Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Music Review: Introducing Johnny Reid

The first song from Johnny Reid’s new CD, Introducing Johnny Reid, had just finished playing in my car’s CD player when one of my 7-year-olds piped up from the back seat. “Mom, I was singing the whole song!” I smiled because I was singing it, too! And Johnny Reid’s music is all that way -- catchy, romantic, uplifting, and original. Johnny Reid may be new to the American music scene, but he’s been one of Canada’s most successful recording artists for a decade and has won numerous awards. In fact, he’s been nominated this year for four Juno Awards, Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys, including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year!

The song my son loved is called “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change the World.” What an awesome message for kids to hear! Another song, “Hands of a Working Man,” celebrates the value of hard work. “Good People” pays tribute to those who do good things in the world. And I love the romantic ballads, “Dance with Me” and “Thank You.” With Johnny Reid’s raspy and intimate vocals, I just melt listening to those songs! Introducing Johnny Reid continues to play in my CD player. In fact, my kids ask me to put it on when it’s not playing! That’s not to say that these are kids’ songs, however. They’re definitely for grown-ups, but with lyrics and tunes that appeal to everyone.

But enough of my feeble attempts to describe Johnny Reid’s music…. Watch the videos below for “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change the World” and “Dance with Me.”





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Admit it, didn’t you get chills listening to “Dance with Me”? Wow. I’m now a huge fan of Johnny Reid. I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Introducing Johnny Reid (releases May 3). With his unique voice and talented songwriting, Johnny Reid deserves recognition on the worldwide stage.

LINKS

Johnny Reid website: www.johnnyreid.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JOHNNYREID
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialjohnnyreid
Blog: www.johnnyreid.com/site/sections/331
YouTube: www.youtube.com/johnnyreidmusic
MySpace: www.myspace.com/johnnyreid




DISCLOSURE: Thanks to Music Moms, I received a complimentary copy of this CD from EMI/Manhattan Records to facilitate my candid review. No financial compensation was provided.

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