I love the fans. I love to be with them, and to be amongst them. So it’s fun …  I love this cruise. It’s one of the greatest ones, where we can get out and actually migle with the fans.”

Sheppard is also returning as a repeat performer on the 2025 Country Music Cruise, one of his favorite events, both as an artist and a fan.

“It’s the atmosphere doing the cruises,” Sheppard shares. “The country music cruise is so different from any other concert atmosphere. It’s a relaxed feeling. People are in great moods, because it’s like a vacation. It is a vacation for people, and it’s a vacation for the artists too, who are doing the shows. It’s a no-brainer for me. I mean, I enjoy doing the shows because the equipment, the sound, the production is always great.

“I love working the outside deck, and I love working in the lounge area,” he adds. “I just enjoy doing it because of the relaxed atmosphere and it’s just so much fun and the people are in a great mood.”

As the Country Music Cruise just celebrated its tenth anniversary, plans are already in place to make next year’s one of the best experiences for the country music fans who are part of the 2025 Country Music Cruise.

“Our 10th anniversary sailing last month was a very special one indeed,”  Mike Jason, President of StarVista LIVE, says. “Whether a guest on many of our sailings or a first-timer, everyone was warmly welcomed into the Country Music Cruise family. The artists entertained us in a world-class fashion, provided plenty of great music and laughs, and created many, many special moments.”

The 2025 Country Music Cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale on January 19, and head to Key West, Cozumel and Costa Maya, returning on January 26. Cabins for the 2025 Country Music Cruise are on sale now. Use code EverythingNash for an exclusive low rate available only to Everything Nash readers.