Country Music's New Golden Girl
From Perth to Boston, Nashville to Tamworth, the last few years have been quite a journey for Western Australian singer-songwriter Emily Joy. Her debut single ‘Barricade’ shot to #2 on the iTunes charts and is the first track off the self-titled EP, produced by Troy Nababan, mixed by Nashville’s Aaron Chmielewski (Taylor Swift, Faith Hill) and mastered by Hank Williams (Keith Urban, Brad Paisley). Channelling the storytelling and vocal hooks of Taylor Swift and Shania Twain, her music has been described as a combination of these with a fresh twist.
2018 kicked off to a great start for Emily, as a grand finalist in the 2018 Toyota Star Maker. She also recently won the title of Western Australia’s ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ at the WA County Music Awards. Shortly after she released her second single ‘Karma’s Gonna Catch Me’, a fun, cheeky and energetic song about the moments in life where we think “Uh oh, karma’s gonna catch me for that, it’s gonna catch me real good”. The song hit #11 on KIX Country, #41 on CMC and #1 on The Wolf Australia, with it’s accompanying music video accumulating 30,000+ views across social media. The video for was directed by Josh Favaloro (The Filmery) on the central coast and features Emily Joy kicking up some dust with an energetic full band performance.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Emily headed to Nashville to showcase her work and accumulated two million views on her YouTube.
With studies taking her around the globe, Emily has earned an abundance of knowledge that see’s her have a great understanding of musicianship. Her qualifications from the Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) Academy of Country Music (Tamworth) and West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, have seen her perform on renowned stages such as The Astor, Tamworth Country Music Festival and Bluebird Café in Tennessee.
A prolific songwriter, Emily crafted an array of songs that make up her exciting EP. recorded between Perth and Nashville. Being a perfectionist at heart, this young artist managed to assemble a dream team of players for her record including Mike Johnson (Carrie Underwood, Billy Ray Cyrus) and John Willis (Shania Twain, Dolly Parton). She did all of this as an independent artist, building her connections through grit and determination, demonstrating that there are few “Barricades” in her current path.