Johnny Reid

Johnny Reid

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About Johnny Reid

With his husky voice and rootsy, no-frills sound, Scottish-Canadian artist Johnny Reid has etched his melodies into the hearts of country music fans worldwide. Though Reid was born in Lanark, Scotland in 1974, his father moved the family to Ontario, Canada in 1988, determined to build a better life for his kids. Lonely after school in an empty house with both parents working, he took to guitar and set poems to music, eventually releasing his debut album, Another Day, Another Dime, in 1997. But his career was sparked in 2005 by his third album, Born to Roll, and its hearty, folky sound, with songs like the sweeping, mandolin-kissed “You Still Own Me” making a big, Celtic-influenced impression. In its wake, Reid notched a streak of platinum-certified records on the strength of his transatlantic vibe, peddling old-school honky-tonk (“Whiskey Kisses”), gritty, Joe Cocker-indebted crooning (“Today I’m Gonna Try and Change the World”), and bluesy rockers (“Old Flame”).

Lanark, Scotland
21 August 1974

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