Biography

About Amy

Amy Lacey

Photo courtesy of Jackilyn Smith Photography

Amy Benson Lacey is an award-winning singer/songwriter most recently from Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Amy has been composing music since age 4. She has written many songs in such genres as country, singer-songwriter, children’s, Christian contemporary, instrumental, sacred hymn, and others. She is classically trained in piano and viola.

Amy grew up in a musical household which encouraged her creativity. She performed frequently with her family and realized music would be a joyful, lifelong pursuit. Amy started her musical training in a music preschool at age 4. She soon realized that playing the piano was her passion and began taking lessons. As part of her weekly practice assignments Amy’s teacher asked her to compose short pieces, which she realized was fun and came very naturally to her. With the encouragement of her parents, her piano (and later, viola) teachers, Amy began devoting more time to composing and arranging music. She pursued her love of music in high school and college, with additional training in voice, viola, and piano. After graduating from BYU, Amy decided to record her first album of songs written for special religious events. Occasions is the result of this endeavor.

In 2005 Amy completed her second album, the Christian CD He Loves Me Still, which is available for free download. In 2006 Amy collaborated with Marla Cilley, a.k.a. FlyLady of www.flylady.net, to produce FLY!, a widely popular album of inspirational and motivating songs based on FlyLady principles which Amy wrote and arranged.  In 2008 Amy again teamed up with FlyLady to create and produce an album focused on making it fun for children to get involved with home organization, cleaning, and healthy living.  Along with her sisters Alison Moulton and Valerie Christensen, Amy co-wrote the songs for Up Kind of Day.

Amy has been blessed to write songs for and with country singer Eric Dodge, who has included her music on 4 albums.  One highlight was Eric’s performance of their co-write “That Kind of Country Song” at the Stadium of Fire Concert, where Eric opened for Carrie Underwood.  In 2012, Amy was asked to create over 50 tracks for Miss Humblebee’s Academy, a national online preschool academy.  She was privileged to write and record with Benjamin D. Hale of the Crimson Balladeers, and together they completed 4 children’s albums to accompany Miss Humblebee’s curriculum.

Amy is currently writing and submitting music for film, TV, and artists.  She volunteers as an orchestra assistant at her children’s elementary school and writes custom songs for individuals and businesses.

Amy is married to her husband of 15 years, Paul, and they are the parents of four beautiful children.

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  1. Mike Duvall

    Hi Amy. This is Mike Duvall in St. George. First of all your work/music is wonderful on various levels. We are friends with Eric and used “Why Not Today” last night as a FHE with our teenage grandkids from FL and WA. We needed the lyrics and Eric did his best to get them emailed via memory but he missed some wording in the beginning. Would it be possible for you to email me the lyrics Amy? We want to use the song and its meaning with other youth and some struggling adults. Keep up the good work and thank you in advance.

    Mike Duvall

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