Just 17 years old then, she was juggling the challenges of high school with the demanding schedule of a recording artist. By the time her sophomore effort, By Surprise, released in 2002, Joy had logged more than 400 days on the road performing before crowds around the world.
Joy's journeys have included some pretty monumental moments, one of which includes her recent marriage to husband Nate Yetton in June of 2004.
Joy’s newest album, Genesis, has taken well over two years to come to fruition. That two years brought maturity, experience, and confidence to a performer who already owned a sense insight and artistry shared by few. Genesis will undoubtedly create new opinions and deeper appreciation of Joy's artistry from both critics and fans alike. Produced by Matt Bronleewe (Natalie Imbruglia, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith), it is the first album on which Joy has co-written every song. There is also a dynamic feel to her music that is original and fresh. When asked how to explain the sound, Joy says, "The only way I can think to describe it is this: like London fog rolling into the California Bay Area." Its progressive pop rock sound combines unique programmed elements, ambient electric and acoustic guitar, driving piano and even stringed instruments recorded in Prague.