There's a reason Amy Stroup's song "Hold Onto Hope, Love" has appeared at poignant moments of ABC's latest season. From an emotional scene as Kitty battles cancer in Brothers & Sisters to a climatic close of Private Practice, Amy's music communicates on levels spoken words can't reach. Far from being perpetually melancholy, Amy's songs also uplift as with "Chin Up," featured on Castle.
As an independent artist, Amy has released four albums under her own Solidity Music label including, The Other Side of Love | Session One. She partnered with ACM award-winning producer Nathan Chapman on the project to deliver delicately honest lyrics, pure vocals and smart instrumentation.
More recently, she has taken a less conventional approach and collaborated with a few good friends to release the next three sessions of The Other Side of Love. Sessions Two, Three, and Four of the project will house the songs "Hold Onto Hope, Love", "Chin Up", "Odds of Being Alone", and more as debuted on ABC.
"I try to focus on writing simply a great song, one song at a time, and when you are working with people you genuinely enjoy and live life with, the music naturally comes and speaks," says Amy.
Amy draws from a range of geographic locales and musical influences, having called Boston, Texas and now Nashville home. There, she earned a liberal arts degree in marketing and classical guitar from Lipscomb University. Growing up, her musical influences included songwriters Ennio Morricone, Lucinda Williams and Patty Griffin.