A farm girl and coal miner's daughter, Amy Lloyd grew up singing and playing piano in small country churches in central Illinois. Amy sang her first solo at age six, thanks to the encouragement of her grandmother, a church pianist. Recognizing her talent, her parents enrolled her in piano lessons. Amy went on to also play flute in the school band and serve as the high school marching band drum major.
Amy’s college years at the University of Illinois and early career years as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill were a diversion from music, but her passion never died. With the birth of her first child, Amy decided to stay at home, subsequently granting her more time to serve as a church musician.
Amy offered regular solos, sang in the choir, played flute and percussion in the orchestra, helped lead music missions trips to Russia and held lead roles in holiday musicals. In 2011, she portrayed the lead as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in her church's production of Brentwood-Benson's "The Christmas Song." During this experience, Amy realized that her voice is her most effective means to reach and encourage others. The following year when her youngest child started school, Amy enrolled in voice lessons.
In 2013, Amy recorded and released her freshman album, "All I Need," which was crowd-funded through Kickstarter backers and other financial supporters. "All I Need" turns the heart's attention to the soul's greatest need: the grace and love of the Savior. With a folk-inspired, acoustic sound, it is a blend of both modern and traditional Christian hymns and praise songs.
Amy self-produced "All I Need" with the assistance and accompaniment of her voice teacher, Antony Zwerdling. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Hinshaw at Nightsky Studios in Waldorf, MD.
In the wake of the release, Amy bought her own acoustic guitar and started taking lessons when a severe core muscle injury put her on extended voice rest. During her recovery, she recorded and released a single in December 2014 of her own guitar and vocal arrangement of "What Child Is This?". The single was recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Hinshaw.
From 2015-2018, Amy's family relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana. While there, she studied music at Butler University, sang in the choir for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pops, and launched her concert ministry for local churches.
Amy lives in Southern Maryland near Washington, DC. She and her husband, Matt, have two children, Charlotte and Emmett. They are members of Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA.