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. /Gregory Beatty

“I Cross My Heart”
George Strait, Pure Country (1992)

I loved this song so much that I had it as my wedding song. It’s written by Steve Dorff and Eric Kaz, and is the first single off the album. But really, I could have chosen any one of George Strait’s songs to showcase as a favourite because I love them all! YouTube

“You Might Think”
The Cars, Heartbeat City (1984)

This was my “get up and dance” song of way back when. Ric Ocasek wrote it and I still love when they play it on the radio. YouTube

“Total Eclipse of the Heart”
Bonnie Tyler, Faster Than The Speed of Night (1983)

This song was written for Bonnie by Jim Steinman and takes me back to summers spent with my bestie cousin Carey, singing the most popular songs at the time. Once again, when you love an artist you can’t just pick one song. “It’s a Heartache” is another song I still cover because of my similar raspy-low voice. YouTube

“Seven Year Ache”
Rosanne Cash, Seven Year Ache (1981)

This was a song I fell in love with immediately and covered on my very first appearance on the Yorkton TV show Profile. Many of Rosanne’s songs have had an impact on me, including “Runaway Train” and “Tennessee Flat Top Box” (written by her father Johnny Cash). If I had the honour to share the stage with Rosanne, I would definitely not pass it up! YouTube

“Next Girl”
Carly Pearce, Soundtrack To Summer (2021)

 This is off an album co-written by Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally and Carly Pearce. It’s very relatable, with upbeat and fun lyrics that make it an all-around good-time song. YouTube

“One Promise Too Late”
Reba McEntire, What Am I Gonna Do About You (1986)

This was a song I covered for a talent show. It was written by Dave Loggins, Don Schlitz and Lisa Silver, and singing it on stage for hundreds of people made me realize that being a songwriter and a performer was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. YouTube