7 Questions With Jordan St. Cy: First-time Contemporary Christian/Gospel of the Year Nominee - The JUNO Awards

Get to know 2023 Contemporary Christian/Gospel of the Year nominee, Jordan St. Cyr in our “7 Questions With” series where we speak with first-time JUNO Award nominees from all genres.

Husband. Father of two boys and two girls. Singer. Songwriter. Storyteller. Sharer of God’s Word. It was when Jordan St. Cyr was a teen and served with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) that he found the inspiration to pursue music as a career. He eventually released an EP, and in the years that have followed, he has released more music and has received numerous life-changing opportunities to work alongside many talented songwriters, producers, and artists, all of whom have encouraged him along his journey. From playing numerous events of all sizes and meeting people from many different walks of life, humanity’s deep desire for meaningful connection has been revealed to him and the hope to find something more vibrant than our current reality.

1. How does it feel to be nominated for a JUNO award?

It’s an incredible honour to receive a nomination for a JUNO Award. I actually took my wife on our first date to a Juno week
event when the JUNOS were in Winnipeg back in 2005. So, this is a pretty special full circle moment.

2. Tell us a bit about your JUNO-nominated project.

The majority of my project wasinspired by the beautifully-painful journey of grief, love, and faith that carried my family and I through the diagnosis of my youngest daughter Emery. The blessings we received through this season are ones we wouldn’t trade for the world. I hope these songs and our story encourage those walking a similar journey.

3. What has been the craziest moment of your music career to date?

There’s been a lot of crazy moments. From tour buses breaking down in the middle of the night to having a #1 Billboard song. It’s been quite the adventure so far but nothing compares to fans at shows singing the words to my songs back to me. It never gets old.

4. What’s your favourite lyric from this project, and why does it resonate with you so much?

I love this lyric from my song Grateful. “Let every gift you give point me back to the heart of the giver. My hope is found in You. Let every dream withheld lead my soul to a new surrender. My hope is found in You”. It’s a reminder to me that I’m not the centre of the universe and I find great hope in that belief.

5. Which Canadian artist would you like to collaborate with and why?

My 4-year-old’s favourite song in the entire world is Blinding Lights by The Weeknd so by default I gotta go with him.

6. What would you like music fans to know about you? How would you introduce your music to new or soon-to-be fans?

I feel called to write songs for those going through the harder parts of their story. To provide comfort in their pain by conveying a message that we weren’t made to walk this road alone. Music has helped me heal and I hope mine can play a
part in yours too.

7. What’s next for you?

I’m so excited to share that I have a new radio single coming out in late March/early April. I’m also on the road all spring in the US with my friends Colton Dixon and Apollo LTD so check my socials for details.

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