Joy Collins carries an empowering message, she is the pure depiction of a survivor. She is what Country Music is all about. A story teller, speaking of the universal themes of life, loss and love, she delivers a personal memoir that is simply unforgettable. The release of her new album, “It Ain’t Just Music”, is fearless, uncompromising, and courageous, and anchoring it all, is her breathtaking voice.
The new release is set for August 2012.
All her hard work has paid off and it shows, the album is simply magical. Joy has been studying voice for the last year with the esteemed Renee Grant Williams, who has a roster that includes, Christian Augilera, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Keith Urban., and many more. Renee has said that Joy Collins has “one of the best low registry voices” she has ever heard! In this mecca of songwriting talent, Joy proves she has what it takes, as her writing style is authentic and natural with melodies that capture you and grooves that move you.
Joy’s fervor for music lead her to host one of the most popular writers nights in Nashville for seven years and her welcoming spirit led to the beginnings for many artists who have now found success. Joy provided support to the dream chasers who would come to town and furnished them “a home away from home”. A place where they could be themselves and share their souls and talents. She was a songwriters best friend so it’s no wonder that the statuesque blond is already a household name.
Life happened. Marriage, children, divorce, and struggles with addiction. And there has been no better way to heal than through making music. Sometimes the best way for an artist to move forward is to take time to find themselves again. Joy did that, through treatment .
Being a fourth generation vocalist, she found that being an artist wasn’t what she did, it was who she was. Her honesty in “Bourbon” gives a description of what alcohol can do to the body, spirit, and mind, leaving the listener wanting more. But she has gone through a metamorphosis, like a caterpillar into a divine butterfly, finding love again and she is ready to take the music world by storm.
Joy has worked with some of the most sought after players in Nashville, who have helped bring to life a record that is something we haven’t heard before. Joy plainly states, “I’ll show you a thing or two”, believe it, because she will.