Plain & simple, people are in love with the eighties. Get a raspy voiced guy and fit him with Bob Seger & John Mellencamp sounding songs and you have a....Canadian country artist!? This wouldn't work in US country markets but north of the border Johnny's a huge seller. It's a refreshing CD compared to everything else being released in today's market and worth a buy or download. Nothing horribly groundbreaking or original, but then again, most people like it that way. Perfect for the out on the deck having a BBQ and for the mass of Canadian music fans evidently. Thumbs up for something other than a cookie cutter artist! If Rod Stewart, Seger or Mellencamp released a new CD, people would want it to sound like Johnny Reid. Give the sound bites a listen.