Amy Lee (singer-songwriter of Evanescence)
Legal name: Amy Lynn Hartzler, Amy Lynn Lee
Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; born December 13, 1981), known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. Along with her contributions with the band, Lee has also participated on numerous other musical projects including Walt Disney Records' Nightmare Revisited and Muppets: The Green Album. Lee has performed collaborations with artists such as Korn, Seether, and David Hodges. Lee is also the American chairperson for the international epilepsy awareness foundation Out of the Shadows. During Evanescence's hiatus, Lee embarked on her film score career in 2013 by composing the soundtrack to War Story (2014) and Indigo Grey: The Passage (2015) with cellist Dave Eggar.
Lee cites influences ranging from composers such as Mozart and Danny Elfman, to artists Björk, Tori Amos, Plumb and Shirley Manson. She received the Songwriter Icon Award in 2008 from the National Music Publishers Association. In 2012, she won Best Vocalist at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards and also named Rock Goddess of the Year at the Loudwire Music Awards. She won an award for Best Film Score for Indigo Grey: The Passage at the Moondance International Film Festival in 2015.