Johnny Kennedy's most recent single “Up North” is the perfect song to listen to while you're driving up to Cottage Country. Johnny actually wrote this song as he was driving up the 400 to Muskoka. The lyrics of this song were inspired by Johnny's countless trips up to his family cottage in Irondale on highway 503 (mentioned in the song) as well as his trips up the 400 and highway 11 to Muskoka where he works as a boat mechanic on Lake Rosseau. Throughout this song you will hear unique references to places in cottage country and activities that make the cottage such a special and memorable thing for so many people. Not only do you hear things in the lyrics of the song that will immediately take you straight to the cottage but when Johnny produced the song he threw in actual sound clips from the cottage that match the lyrics. When you listen closely you will hear an outboard motor "trimming up", a trailer hitch getting "hitched up" and the "beat on the dock" mixed into the kick drum which immediately will take you right back to those nights at the cottage jamming down on the dock when someone was "keeping the beat" on the dock. This theme is consistent throughout most of his music, which he calls “Cottage Country Music”. Johnny's Cottage Country Music is modern country music with lyrics about spending time up north in the summer with friends and family, boating, fishing and doing water sports.