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Grammy Award-Winning Folk Singer-Songwriter; Was Half of Folk Duo The Civil Wars

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Joy Williams is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who was one-half of country-folk duo The Civil Wars from 2009 to 2014.

Williams was born in West Branch, Michigan, and raised in a Christian home in Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz County, California, where her parents worked in ministry. She attended Valley Christian High School in San Jose and graduated as the class valedictorian in 2001.

In addition to singing in church, Williams began writing faith-based pop songs while living in Santa Cruz. At 17, she was signed by Reunion Records, a subsidiary of Sony/BMG based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

In 2008, Williams attended a writing camp in Nashville, where she met John Paul White. They formed the folk-rock duo The Civil Wars in 2009 and released their breakthrough album, Barton Hollow in 2011. The album was widely praised by critics and went on to sell more than 650,000 copies in the U.S. White and Williams won four Grammy Awards as The Civil Wars.

The duo announced an indefinite hiatus in November 2012, prior to the release of their 2013 self-titled album. The duo was officially dissolved in August 2014 and in March 2015, Williams said her last conversation with White was after their Roundhouse show in London in November 2012.

Williams began working on a solo album, Venus, in 2014, ultimately releasing the record the following year.

In 2018, while pregnant with her second child, Williams recorded fifteen songs in a five-day period; of those fifteen songs, twelve were included on her 2019 album, Front Porch. Front Porch was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

Williams cites Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, and Portishead as being her influences.

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Grammy Award-Winning Folk Singer-Songwriter; Was Half of Folk Duo The Civil Wars

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Joy Williams Biography

Joy Williams is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who was one-half of country-folk duo The Civil Wars from 2009 to 2014.

Williams was born in West Branch, Michigan, and raised in a Christian home in Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz County, California, where her parents worked in ministry. She attended Valley Christian High School in San Jose and graduated as the class valedictorian in 2001.

In addition to singing in church, Williams began writing faith-based pop songs while living in Santa Cruz. At 17, she was signed by Reunion Records, a subsidiary of Sony/BMG based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

In 2008, Williams attended a writing camp in Nashville, where she met John Paul White. They formed the folk-rock duo The Civil Wars in 2009 and released their breakthrough album, Barton Hollow in 2011. The album was widely praised by critics and went on to sell more than 650,000 copies in the U.S. White and Williams won four Grammy Awards as The Civil Wars.

The duo announced an indefinite hiatus in November 2012, prior to the release of their 2013 self-titled album. The duo was officially dissolved in August 2014 and in March 2015, Williams said her last conversation with White was after their Roundhouse show in London in November 2012.

Williams began working on a solo album, Venus, in 2014, ultimately releasing the record the following year.

In 2018, while pregnant with her second child, Williams recorded fifteen songs in a five-day period; of those fifteen songs, twelve were included on her 2019 album, Front Porch. Front Porch was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

Williams cites Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, and Portishead as being her influences.

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  • Joy Williams - Front Porch
  • Joy Williams - The Trouble with Wanting (Audio)

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  • How to book Joy Williams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joy Williams for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Joy Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joy Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joy Williams?

    Booking fees for Joy Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joy Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joy Williams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joy Williams for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joy Williams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joy Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joy Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joy Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joy Williams for your event is available upon request. Joy Williams generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Mipso and Rhiannon Giddens. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joy Williams for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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    Joy Williams - The Trouble with Wanting (Audio)

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