Canadians are notorious for being nice. Sometimes too nice. But we in Canada can’t take credit for home growing the likes of Johnny Reid. Although now one of our own, it is most understood, he is a gift to us.
A few weeks ago, Scotland-born, Canadian singer/songwriter Johnny Reid accepted the award for Country Album of the Year at the 40th Annual Juno Awards for “A Place Called Love.” But as music lovers come to know him over time, what has consistently stood out, aside from his music of course, is his easy-going demeanor and genuine persona.
We caught a glimpse of the personality who prefers “to walk in the sunshine” while attending the Juno Awards Gala in Toronto > Click on the video link below to see it for yourself:
From his music you wouldn’t know it, but outside of his harmonized lyrics, Johnny Reid’s lovely accent originally hails from Lanark, Scotland. Born there in 1974, Reid would eventually arrive to Canada in July 1988 at the age of 13. He met his wife while attending Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, who Reid credits for much of his inspiration.
InRetro Radio has aired plenty of Johnny Reid’s songs in the past – some of our favourites include his single released in 2004, “You Still Own Me,” “Darlin,” and from his current Country Album of the Year, “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change the World.”