12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joy Williams continues to assert her voice following the 2014 breakup of her Grammy-winning Americana duo The Civil Wars, and after welcoming a second child. The songs on her sixth solo album (her second since the split) Front Porch reflect tests of faith and lessons learned. Though tunes like “When Does a Heart Move On” and “The Trouble with Wanting” revel in heartache and longing, Williams experiences temptation (“Hotel St. Cecilia”), hometown pride (“No Place Like You”), and gusts of optimism (“Love is always sad when it fades, but glass is better stained anyways,” she muses on the title track). Front Porch’s acoustic country format fits Williams well, while also acknowledging her CCM roots on “Look How Far We’ve Come,” “When Creation Was Young,” and “Preacher’s Daughter.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joy Williams continues to assert her voice following the 2014 breakup of her Grammy-winning Americana duo The Civil Wars, and after welcoming a second child. The songs on her sixth solo album (her second since the split) Front Porch reflect tests of faith and lessons learned. Though tunes like “When Does a Heart Move On” and “The Trouble with Wanting” revel in heartache and longing, Williams experiences temptation (“Hotel St. Cecilia”), hometown pride (“No Place Like You”), and gusts of optimism (“Love is always sad when it fades, but glass is better stained anyways,” she muses on the title track). Front Porch’s acoustic country format fits Williams well, while also acknowledging her CCM roots on “Look How Far We’ve Come,” “When Creation Was Young,” and “Preacher’s Daughter.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

victoria rose1233 ,

FRONT PORCH!!

I’m so happy to be hearing new music from Joy! I will always be a fan. Joy’s voice sings to my soul, and “Front Porch” speaks to my heart. She will forever be my favorite artist. ❤️

CaylaFuentes ,

Incredible new music!

Joy, you’re one of a kind! And I feel like a proud friend, that has been along side you as you grow and continue to make such wonderful music! Just a fan that continues to be inspired by you daily :)

SoCalJule ,

I love EVERY SONG

I really enjoy this album. Every song. Moving, uplifting, emotional in all the good ways. I hope I get to see her sing live one day. Thank you for the music Joy. So glad you share your gifts with us all. By the way... I have been a fan of all of your albums.

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