Amy Lynn Hatzler was born in Riverside, California, on December 13, 1981. She is better known as Amy Lynn Lee. Lee is an American singer & songwriter and trained classical piano pianist. She is a founding member and vocalist of the rock band that won the Grammy Award, Evanescence. The influence of her musical style comes from classical musicians such as Mozart to modern artists such as Björk , Tori Amos , Danny Elfman , and Plumb .
Lee was born to John Lee , a disc jockey & TV Personality, and Sara Cargill. She has one brother, Robby , and two sisters, Carrie and Lori . She also had a third sister who died in 1987 when she was three years old because of an unknown illness. Hello song from Fallen’s album is reportedly written for her sister, and song Like You from THE OPEN DOOR album .
Leehave studied classical piano for nine years. Her family moved to several places, including Florida and Illinois, and eventually settled in Little Rock, Arkansas. That’s where Evanescence started. She graduated from Pulaski Academy in 2000 and also briefly attended Middle Tennessee State University.
During the Live @ Much event in the MuchMusic session on January 9, 2007, Amy revealed that she had been engaged the night before. She then confirmed to EvThreads.com that he had been proposed by Josh Hartzler , her old friend who worked as a therapist. Lee stated during the interview that the songs Good Enough and Bring Me to Lifeinspired by Josh Hartzler . They then married on May 6, 2007, and honeymooned near the Bahamas. Lee has posted that she is now Mrs. Amy Hartzler on the EvThreads.com forum.
Lee formed her band with Ben Moody after meeting at Youth Camp. At that time, Lee plays I’d Do Anything for Love (but I Will not Do That) essay Meat Loaf on the piano instrument. For a year, they both played acoustics at the Arkansas bookstore and coffee shop before they recorded two EPs, EVANESCENCE EP in 1998, then SOUND ASLEEP EP which was also known as WHISPER EP in 1999.
In 2000, Evanescence recorded a longer EP, ORIGIN . This demo contains three songs from the album FALLEN written by Lee and Moody , namely Whisper , Imaginary , and My Immortal .
Then in 2003, Evanescence made their first main album, FALLEN . This album has been awarded 6x Platinum, and has been for 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10. Then more than 12 million copies of this album sold.
Single mainstay The first Evanescence , Bring Me to Life , was a breakthrough for the band and reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. While My Immortal , who is equally popular, reached number 7 in the US. These songs were then used for the soundtrack of the film DAREDEVIL which led them to become popular and make their position in the music world solid.
Then the single Bring Me to Life also received recognition for this band at the Grammy Awards of 2004, where the band was given a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. At the same time, Evanescence was also given a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Two singles from the albumFALLEN which was released included Going Under and Everybody’s Fool , which also made video clips.
On October 22, 2003, guitarist Ben Moody left the band on the grounds of creative differences. Former guitarist Cold , Terry Balsamo then replaced Moody in the band, as well as a friend to write a song for Lee .
ANYWHERE BUT HOMEreleased in 2004 on DVD / CD format. This DVD is a recording of their Paris show along with some backstage features, such as signing a CD and warming up. The CD itself contains several previously unreleased songs such as Missing , Breathe No More from ELEKTRA and Farther Away . Then on this CD, there are also Korn , Thoughtless cover songs they have played on several live shows.
Lee worked on the opening theme of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBEand wrote several songs for the film, but the song was rejected because it was considered too dark and epic.