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    Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:48:36

    Johnny Reid to Release "Introducing Johnny Reid" on May 3rd - He is already major in Canada

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    Already a chart-topping, platinum-selling artist in Canada, the pop entertainer Johnny Reid will release his first album in the U.S., entitled Introducing Johnny Reid, on May 3rd, 2011, via EMI/Manhattan Records. Two of his most popular hits in Canada -- "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change The World" and "Let's Go Higher" -- will be available for download on March 8th. You have a chance to see what all the Canadian fuss is about.

    Fans can get a first glimpse of Johnny in action when his first TV special Heart & Soul: Live, filmed at his final concert in Canada in Fall 2010, begins airing on local public television stations throughout March during the station's pledge drive campaigns. Check local listings for a complete broadcast schedule or go here.

    "From a young age, I listened to all kinds of music," Reid said in a statement. "My mother was a big fan of Stax and Detroit soul. My father was a big fan of all music as long as it told a story. I have taken the instrumentation, performance, and energy of soul and annexed that with storytelling of things that really matter in this world: family, love, and friendship."

    Reid, a native of Lanark, Scotland, who moved to Canada at age 13, has released five best-selling albums in Canada. Many of the songs on 2010's A Place Called Love, which topped the Canadian album chart in September 2010, appear on Introducing Johnny Reid. The album's massive success drew the attention of EMI/Manhattan Records, which signed Reid in 2010.

    In addition, Johnny is nominated for 4 JUNO Awards (Canada's Grammy) including Album & Artist of The Year and the Fan's Choice Award. To vote for Johnny, fans can go here. The JUNO Awards will take place March 27th in Toronto, ON.

    Introduce yourself to Johnny Reid by watching the video for "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change The World" here.

    Are you interested in Johnny Reid? I am, as I love his husky voice!

    —Amy Sciarretto

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