“I’ve always wanted to write a Christmas song, so last Christmas, I finally sat down to create my very own,” she told Yorkton This Week. “A year ago, I recorded my first Christmas cover song and now with my first original completed.”
The new song wasn’t quite what she was expecting when Guy sat down to write it.
“I wanted something happy, funny, and memorable but at the time everything I wrote just wouldn’t come together. I kept coming back to a quote I read on social media; ‘Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus’. - Neal Maxwell.
“I’ve always said that Jesus is my best co-write partner, and on this one, I feel he took the lead and it came together quite easily.”
The song is one reflective of the unusual times faced in the world over the last couple of years.
“In a time of such chaos, uncertainty, and division I think everyone can use a little ‘Jesus’ in their lives, so titling the song ‘Letting Jesus Inn’ seemed appropriate,” said Guy.
The new song has a local connection behind the scene too.
“One thing I’m very grateful for is the opportunity to work with local producer Adam Breitkreuz, from Bright Lights Music, Springside,” said Guy. “Adam was great to work with and the collaborative effort alongside Nashville’s Beaird Studios Music Group worked out extremely well.”
The song is ultimately one of hope.
“Christmas can sometimes be a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones, so my intent with this song release is to hopefully spread a little Christmas joy,” said Guy.
In time, Guy hopes the new song becomes part of a larger Christmas project.“I’m definitely working towards a full Christmas album,” she said.
Guy’s music can be found directly on her website at www.jackieguy.com or on most music platforms @jackieguymusic.