Johnny Reid

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Johnny Reid
Johnny Reid.jpg
Born (1974-08-21) August 21, 1974 (age 40)
Lanark, Scotland
Occupation Singer
Years active 1997 — present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Reid (m. 2014)[1]
Children Justin Reid
Tyler Reid
Dylan Reid
Ava Reid
Website
Official site

John (Johnny) Kirkland Reid (born August 21, 1974 in Lanark, Scotland, UK[2]) is a country music artist who has charted several hit singles in Canada. Reid moved to Canada in July, 1988 when he was 13. His father, a diesel mechanic, wanted to give Reid and his brother opportunities he did not think they would have in Scotland. He graduated from Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton, ON in 1992. Reid went on to attend Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, where he met his wife (and was a kicker on the varsity football team).[3] Reid moved to Nashville, Tennessee to make country music; he and his family reside in Nashville.[4] He was nominated for the 2008 Juno Award for Country Recording of the Year for Kicking Stones. Reid was named Male Artist of the Year at both the 2008 and 2009 CCMA Awards. He also performed at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill on July 1, 2010, which the Queen and Prince Philip attended.

Music career[edit]

Another Day, Another Dime and Johnny Reid[edit]

Reid's debut album, Another Day, Another Dime, was released in 1997 on JCD Records. No singles were ever released from the album. However, it was his second album, which was self-titled and released in 2000, where he saw minimal chart success. Three singles from this album were released and all three of which charted. The lead-off and debut single, "Given Up on Me", was a minor hit on the RPM Country Tracks chart. It reached a peak of No. 45. A second single, "Runnin' Wild" charted at No. 50. The album's third and final single, "She Don't Wanna Hear", just missed the Top 40 of the country chart, peaking at No. 41.

Born to Roll[edit]

Reid's first single in four years, "You Still Own Me", was released in 2004. It was the lead-off single to his third studio album, Born to Roll. The charted in the 20 of the Canadian country charts. Born to Roll was released on March 15, 2005, via Open Road Recordings, and peaked at No. 5 on the Canadian Top Country Albums chart. A second single, "Sixty to Zero", charted to No. 19, however it was the album's third single to get Reid into the Top 10 of the charts. "Missing an Angel" eventually reached No. 6 on the charts, giving him his first Top 10 single of his career. A fourth single, "Time Flies", also managed to chart in the Top 10, peaking at No. 9. A fifth and final single, "Gypsy in My Soul", only made No. 12. Born to Roll became his first certified album, being certified Gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA).

In 2007, Canadian music group Emerson Drive covered "You Still Own Me". They took the song to No. 22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Kicking Stones and Dance with Me[edit]

In 2007, a new single entitled "Love Sweet Love", would be released and act as the lead-off single to Kicking Stones, which was released on April 10, 2007. The single peaked at No. 11 on the Canadian country charts and was followed by a string of Top 20 singles. The second single, the album's title track, reached No. 13, and "Darlin'", the album's third single, became Reid's first Top 5 single. Two additional singles, "Thank You" and "Out of the Blue", were released, peaking at No. 13 and No. 7 on the charts, respectively.

Reid's fifth studio album, Dance with Me, was released in March 2009, and debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Top Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[5] "A Woman Like You" was released as the first single from the album and reached No. 4 on the country charts, peaking No. 4 in 2009. The title track was then released and reached No. 10, followed by "Old Flame", which has so far peaked in the Top 10.

A Christmas album, entitled Christmas, was released November 10, 2009. Reid's first live DVD, Live at the Jubilee was released on February 9, 2010.

A Place Called Love[edit]

In 2010, Johnny Reid signed with EMI for the release of his next studio album, A Place Called Love, released August 31, 2010. The first single, "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World" was released on June 7. Reid's second live DVD, Heart & Soul was released on March 29, 2011 in Canada.

Fire It Up[edit]

2012 marked the release of Johnny Reid's second album for EMI, Fire It Up. The title track was released on January 10 to Canadian radio and iTunes. The album features Canadian guest artists Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Serena Ryder. The album was also released as a deluxe version with four bonus songs and a DVD featuring the making of the album.

Reid released his second Christmas album, A Christmas Gift to You, on October 22, 2013.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
CAN
[7]
Another Day, Another Dime
  • Release date: 1997
  • Label: JCD Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Johnny Reid
  • Release date: January 2000
  • Label: JCD Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Born to Roll
Kicking Stones
  • Release date: April 10, 2007
  • Label: Open Road Recordings
  • Formats: CD, music download
21
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[9]
Dance with Me
  • Release date: March 10, 2009
  • Label: Open Road Recordings
  • Formats: CD, music download
3
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[10]
A Place Called Love
  • Release date: August 31, 2010
  • Label: EMI Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
1
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[11]
Fire It Up
  • Release date: March 12, 2012
  • Label: EMI Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Christmas albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
CAN
[7]
Christmas
  • Release date: November 10, 2009
  • Label: Open Road Recordings
  • Formats: CD, music download
7
A Christmas Gift to You 1

Singles[edit]

1999–2000[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
1999 "Given Up on Me" 45 Johnny Reid
2000 "Runnin' Wild" 50
"She Don't Wanna Hear" 41

2001–2010[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN
2004 "You Still Own Me" Born to Roll
2005 "Sixty to Zero"
"Missing an Angel"
2006 "Time Flies"
"Gypsy in My Soul"
2007 "Love Sweet Love" Kicking Stones
"Kicking Stones"
"Darlin'" 57
2008 "Thank You" 82
"Out of the Blue" 80
2009 "A Woman Like You" 51 Dance with Me
"Dance with Me" 66
"Old Flame" 85
2010 "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World" 41 A Place Called Love
"Let's Go Higher" 58
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2011–present[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN
2011 "Hands of a Working Man" A Place Called Love
"You Gave My Heart a Home"
2012 "Fire It Up" 53 Fire It Up
"Baby I Know It" 76
"Dedicated to You" 99
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Album
2010 "You Tell Me" Terri Clark The Long Way Home

