Katy Kinard told herself she would only write a Christmas song if she had something to say other than what’s already been written about the Christmas story.  One day it occurred to her just how human Jesus must have had to have been.  If He had skipped ahead at all in the normal process of human development, or if He had been doing “God tricks” to make things easier for Him growing up, everyone would have known His secret before it was time.  Herod would have been all over that, and the riveting conspiracy and chase would have happened too soon.  Did He “keep up appearances by pretending” until his 30’s?  Or, being God, was He also truly, patiently human throughout the entire process, inspiring us as we realize just how human He chose to be?

Singer/songwriter, pianist, and guitarist Katy Kinard is a faith-driven lyricist who lives in the space between trust and doubt, simplicity and cynicism.  Her influences range from the vocal and lyrical styles of Nichole Nordeman and Natalie Merchant, to the playful conversational style of David Wilcox, within the pop/rock and folk genres.