-- BASICS -- Full Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson Nicknames: Bird, Katy Bird DOB: October 25, 1984 (age 30) Astrological Sign: Scorpio Hair: dirty blonde Eyes: blue High School: Dos Pueblos High School (9th grade only) Musical Influences: Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, Freddie Mercury/Queen, Beach Boys, Patty Griffin
Born at The Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.
Pierced the right side of nose by herself (safety pin+ice) when she was 13.
Got ears pierced at Claires.
Lived in California, Oklahoma, Arizona and Florida.
At age 9, Katy was prophesied over that she would "sing before Kings and Presidents." :)
Attended the Music Academy of Santa Barbara and studied classical opera.
Took dance classes to learn swing, jitterbug and lindy hop.
Given first guitar on 13th birthday from church youthgroup.
First song written was "Trust In Me," which is on album and first single.
-- FAMILY -- Mother: Mary Christine Perry Hudson [DOB: December 16, 1947] Father: Maurice Keith Hudson (goes by Keith) [DOB: June 13, 1947] Brother: David Daniel Hudson, [DOB: August 11, 1988] Sister: Angela Ann Hudson, [DOB: December 7, 1982]
Mom can speak fluent French and has a Portuguese background.
Katy's aunt (mother's side) was a showgirl! She passed away before Katy met her.
Brother David was born in Tulsa, OK!
Parent's wedding anniversary is December 2, 1979.
Dad was converted from a drug user to a Christian when he was 24 years old.
Katy's the middle child and has the typical "middle child syndrome." ;)
-- FAVORITES -- Perfume: Love Spell by Victoria's Secret Book: Pat the Bunny (lol) Song: "Don't Stop Me Now"/"Killer Queen" by Queen Food: Thai food Season: Summer in Santa Barbara Item of Clothing: Her "couture"-a velour hoodie (lol) Activity: Ballroom dancing Drink: Cream Soda
-- RANDOM --
Given a Beatles album for her 16th birthday. Her response? "I've heard of these guys!"
The hospital Katy was born at no longer has a maternity ward!
The first CD Katy bought was Incubus' "Make Yourself" album (Oct 1999).
Was into the Christian boy band, Plus One!
At 13, dressed up as a male to play a small solo in a theatre adaptation of "Fiddler On The Roof."
First job was at the clothing store, "The Gap."
Went to the Farmer's Market in Santa Barbara with her guitar and sang!
Started dying hair black in late 2001; newly 17.
Wrote or co-wrote all songs on "Katy Hudson."
Loves McDonald's chicken mcnuggets with sweet n' sour sauce!
Didn't see snow until she was 16!
Katy was in Texas on 9/11.
Saw the band Radiohead on June 29, 2001 in Santa Barbara!
Moved to Los Angeles at 17 and shared an apartment with fellow artist, Jaci Velasquez.
Like a typical teen, Katy babysat for the experience and money. :)