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Niverville Musician Nominated for Three K-Love Awards

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Jordan St. Cyr with his wife Heather and their four children, in his hometown of Niverville. Courtesy of Jordan St. Cyr

A rising star from Niverville has taken his music career from his small town roots to the bright lights of Nashville. Jordan St. Cyr is now hoping to reach even greater heights, but to do that he needs a little help from his hometown fans.

St. Cyr is a singer-songwriter who’s been making waves in the Christian music world over the past few years, both in Canada and in the U.S.

After more than 15 years of chasing his musical dreams, the 38-year-old was signed to U.S. Christian rock label BEC Recordings in August 2020.

He now splits his time between his home in Niverville and Nashville, Tennessee, where he writes and records. He says that his career has really taken off in the last year.

“I had gone to all the labels and they all said they liked what I was doing, but it just wasn’t a good fit, so I decided to stop waiting and I took one of my songs to radio myself,” St. Cyr says. “I financed it myself and it just kind of took off. And a label came calling in August of last year. I signed a deal, and everything has just taken off from there, so my head is still spinning at this point.”

St. Cyr is now nominated for three K-Love awards, as he has been nominated for Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year for his single, “Fires.”

“K-Love is the biggest inspirational radio station in the States,” St. Cyr says. “They have about 20 million listeners a week, so in a way they are really the gatekeepers of this industry. It’s a really big deal and a real big honour just to be nominated with these artists.”

Winners of the K-Love awards are decided by fan votes, so St. Cyr is hoping that Manitobans will log onto the K-Love site and show their support by voting for him in all three categories.

“The people from my hometown have really been in my corner since day one,” he says, “and this is a very positive way to show that love and support.”

Votes for all three categories can be made by visiting www.klovefanawards.com/vote

And while success has been heavy lately for St. Cyr, he says it’s taken years of hard work and determination to get him where he is today, and he credits both his hometown and his upbringing for getting him to where he is now.

“In the last couple of years, a lot of dreams I thought might not happen are stating to come true, and I think a lot of credit has to go to the community I was raised in,” he says. “The geography and our winters really toughen us up, and living in a small town like Niverville you learn a lot of blue-collar core values that have really guided me and my family.”

St. Cyr also credits his wife Heather and their four kids for the years of support they have shown him, and he hopes to show his children, through his actions, the importance of hard work and determination.

“My wife kicked my butt out the door and said, ‘Go chase your dreams,’ and never stopped supporting me,” St. Cyr says. “And at the end of the day we are teaching our kids by our actions. I can show them you can do what you want. It might take a long time, but it will happen with perseverance and patience.”

Despite radio play and major award nominations, St. Cyr says his biggest thrill in the music business is getting out and meeting his fans.

“I measure success as a touring artist not only by performing, but also meeting the fans,” he says. “Personally, I gain the most just connecting with people and having them share their stories of what they are going through. To be there and to listen to people, that is the greatest metric of success for me. To me connecting with people one-on-one is such a big part of this.”

And splitting his time between Canada and the U.S. has put a lot more pressure on his wife to keep things running smoothly at home while he’s away chasing his dreams. That’s why St. Cyr credits her for all she has done to help him succeed.

“My wife is holding down the fort in Niverville. None of this would be possible without her and her sacrifices,” he says. “I give all the credit to her.”

For more information

Votes for all three categories can be made by visiting www.klovefanawards.com/vote

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