John Eddie Eddie, J. Eddie, John, EddieJohn Eddie (born John Edward Cummings Jr. on July 9, 1959 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American rock singer. He originally formed The Front Street Runners band in 1981 and regularly played in clubs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York until signing with Columbia records and releasing his first album in 1986. He was dropped by Columbia after his second album failed to chart in 1989 and was then picked up by Elektra Records in the early 1990s. The album he recorded for Elektra, "Still in the Same Cage", was never released by the label and he was once again dropped by his record company. In the mid-1990's, John formed Lost American Thrill Show Records and released several albums and EPs under that label until being picked up by Nashville-based Lost Highway in the early 2000s. His musical sound has recently trended towards country and away from rock with his most recent album release.