Music Spotlight: Casi Joy – Murfreesboro Voice

Kasi Joy has been singing in public since she was five years old. Her first performance was as a talent at a local talent show in her hometown near Kansas City, Missouri.Not coming from a musical family, her parents were a little baffled by her desire to become a singer. .

But like most people, I love music even if I’m not a performer, and I had a cassette tape of a group called Alabama, and on the other side was a karaoke track of their song “Angels Among Us.”

The instrumental track she could play along with was Joy’s first track experience.

She said, “I fell in love with the song and asked my parents to participate in a talent show.

From that point on, her mother began booking her shows in the Midwest, including the Country Opry Circuit. After years of playing country classics such as Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and Tanya Tucker, she was spotted and signed to Radio Disney when she was 14 years old.

Honestly, after hundreds of interviews and years of experience, I have never met anyone who sang Patsy Cline as well as Kasi Joy. You can’t miss her covers of “Crazy” and “She’s Got You.”

When I told her I replied, “I owe it to my mother for letting me learn all the classics when I was young. It’s ingrained in my soul.”

As she got older, Joy tried out various music competition shows, but never succeeded.

She resisted at first, but her mother told her, “You have to yodel.”

Joy finally relented and sang “Blue” by Patsy Cline on NBC’s show in 2017. The Voice And got a 4-chair turnaround. She didn’t win, but being on Blake’s team show was the catalyst she needed to move her needle.

In addition to her musical talent, Joy is also very athletic. Initially, she had no plans to attend college. Her goal was always to move to Nashville and start her music career in earnest. But when she was offered a four-year scholarship to attend Park University to run tracks, she seized the opportunity and shot to fame like a meteoric star. The Voice.

She continued her music while earning a degree in early childhood education.

After college, she and husband Brian Lankford decided to move to Nashville on New Year’s Eve 2014.

“Come on, let’s do it,” she decided.

Shortly after, she was recruited to try out voice.

Besides being a great singer, Joy is also a talented songwriter. She remembers writing her first song in her junior year about her friend who moved out. In her college, she was in a rock band and wrote a lot of their music as well.

After she moved to Nashville, she writes with others she recognizes as a “growth opportunity.”

She advises: Since moving to Nashville, I’ve been doing more writing. “

rear The Voice, Joy and her husband toured extensively until COVID shut everything down. Previously, they sold their house and bought a tour bus. But they took the obstacles and created the chances. They bused to a campsite where Joy could perform outdoors while maintaining the required social distancing.

“I am so grateful to have found a new opportunity to spread joy and sing music. I think we are on top heading into 2020. “It’s very important for your health,” she said.

To date, Joy’s most popular self-written song on Spotify is a bouncy, bouncy song called “The Money.”with words like It’s not a question of money unless you have everythingit’s a sentiment that many can relate to.

And in the song “Namaste,” Joy’s true country roots shine through, humorously stating, “Namaste drinks this beer here.”

from her time The Voiceshe has shared the stage with Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Carly Pierce, Dustin Lynch, LOCASH, and various other chart-topping artists. was picked up.

Joy is currently working on a new album. The first single she just released from the record, one of her more personal and serious songs, is called: under the hood. “

She wrote this article thinking about a battered old car that still runs well. She explains: But I still know I can go to the store a few more times because I still have a few more miles left in the tank and many of us have felt that way over the last three years of her, driven by smoke and hope I feel like I am. “

“Under the Hood” was the inspiration for the next album.

“It’s been a crazy workload in the studio to finish all these songs. I can’t wait to release them,” she exclaimed.

With the record almost finished, Casi Joy will soon be back to what she does best. It’s all about singing in a cheeky, soulful way and ultimately making people smile.

You can follow Joy on her website, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and all streaming platforms.

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Bethany Bowman is a freelance entertainment can follow her blog, InstagramWhen twitter

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