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN AC
[17]
2013 "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" 12 A Christmas Gift to You
"Winter Star" 13

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2004 "You Still Own Me" Margaret Malandruccolo
2005 "Sixty to Zero" Shawn Maher
"Missing an Angel" Warren P. Sonoda
2006 "Time Flies" Stephano Barberis
2007 "Love Sweet Love" Steven Goldmann
"Kicking Stones"
"Darlin'"
2008 "Thank You"
"Silent Night"
2009 "A Woman Like You"
"Dance with Me" Warren P. Sonoda
"Old Flame"
2010 "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World" Margaret Malandruccolo
"Let's Go Higher" Ante Kovac
2011 "Hands of a Working Man" Joel Stewart
"You Gave My Heart a Home"
2012 "Fire It Up" Margaret Malandruccolo
"Baby I Know It" (with Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
"Dedicated to You" (remix) John Poliquin

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2005 Canadian Country Music Association Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award Nominated
Independent Song of the Year — "You Still Own Me" Won
2006 Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award Won
Single of the Year — "Missing an Angel" Nominated
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year — "Missing an Angel" Nominated
Independent Male Artist of the Year Won
Independent Single of the Year — "Missing an Angel" Won
2007 Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Independent Male Artist of the Year Won
2008 Juno Awards of 2008 Country Recording of the Year — Kicking Stones Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Album of the Year — Kicking Stones Nominated
Top Selling Canadian Album — Kicking Stones Won
Male Artist of the Year Won
2009 Album of the Year — Dance with Me Won
Video of the Year — "A Woman Like You" Won
Male Artist of the Year Won
Fan's Choice Award Won
Single of the Year — "A Woman Like You" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year — "A Woman Like You" Won
Top Selling Canadian Album — Dance with Me Won
2010 Juno Awards of 2010 Country Album of the Year — Dance with Me Won
Album of the Year — Dance with Me Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Juno Fan Choice Award Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Single of the Year — "Dance with Me" Won
Video of the Year — "Dance with Me" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year — "Dance with Me" Won
Top Selling Canadian Album — Dance with Me Won
Fans' Choice Award Won
Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2011 Juno Awards of 2011 Juno Fan Choice Award Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year — A Place Called Love Nominated
Country Album of the Year — A Place Called Love Won
Canadian Country Music Association Fans' Choice Award Won
Male Artist of the Year Won
Album of the Year — A Place Called Love Nominated
Top Selling Canadian Album — A Place Called Love Won
Single of the Year — "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year — "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World" Nominated
Video of the Year — "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World" Won
2012 Juno Awards of 2012 Single of the Year — "Let's Go Higher" Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Fans' Choice Award Won
Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year — Fire It Up Nominated
Top Selling Canadian Album — Fire It Up Won
Single of the Year — "Fire It Up" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year — "Fire It Up" Nominated
Video of the Year — "Fire It Up" Nominated
Interactive Artist of the Year Nominated
2013 Juno Awards of 2013 Artist of the Year Nominated
Country Album of the Year — Fire It Up Won
Video of the Year — "Fire It Up" Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Fans' Choice Award Nominated
Songwriter of the Year — "Baby I Know It" Nominated
Top Selling Canadian Album — Fire It Up Won
2014 Juno Awards of 2014 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year — A Christmas Gift to You Won
Canadian Country Music Association Fans' Choice Award Won
Interactive Artist of the Year Nominated
Top Selling Canadian Album — A Christmas Gift to You Won

Band[edit]

  • Ben Rutz (Violin)
  • Michael Shand (Keyboards)
  • Yvan Petit (Lead Guitar)
  • Mark Selby (Guitar)
  • Charles Fields (Drums/Percussion)
  • Nick Czarnogorski (Bass) Regular session musician for Fatlabs studios. Also plays in a band named Ride The Tiger.
  • Saidah Baba Talibah (Backup Vocals)
  • Miku Graham (Backup Vocals)
  • Jon Jackson (Sax)
  • Chris West (Sax)
  • Jon-Paul Frappier (Trumpet)
  • Oscar Utterstrom (Trombone)
  • Crystal Taliefero (Percussion, sax, acoustic guitar, Backup Vocals) on the 2012 Fire It Up tour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny Reid's recipe for success: family, hope, no yes-men". CTV News. 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ Johnny Reid - The Real Deal
  3. ^ Canadian country star Johnny Reid being courted by labels around the world
  4. ^ "Johnny Reid – the biggest Scots star you’ve never heard of". The Sunday Post. 2013-06-15. 
  5. ^ "SOCAN@Country Music Awards", Words and Music, Winter 2010
  6. ^ "Johnny Reid brings Christmas tour to Edmonton". Edmonton Journal. October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Johnny Reid Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – Born to Roll". Music Canada. 
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – Kicking Stones". Music Canada. 
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – Dance with Me". Music Canada. 
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – A Place Called Love". Music Canada. 
  12. ^ John Williams (2010-10-20). "Voisine slides into No. 1 spot | Music | Entertainment". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – Fire It Up". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – Christmas". Music Canada. 
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Johnny Reid – A Christmas Gift to You". Music Canada. 
  16. ^ "Canada’s Digital Music Sales Rise in 2013 Unlike the U.S.; Eminem, Robin Thicke Among Top Selling Artists". January 10, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  17. ^ "Johnny Reid Album & Song Chart History - Canada AC". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 

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