Caitie Hurst grew up in a musical family; her father was part of a touring Christian band. While she looked up to female Contemporary Christian music artists and loved singing, she self-describes herself as being awkward and insecure back then. She never wanted to sing in front of anyone.
While she tried to get out of it, leaders from her youth group at Long Hollow Church signed her up to lead worship. Caitie continued to struggle with insecurity about performing. It was a conversation with her voice teacher and mentor that was the turning point that allowed Caitie to see things with different perspective. She told Caitie, “This is a gift that God has given you. This isn’t about you. Your job is to point people to God, not to yourself.”