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Joy Williams

August 1st, 2016

Joy Williams


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Joy Williams


Joy Elizabeth Williams initially planned on a career in journalism or family therapy. Instead, the California resident signed with Reunion Records at the age of 17 and released her debut project in 2001. Mixing elements of contemporary Christian music into an intimate form of pop music, she enjoyed a successful CCM career during the early 2000s, earning multiple nominations at the Dove Awards and selling over 250,000 copies of her first three albums. Williams eventually expanded beyond the sacred world, serving as a songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music and founding her own company, Sensibility Music, with husband Nate Yetton. She also formed an acclaimed acoustic folk duo, the Civil Wars, with fellow songwriter John Paul White. Williams grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the central coast of California, where her father, Roger Williams, served as the executive director of Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center. In interviews, Williams would later state that living in an environment that hosted prominent spiritual leaders led her to become "a learned extrovert." During high school, she excelled and was often labeled a super-achiever, maintaining a 4.0 GPA while also filling the roles of varsity athlete and student body president. At the age of 14, Williams was offered a recording contract, but she turned down the opportunity to pursue a normal childhood. When a second recording contract was presented to her three years later, however, she signed. Her debut album was recorded during her final years in high school, and Williams followed it with 2002's By Surprise and 2005's Genesis. After Genesis' release, Williams ended her relationship with Reunion Records and began writing songs for other artists. She returned to her solo career in 2009, releasing a series of EPs under her Sensibility Music label. That same year, she also released Live at Eddie's Attic, which marked her debut with John Paul White as secular Americana/folk act the Civil Wars. Prior to the duo's 2014 split, they won four Grammy Awards and topped the Billboard 200 with their second, self-titled album. Williams emerged with Venus, her first solo album in a decade in the summer of 2015. The set was produced by Matto Morris, Charlie Peacock, and Daniel James, with Williams, her husband Nate Yetton, and Justin Timberlake listed as executive producers. ~ Ashleigh Kittle

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Top Songs

Sweet Love of Mine (Acoustic)Venus (Acoustic)2:55$1.29
Someone to Love You (Acoustic)Venus (Acoustic)4:13$1.29
What a Good Woman DoesVENUS3:26$1.29
Sunny DaySongs from This - EP2:38$0.99
Venus (Acoustic)Venus (Acoustic)4:21$1.29
You Loved Me (Acoustic)Venus (Acoustic)3:13$1.29
Welcome Home (Acoustic)Venus (Acoustic)3:33$1.29
We Can Never Go Back (Acoustic)Venus (Acoustic)4:09$1.29
Til Forever (Acoustic)Venus (Acoustic)3:55$1.29
Someone to Love You (Acoustic)Someone to Love You (Acoust..4:13$1.29
We Can Never Go Back (Acoustic)Before I Sleep (Acoustic) -..4:09$1.29
Before I Sleep (Acoustic)Before I Sleep (Acoustic) -..3:32$1.29
Welcome HomeVENUS3:39$1.29
Till ForeverVENUS3:57$1.29
Dying KindVENUS4:14$1.29
You Loved MeVENUS3:13$1.29
Until the LeveeVENUS2:40$1.29
Not Good EnoughVENUS4:11$1.29
One Day I WillVENUS3:20$1.29
Woman (Oh Mama)VENUS3:39$1.29
Sweet Love of MineVENUS3:53$1.29
Before I SleepVENUS3:34$1.29
Speaking a Dead Language (J. Alan Mo..Ten Out of Tenn4:18$1.29
Hush (Theme From "Turn")AMC's Turn: Washington&..3:17$1.29
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