A Christmas song about Decatur is now available to purchase or stream online.
Jerry Johnson, Executive Director of the Decatur Area Arts Council, indicates "Christmastime in Soy City" originated as part of a musical written by Jayson Albright and Doug Nicholson. Members of the Arts Council decided to record and release the song this year.
Johnson says he and Jayson provided the vocals for the recording. He notes the band on the recording, credited as the Soy City Slingers, consists of instructors from Millikin University's "Rock U" program and Millikin students.
The song is available to purchase or stream on Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. All proceeds generated from sales will support the Decatur Area Arts Council and Rock University.