John Kirkland “Johnny” Reid (born August 21, 1974 in Lanark, Scotland, UK) 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).
Reid moved to Nashville, Tennessee to make country music; he and his family reside in Nashville. 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.
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).