• Josh Hartzler is a songwriter and therapist with an estimated net worth of over $1 million.
• He grew up in California and attended Arkansas Baptist College where he earned a degree in Psychology.
• He is credited as the inspiration for many of Evanescence's hit songs, including "Bring Me to Life" and "Good Enough".
• He has collaborated with his wife for the album "Dream Too Much" and written songs for other projects.
• He married Amy Lee in 2007 and the couple now have one child together.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$12 million dollars
Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1981
SpouseJosh Hartzler, Amy Lee
MarkFrequently does underwater scenes in her videos
FactWhen offered a cameo in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), she requested that she play a character who gets killed.

Who is Josh Hartzler?

Josh Hartzler was born on 4 November 1977, in Encino, California, USA, and is a songwriter as well as a therapist, but probably best known for being the husband of singer Amy Lee. His wife rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence, which has produced hits such as “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal”.

The Net Worth of Josh Hartzler

As of early-2020, Josh Hartzler’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. He has consistent income with his work as a therapist, and his credits as a songwriter have also helped in building his wealth.

He probably benefits from the success of his wife as well, as Amy Lee has a net worth estimated to be over $12 million, thanks to her success with Evanescence.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Josh grew up in California relatively out of the spotlight. He developed a love for music at a young age, but didn’t pursue it as a career. Instead, after matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Arkansas Baptist College where he took up a degree in Psychology.

ABC is an historically black college that has been in operation since the late 1890s. Several celebrities have come from the college, including Louis Jordan, Harry Kenyon, and Michael Dyer.

He graduated without much attention, and later completed his certification to become a psychological counselor. He then moved to New York where he began to practice as a therapist, but also because it’s one of the homes of the music industry, an avenue which he could pursue as a sideline.

Inspiring Evanescence

Hartzler was introduced to Amy Lee by a mutual friend though they didn’t start as romantic partners. Instead, the two remained close friends for several years, with his empathy and genuineness hitting a positive note within Lee.

As the two grew close, he offered a lot of advice and positivity to her – she later credited him as the inspiration of several Evanescence hit songs, including “Bring Me to Life” – inspired by their first meeting – and “Good Enough” which were featured on their debut album called “Fallen”. “Bring Me to Life”. He brought about ease and comfort with him even though it was their first time being introduced to one another. She sensed life in him, which brought her out of the many internal battles she was dealing with at the time.

Eventually, his connection with Evanescence would help him connect with other notable personalities in the music industry.

He showcased his skills as a songwriter, and eventually partnered with former “American Idol” contestant Chris Daughter as he released the song “What About Now”, which is one of his most notable hits.

Recent Endeavors

Later on, he collaborated with producer and musician David Hodge for the album called “Musical Demonstrations Part 1”, noticing his ability in songwriting after Josh was recommended to him by bandmate Amy. David had also risen to fame as a member of Evanescence, working mainly as a singer and keyboardist in the band. Josh is credited with many of the songs in the album.

Josh also collaborated with his wife in the family album called “Dream Too Much”. The album was released through Amazon Prime Music, and was targeted towards kids. He wrote two songs for the album which also featured Amy’s father and sisters. While the two have worked together several times, he does not write music for Evanescence.

Wife – Amy Lee

Amy Lee formed the rock band Evanescence alongside guitarist Ben Moody while they were at a youth camp. The two started as a musical duo, releasing several extended plays (EPs) independently. They then recorded another EP called “Origin”, which contained songs that would be featured later in their debut album.

Evanescence’s first full-length album was released after they signed with Wind-up Records, and was highly successful, selling over 17 million copies worldwide. The band won two Grammy Awards during the same year, and continued to release successful albums for the next decade and a half.

While Amy has mainly been associated with Evanescence, she’s also done a lot of collaborative projects as a solo artist. She worked as a musician for “Muppets: The Green Album” and “Nightmare Revisited”, and released music alongside artists such as Seether and Korn.

