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Music of the Genies: Johnny Reid

We round up our Music of the Genies series today with a look at country crooner Johnny Reid, who's poised to take the stage at tomorrow's 32nd Annual Genie Awards.

Born in Scotland, Reid moved to Canada at 13 and released his first album, Another Day, Another Dime in 1997. Since that time, he's won 15 CCMA Awards and 3 Junos, and made himself a permanent fixture on the country music scene.

Part of Reid's success is due to the fact that his music comes from the heart. He sings about hope, love and courage, and his fans call his music inspirational. He's also a consummate family man, as both a husband and father, Reid somehow manages to balance a hectic touring schedule and life at home, all while maintaining his humility.

Reid's Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World peaked at #41 on Canadian charts in 2010:





2009's Dance With Me is still melting hearts across the country:





Upbeat and fun-loving, Reid released Love Sweet Love in 2007:




With seven albums under his kilt, two of which went double platinum, Reid's performance tomorrow night prefaces his latest release. The new album hits stores March 13th, and Reid will be performing his new single Fire It Up live for the first time at tomorrow's Genie Awards. We're in for a treat.


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Music of the Genies: The Sheepdogs

Music of the Genies: K'naan

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K'naan, The Sheepdogs and Johnny Reid To Perform at the Genies

Our Exclusive Genie Awards Live Streaming Coverage

 

 

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