"Saskatchewan Country Closeup"
Saskatchewan Country CJNB, North Battleford, SK
July 6, 2022
For Jackie Guy, five-time Saskatchewan Country Music Association award nominee, music has never been a choice but rather a calling. Guy’s father was instrumental in encouraging her passion for music, purchasing her first bass guitar while she was in the fifth grade. Her great experience with the family band Young Country motivated her to form the band Long Shot while in university, and then to seek out a solo career following marriage and motherhood.
"The dream continues"
P.A. Herald, Prince Albert, SK | August 30, 2016
When Jackie Guy decided to record her solo debut album after taking a 10-year break from music to raise a family, she saw it as crossing an item off her bucket list. She didn’t expect it to reignite her career as a recording artist.
"CD release a dream come true"
Yorkton This Week, Yorkton, SK | September 14, 2011
While Guy walked away from performing she never completely gave up her involvement. Guy said she hadn’t really been considering a return to music until struck by a serious illness in 2008, which put a lot of things in her life in a fresh light.
As Guy reflected on her life she said, “one thing I felt I hadn’t done was put all these songs on an album.”
Guy turned 40, and decided it was time to make the recording. “I decided let’s just celebrate life and do something I’ve always wanted to do, record the songs,” she said.
"My Music: Jackie Guy"
Planet S Magazine, Saskatoon, SK | June 9, 2022
Jackie Guy is a five-time Saskatchewan country music award nominee. She’s currently working on her fourth album while getting ready to release her summertime single, “In A Summer”. Jackie recently teamed up with the record label SSM Nashville and will be heading back there to complete a new video promoting the single in June. Here are six songs she considers favourites.
"Guy releasing her third recording"
Yorkton This Week, Yorkton, SK | January 3, 2019
Jackie Guy, a five-time Saskatchewan Country Music association award nominee, is about to release her third CD.
“The creation of this album revolves around two of my favourite songs,” Guy explained to Yorkton This Week. “The first is ‘I Did It Anyway’ and the second, ‘He’ll Feed Me’.
“The album truly is a testament to persevering through life no matter what’s thrown in your path and trusting that God will provide what is needed to get you where you’re meant to go. That pretty much sums up my four-year journey to create this collection of new songs.”
"Jackie Guy - Sing and Tell"
620 CKRM | May 15, 2017
"Musical Monday with Jackie Guy"
Global Regina | May 15, 2017
"Jackie Guy chats with Lisa Moen"
SCMA Awards 2017 Series | February 22, 2017
"Yorkton Lions Festival Plans to Grow"
Yorkton News Review, Yorkton, SK | September 23, 2016
The Yorkton Lions Wine Festival is entering its fifteen years. The event has grown steadily from its inception, and the plan is to grow it even further in the coming years.
Denny Vachon, Yorkton Lions President, says that when the festival began, it was a small festival featuring mostly local home brewers. After joining with the SLGA, it expanded substantially, and now features 11 representatives with a wide range of wine, beer and spirits for people to try.
Four local restaurants also provided food for the attendees to have a taste of Yorkton in the building, free of charge. Jackie Guy provided the evening’s entertainment.
"Wine Festival returns with a bang"
Yorkton This Week, Yorkton, SK | September 23, 2015
A one-year hiatus did nothing to dampen enthusiasm for or turnout to the Lions Wine Festival September 19 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Community Centre.
“It’s fantastic,” said Don Reed, local Lions president. “You can see it’s a young crowd, a very happy crowd and I think they’re all enjoying themselves.”
Jackie Guy provided entertainment.
"Crowd funding for next music step"
Yorkton This Week, Yorkton, SK | July 22, 2015
Jackie Guy wants to take another step in her music career, and she is hoping crowd funding can help her take it.
"Since the release of my second album in January, great things have been happening," she told Yorkton This Week, adding a door has opened for her.
"I have an amazing opportunity to travel to Nashville and work with producer/singer-songwriter Dean Miller. After listening to the album, Dean asked to rework my song 'Bridges' and create a music video in Nashville to release this fall.
"Codie Prevost, Jackie Guy among nominees"
Wadena News, Wadena, SK | March 23, 2015
The Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards nominees, including those hailing from the Wadena News readership area, make an impressive list of talent.
Both Codie Prevost and Jackie Guy have been nominated, starting with Guy for the Rising Star Award.
"My Red Guitar"
Yorkton This Week, Yorkton, SK | March 4, 2015
The Painted Hand Casino’s Parkland Room was host to Jackie Guy’s CD release party February 28.
Guy released her second album, My Red Guitar, and performed a few songs from it, as well as doing covers of country artists who inspired her. These artists included Reba McEntire and Rosanne Cash. More than 220 people came out to the free event to enjoy Guy’s performance and opening guest Alex Runions.
"Jackie Guy launches sophomore effort"
Yorkton This Week, Yorkton, SK | December 17, 2014
Yorkton’s own Jackie Guy is releasing her new album, My Red Guitar.
The local singer/songwriter said here latest effort has been a far different process from her debut effort Right Where I Want To Be which was released in 2011.
“My second experience creating an album has been totally different from the first,” she said.
“With my first album, I truly thought I was fulfilling a ‘bucket list’ item and that when I was done I would feel this amazing feeling of accomplishment and then hang my guitar back up...
"Jackie Guy: Celebrating Life Through Music"
Fine Lifestyles Magazine, Yorkton, SK | Summer 2014
On the songwriting process she says, "I get an idea for a song and then I start with my guitar and start feeling out where I want it to go. All the lyrics don't have to be there right away, but I have to know the rhythm and where it's going before the words get completed."
When speaking about the inevitable creative lull that an artist experiences, she says, "The people of Yorkton have been incredible. Someone can say the tiniest thing that will be enough to bring you back into it."
"Local area well-represented"
Yorkton This Week, Yorkton, SK | April 2, 2014
Guy said being among the finalists is a big step for her.
"I am extremely honoured to be in the same category as these other talented women. Although I feel a bit like the 'underdog', I do feel my best work is yet to come," she said.
"Being nominated in this category is huge for me."
"Local artist up for SCMA"
The News Review, Yorkton, SK | April 3, 2014
“This one is extra big and extra special. I’m very excited because there’s a lot of a good, talented people in the running for it, so I’m very honored.”
The nomination also comes as a surprise to Guy, as she is currently in the midst of recording her second album, which won’t be released until later this year. She did not expect any attention until after the album was complete, and has been focused on getting the record together.
The new album is upbeat and on the pop side of mainstream country, Guy says.