Amy Lee

She’s also composed music for , and has contributed songs to projects such as “War Story”, and “Voice from the Stone”. Her contributions to the film “Indigo Grey: The Passage” led her to win a Moondance International Film Festival Award. Aside from music, she is also an advocate of epilepsy awareness, often working with the foundation, Out of the Shadows.

Personal Life

Before Josh hooked-up with Lee, she was known to have been in a relationship with Seether lead singer Shaun Morgan from 2003 to 2005.

After they broke up, she began dating Josh and the two stayed together for two years before she announced that they had become engaged – they married a few months later, and honeymooned in The Bahamas. They had their first child seven years later. The couple shares Christian beliefs, with Amy professing how proud she is to be a Christian, but later confirmed that Evanescence is not a Christian band.

Hartzler has been praised numerous times by his wife, not only for being an inspiration and a good husband to her, but also for his songwriting ability. He continues to share his love of music with many, and often goes to events where his wife is performing.

General Info

Full NameAmy Lee
Net Worth$12 million dollars
Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1981
Height1.61 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Multi-instrumentalist, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Designer, Pianist, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
EducationPulaski Academy, Middle Tennessee State University, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under


SpouseJosh Hartzler, Amy Lee
ChildrenJack Lion Hartzler
ParentsJohn Lee, Sara Cargill, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
SiblingsLori Lee, Carrie Lee, Robby Lee, Bonnie Lee, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under


AwardsNME Award for Hottest Woman, Independent Music Award for Best Song - World Beat, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
Music GroupsEvanescence
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rock Song, Kerrang! Hottest Female Award, Bring Me to Life, My Immortal, Going Under
MoviesEvanescence's 'What You Want', Evanescence: After Midnight, Evanescence: Broken, The Best of Deathmatch Wrestling: Vol. 4: Queens of the Deathmatch
TV ShowsI Love the New Millennium, Dancing with the Stars

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#Marks / Signs
1Frequently does underwater scenes in her videos
2off-beat style
3Her powerful Mezzo-Soprano vocals
4Her long, jet-black hair
5Her eyes are light blue and she sometimes wears green contacts.


1I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
2If people are making fun of you, then you're probably doing something right.
3I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it's exactly how I want it to be.
4My darlings, if I can't write dark, epic music, i can't live!
5"We're definitely a rock band, but the twist is that the band's music is epic, dramatic, dark rock." - on Evanescence.
6"The fact that he left the band, it wasn't like it killed me and hurt my feelings and made me feel like I lost a friend, it was actually more of a relief because he'd been so unhappy on tour recently that it was making everyone else unhappy. We all hope he's happier now." - commenting on Ben Moody's decision to leave the band.
7I'm glad that people are accepting our music and are connected to our art. Whether we're popular or not, I don't care.


1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son named Jack Lion Hartzler on July 24, 2014 at 7:51 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs., 13 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. Child's father is her husband, Josh Hartzler.
2(May 6, 2007) Married her longtime boyfriend Josh Hartzler following a 4-month-long engagement.
3Had encounters with stalkers. Hence brought the song "Snow White Queen" on Evanescence's album "The Open Door". The title came from 'Snow white' which is a nickname given to her by fans. and 'Queen' Amy said that the scary attention that the stalker gave her made her feel in a twisted way "like a Queen".
4Father, John Lee, is also a a Television spokesperson for various regional and local advertisers and won NBC's "The Gong Show" in 1980. He defeated Pee Wee Herman by playing guitar and singing, "Desperado.".
5After her 3 year old sister's tragic death, Amy wrote a song called Hello, it's track 9 on their debut album "Fallen". It was performed for her family. It's personal, so personal that she says she can't perform it live at concerts because she'll go into a serious breakdown.
6Is a spokesperson for the National (American) Epilepsy Foundation.
7Was an alto in her school choir.
8While growing up, she and her family moved frequently to many places, including Illinois, Kansas, and Florida before finally settling in Little Rock, Arkansas.
9Was president of the choir council her senior year. She wrote a choir arrangement called "Listen to the Rain" which was performed by the school choir at graduation.
10Briefly attended Middle Tennessee State University.
11Attended and graduated from Pulaski Academy, a private elementary and junior/senior high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, class of 2000.
12She is a classically trained pianist. She spent 9 years studying classical piano in her youth.
13When offered a cameo in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), she requested that she play a character who gets killed.
14She has a kitten named Zero.
15Won the awards for Best New Artist & Best Hard Rock Performance for Bring Me To Life, at the 2004 Grammy Awards.
16Collaborated with rock group Seether on their song 'Broken' for the soundtrack from The Punisher (2004).
17Born in California. Grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, Illinois and finally Little Rock Arkansas, where she met her band.
18Is named after the 70s song "Amie".
19Is the daughter of Sara Cargill (of the Clan Drummond) and John Lee, and sister to Robbie, Carrie and Laurie.
20Says that if she didn't become famous she would "help people in some way".
21Her favorite artists are Tori Amos, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, NIN (Trent Reznor), Björk and Coldplay.
22She was meeting a few of her friends at a restaurant when a guy she barely knew looked into her eyes and asked her "Are you happy?". She knew that she truly wasn't, and those simple words really struck her. That is how the opening lines to the song "Bring Me To Life", "how can you see into my eyes like open doors..." came about.
23Is the lead singer of the band Evanescence.




Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lachrymist2014Short arranger: "Lacrymosa"
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
War Story2014/I"Lockdown", "Push the Button" / lyrics: "Push the Button" / music: "Push the Button" / performer: "Lockdown" / producer: "Lockdown" / writer: "Lockdown"
Dancing with the Stars2011-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Underworld: Awakening2012writer: "Made of Stone Renholdër Remix"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Helden von morgen2011TV Series 1 episode
Dancing on Ice Friday2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010Video writer: "Sweet Sacrifice"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Bring Me To Life"
Idols2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bionic Woman2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Idols2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elektra2005writer: "Breathe No More"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Volume 32004Video Game "My Immortal"
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Punisher2004performer: "Broken"
Super Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Without a Trace2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2003TV Movie documentary writer: "Bring Me to Life
Underworld2003performer: "Now I Know", "Down in the Lab", "Death Dealer's Descent"
Enter the Matrix2003Video Game writer: "Going Under"
Daredevil2003writer: "My Immortal", "Bring Me to Life"

Music Department

Voice from the Stone2017soundtrack: performer completed
Blind2017/IIcomposer: theme music / musician: piano completed
Indigo Grey: The Passage2014Short composer: theme music
The Lachrymist2014Short writer: "Lacrymosa"
War Story2014/Imusic producer
Elektra2005composer: song "Breathe No More"


I Am Her2016Documentary short
Indigo Grey: The Passage2014Short
War Story2014/I


Evanescence: What You Want2011Video short uncredited


Evanescence: Anywhere But Home2004Video executive producer


Domestic Disturbance2016Short special thanks


Sidewalks Entertainment2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bluegrass Underground2014TV SeriesHerself
Acesso MTV2012TV SeriesHerself
We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash2012TV MovieHerself
Mulatschag2012TV SeriesHerself
MTV World Stage: Evanescence 3D2012TV MovieHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHerself
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2008TV SeriesHerself
Rock Band Cometh: The Rock Band Band Story2007TV MovieHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down2006Video shortHerself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Evanescence: Anywhere But Home2004VideoHerself (Vocals, piano)
MTV Europe Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays2004TV SeriesHerself
Danish Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Winner (Årets nye udenlanske navn) (pre-recorded message)
DMA04 News2004TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Fromage 20032003TV MovieHerself (as Evanescence)
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself (as Evanescence)
Boogie2003TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
Pepsi Smash2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Real Magic TV2003TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Video on Trial2005-2007TV SeriesHerself - Accused / Herself - Evanescence
After Midnight: Evanescence2004Video documentaryHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
Now That's What I Call Music!: The Best Videos of 2003!2003VideoHerself (segment "Going Under") (segment "Going Under") (as Evanescence)


Nominated Awards

2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Song

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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