凯蒂·赫兹格（Katie Herzig）出生于加利福尼亚的一个音乐世家。一岁时，她的家人搬到了科罗拉多州的柯林斯堡，就读于洛矶山高中。她的姐姐唱歌。Herzig学习声音并在乐队和管弦乐队中演奏打击乐。在高三时，她从父亲那里得到了一把原声吉他，这促使她开始演奏乐器。在科罗拉多大学博尔德分校，她在诗歌课上创作了第一首歌。她主修新闻学，对纪录片和视频编辑感兴趣。在使用Pro Tools和GarageBand计算机程序在卧室里的笔记本电脑上录制歌曲后，她开始进行音频编辑。
在大学期间，Herzig于1997年夏天与Tim和Laurie Thornton和Andrew Jed组成了Newcomers Home乐队。 Newcomers Home的音乐是蓝草，民间和流行音乐的结合。Herzig遭受舞台恐惧症的困扰，她只能演唱背景音乐和弹鼓，但她开始弹吉他并成为主唱。乐队在2006年分手，使Herzig可以自由从事她在2004年发行首张专辑《Watch Them Fall》时就已经开始的个人事业。
两年后，赫兹格发布了Weightless。她自己制作了这张专辑，使用Pro Tools在家里录制了这张专辑，除了唱歌和写歌之外，还演奏了大多数乐器：电吉他和原声吉他，班卓琴，键盘和打击乐器。电视节目One Tree Hill和Pretty Little Liars中出现了“ Jack and Jill”歌曲，而Grey的Anatomy中出现了其他几首。
她的下一张专辑Apple Tree（2008）更注重流行。它的情感歌曲，如《我也太伤人》和《祝你好》，被用于电视剧中，例如《骨头》，《灰色的解剖学》和《无聊到死》。 “永远的”出现在广告中，“两颗心比一颗好”也出现在广告中。2010年，她的单曲“ Hey Na Na”在电影Going the Distance中得到了听到。《醒来的睡眠》于2011年上映。“失物招领”出现在电影《家庭周末》中，电影《拯救先生》中的广告中，以及电影Craigslist Joe中的预告片中。。歌曲“失物招领处”还被2013年嘉年华邮轮公司的商业广告所使用，被称为“重要时刻”。 “人生中最好的一天”出现在美国青少年/家庭戏剧电视连续剧《出生时切换》中。
2012年9月，她参加了“ 30首歌曲/ 30天”活动，以支持《半边天：将压迫变成全球女性的机遇》，这是一个由Nicholas Kristof和Sheryl WuDunn的书所启发的跨平台媒体项目。
2014年，美国恐怖片《Unfriended》中使用了“ I Hurt Too” 。
2007年，她因与Ruby Amanfu创作并由The Duhks演唱的歌曲“ Heaven’s My Home”而获得了格莱美最佳乡村音乐奖提名。
Katie Herzig is an American singer-songwriter whose songs have appeared often in movies, TV shows, and commercials.
Katie Herzig was born in California to a musical family. When she was one year old, her family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where she attended Rocky Mountain High School. Her sister sang opera. Herzig studied voice and played percussion in band and orchestra. In her senior year, she got an acoustic guitar from her father, which prompted her to begin playing the instrument. At the University of Colorado Boulder she wrote her first song in poetry class. She majored in journalism and was interested in documentaries and video editing. She was drawn to audio editing after using the computer programs Pro Tools and GarageBand, recording songs on a laptop in her bedroom.
In college, Herzig formed the band Newcomers Home with Tim and Laurie Thornton and Andrew Jed in the summer of 1997. Newcomers Home’s music was a combination of bluegrass, folk, and pop. Herzig suffered from stage fright, and confined herself to singing backing vocals and playing the drums, but she began to play the guitar and became lead singer. The band broke up in 2006, leaving Herzig free to pursue the solo career she had already begun in 2004 when she released her debut album Watch Them Fall.
Two years later, Herzig released Weightless. She produced the album herself, recorded it at home using Pro Tools, and played most of the instruments: electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, keyboards, and percussion, in addition to her singing and songwriting. The song “Jack and Jill” appeared on the TV shows One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars, while several others appeared on Grey’s Anatomy.
Her next album, Apple Tree (2008), was more pop-oriented. Its emotional songs like “I Hurt Too” and “Wish You Well” were used in TV dramas such as Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, and Bored to Death. “Forevermore” appeared in a commercial, as did “Two Hearts Are Better Than One”. In 2010, her single “Hey Na Na” was heard in the movie Going the Distance. The Waking Sleep was released in 2011. “Lost and Found” appeared in the movie Family Weekend, in a commercial for the movie Saving Mr. Banks, and in a trailer for the movie Craigslist Joe. The song “Lost and Found” was also used in a 2013 Carnival Cruise Line commercial known as “Moments that Matter”. “Best Day of Your Life” appeared in the American teen/family drama television series Switched at Birth.
In September 2012, she worked for the campaign “30 Songs/30 Days” to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book.
In 2014, “I Hurt Too” was used in the American horror film Unfriended.
In October 2015, “Say It Out Loud” was included in My Feet Keep Moving Still: Songs to Benefit Steps of Faith Foundation, an album to benefit Steps of Faith, a group that assists amputees.
Awards and honors
In 2007, she was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Country Performance for the song “Heaven’s My Home,” which she wrote with Ruby Amanfu and which was performed by The Duhks.
2004 – Watch Them Fall
2006 – Weightless
2008 – Apple Tree
2009 – Live in Studio- Acoustic Trio
2011 – The Waking Sleep
2014 – Walk Through Walls
2018 – Moment of Bliss