January 28th, 2020


Johannes Linstead has a strong breaking hit on pop/mainstream radio with “Be My Girl.” The single is a solid “breakout” on our AC40 charts and radio seems to be loving this song quite a bit. It’s already become a real favorite on the just launched WNHE radio out of Music City. “Our listeners are giving this song rave reviews,” notes music director Michele Sanders. The song is also building at the new KDBJ/Absolute Radio. “My wife thought it was a new Santana single so I had to set her straight,” says program director Michael Johnson. NRH first heard his music with an original holiday single “Tropical Christmas,” a sunny response to the Bing Cosby song, “White Christmas.” Known for his Top 10 Billboard-charting instrumentals of Latin and Spanish guitar works, the Caribbean vibe is in Johannes’ blood. Living in the Dominican Republic and having traveled to a dozen or so islands in the Caribbean, the tropics have always inspired his rhythmic music. The people, the food, the culture and of course the beaches can all be heard in his songs. From being named Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” to winning eight “Best Album” awards, to seven Top 10 US Billboard charting albums, and winning the “People’s Choice” award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best-selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Jazz and World Music genres. Johannes tours across North America and his songs have been used in some of the most popular TV shows, such as Californication, The Following, Burn Notice, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Pawn Stars, Person of Interest, and many others. When talking about his music, Johannes says: “I use music as a way to express what words cannot say. Every note contains a part of me and all the love, joy, hope and compassion in my heart. I believe music has the power to uplift humanity.  I see it all the time at everyone of my concerts. To be able to bring happiness to so many people is a true blessing.” Many feel his music is a blessing and as “Be My Girl” continues to rise, it will no doubt be called one of the best songs of 2020. To find out more about this chart-breaking artist visit:


  1. Jackey Cutler says:

    Johannes Linstead is easily one of my favorite artist. He is an incredibly talented and gifted man.

    Jackey Cutler
    Chicago, IL

    • Mike Behind The Mic says:

      I completely agree with you Jackey. Johannes Linstead is an amazing talent and one that doesn’t come our way very often. Everyone needs to spin his “Be My Girl.”

      Mike Behind The Mic

    • The Man in the Booth says:

      Jackey I agree with you 100% Spin, spin SPIN “ Be My Girl.”

      The Man in the Booth

  2. Bree Winter says:

    I loved “Be My Girl” but didn’t know too much about the artist. Thank you NRH for letting me know about Johannes Linstead. What an amazing man and I want to hear more of his songs.

    Bree Winter
    Tallahassee, FL

  3. Cam Cotton says:

    When I first heard this song on The Independent Music Network I was blown away. Great song. And what an interesting and truly talented man. Thanks for the feature NRH.

    Cam Cotton
    Troy, NY

  4. Max Cassidy says:

    Wow! Johannes Linstead has an impressive musical history and there is more to be written, I’m sure. I really like “ Be My Girl” and going to check out other songs by him soon.

    Max Cassidy
    Oklahoma City, OK

  5. Maria Bell says:

    Be My Girl is super adorable! Johannes Linstead knows how to get to your heart – love that guy!

  6. Paulie Jordan says:

    “Be My Girl” is my current favourite song. This man is going to be around a long, long time.

    Paulie Jordan
    Ashland, OR

  7. Adolfina Maria Nuno says:

    I love all your music Johannes, and “BE MY GIRL” is one of my favorit

  8. I love all Johannes Linstead musics, he is Amazing in each one of them.

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