Bill Lloyd—songwriter, guitarist, producer, musicologist and Nashville legend—is best known as one half of the ‘80s country-rock duo Foster & Lloyd.
Renaissance man Lloyd, a native of Bowling Green, Ky., has worked behind the scenes for decades with such luminaries as rockabilly trailblazer Carl Perkins, Brit-pop icon Ray Davies, rock sensation Cheap Trick, multi-platinum Hootie and the Blowfish and many more. As the Stringed Instrument Curator at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Lloyd founded the quarterly series Nashville Cats, featuring in-depth interviews with the Music City’s brightest stars.
Foster & Lloyd struck gold with their single “Crazy Over You,” which peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in 1987. But these days, Lloyd churns out covers and catchy originals as a solo artist with his trademark “melodic power pop sensibility.” Meanwhile, his Nashville-based high concept cover band, The Long Players—recently profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered—faithfully resurrects classic albums in their entirety.