Joy is an award-winning singer and songwriter. Her interest in Christian & Gospel music began at the age of 3 and she experienced her first musical recording by the age of 5. By the age of 14, Joy’s musical career advanced and her interest grew into learning multiple styles of music including singing music in Spanish in the Tejano Music genre. Joy received her first music award nominations and award winnings in 1997. Through the years, she earned awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and in songwriting. In 2000, is when Joy began expanding her musical audiences though out the southwest region of the United States. In 2006, she was a finalist for the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Awards and was the first time her music was eligible for GRAMMY® submission.
In addition to being a musical artist, Joy attended college while traveling and obtained two Graduate Degrees, one in Accounting and an M.B.A. She also co-owns a local business with her husband and father. You can catch up with Joy on her blog or social media sharing more about the word of God and His faithfulness to her with her medical diagnosis in 2019. Joy is no stranger to philanthropy work and helps where she can at her daughter’s school, her church and with local organizations. Joy is a former music organization President and retired her post as State Music Commissioner after serving under two Governor terms. Joy is currently working on a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration and is also working on her first worship album that is being co-produced with her husband Matthew.
"Cuantas Veces" is a traditional style Ranchera commonly played in Tejano style music and is popular though out the SW Region of the United States.
Released: December 2020 by The Band Crossroads
"Nuevo Dia" (New Day) is a Salsa style cover song that includes a complete rhythm section, percussion and a 6-piece horn section including a flute to incorporate an authentic salsa sound.
Released: September 2019 by The Band Crossroads
"Mi Soledad" is a traditional style Ranchera commonly played in Tejano style music. This song was written by Gilbert Lopez, the father of Jerry Lopez. Jerry is a native to New Mexico and has performed with many great musicians in the Latin music genre. Since this collaboration, Jerry has become one of Joy's vocal mentors.
Released: August 2015 by The Band Crossroads