Jamie Floyd Bio
Nashville based artist and songwriter Jamie Floyd holds nothing back in her debut EP Sunshine
and Rainbows , coproduced
by Brad Hill (Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris).
“Comprised of a halfdozen indelible tunes, Sunshine and Rainbows covers a wide emotional spectrum, from the empowering "Casino" to the simple yet shattering title track that is — in spite of its cheery title — a devastating gut punch.” Rolling Stone Country.
Jamie grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by a family full of professional musicians from New York. The collision of the two worlds made for an interesting array of musical influences that naturally show up in her songs, unique style of guitar playing, and her singing. Her parents, Tom & JoAnn Floyd (two full time musicians who have had a successful band based in South Florida for the last 35 years), introduced her to a eclectic collection of legendary musicians in country, jazz, and blues, including George Strait, George Benson, James Taylor, Trisha Yearwood, Linda Ronstadt, and Bonnie Raitt. To this day Jamie's roots are anchored in the traditions founded by these legendary songwriters, guitarists, and interpreters..
Jamie began singing and performing regularly with her parents, playing society gigs in Palm Beach, starting at the age of 2. At 11 years old she began recording, which soon led to the negotiation of her first record and publishing deal with Ric Wake and Epic Records in New York. She spent her teenage years co writing and performing with Nashville’s most sought after songwriters and musicians. At 18, she made the move to Nashville. While pursuing her artist career, Jamie has been a successful staff songwriter for several independent and major Nashville and California based publishers. In 2013, she started writing exclusively for her own publishing company, Jamie Floyd Music. Most recently, she penned the title track to Warner Brothers Nashville recording artist Ashley Monroe's brand new 2016 Grammy nominated album: “The Blade” (co written with legendary songwriters Allen Shamblin and Marc Beeson). Ashley's heartfelt version was named, "one of the top songs of 2015" by NPR Music and The New York Times. The track also features country superstar Miranda Lambert and was produced by Vince Gill and Justin Neibank. Jamie also co wrote "Mississippi Flood" which was featured on Season 3 & 4 of ABC's NASHVILLE . The song is performed by Hayden Panettiere's character ("Juliette Barnes"), and is available on the NASHVILLE Season 3 Vol. 2 Soundtrack..
Jamie has written songs for many artists in both Pop and Country Music over the years, including Ronnie Dunn of the legendary duo Brooks & Dunn, R&B superstar Brian McKnight, and upcoming country and pop acts Kellie Pickler, Natalie Stovall & The Drive, Lucie Silvas and Australian country music superstars Jasmine Rae, The McClymonts & Kristy Cox. Her songwriting success has also translated to film and television, where her work has appeared in hit shows Finding Carter (MTV), NASHVILLE (ABC), The Client List (Lifetime), and Beauty & The Beast (CW Network). She also penned original music for the TV movie Manson’s Lost Girls (Lifetime) and the finale and additional music performed by Brian McKnight in Dolly Parton's Christmas movie, A Country Christmas Story..
Success as a commercial songwriter has allowed Jamie to now focus on supporting her own solo artist project. The EP includes her own unique version of "The Blade"–an intimate, bittersweet offering that insists: 'I thought we were both in all the way/But you caught it by the handle/And I caught it by the blade.'.
Her special brand of brutal honesty also comes shining through on "The People You Knew," co written with Lori McKenna. The lyric is painfully open: 'I don't even know where you are now/And you don't know what I'm thinking/Or what I've been through without you/We don't even know what we're missing/We let go but we didn't mean to/Oh when the people you know/Become the people you knew.'.
The project is also punctuated with songs filled with satire as well as intensity. "The Devil Don't Live In Georgia" is a bit of soul spiked with attitude, offering: 'Got my halo repo'ed/The pearly gates are shut/Give me fire and brimstone/'Cause I can't get enough/No, the Devil don't live in Georgia/He's sleeping in my bed.' The EP's title track, "Sunshine & Rainbows" serves to truly sum up the tone of the project with the underlying theme, shit happens: 'It ain't always sunshine and rainbows.'.
As she continues to support her selffunded artist project, Jamie is currently writing and recording the soundtrack for an upcoming major motion picture, in which she also appears. In addition, she will be featured in THE LAST SONGWRITERan upcoming documentary that chronicles the dire challenges songwriters face in the age of streamingalongside some of the industry’s most legendary songwriters, including: Garth Brooks, Jason Isbell, Emmylou Harris, Matraca Berg, Tony Arata, Allen Shamblin, Lee Thomas Miller, Jim Lauderdale and Tom Douglas. The film is directed by awardwinning filmmaker Mark Barger Elliott with a team that includes legendary cinematographer Tom Hurwitz (Queen of Versailles) and a score by Grammy awardwinning writer Marcus Hummon.