Texarkana, Arkansas, who already had a record and TV appearance under her
belt by the age of five. Of
course, it did not hurt that she came from a musical family. Her dad and sisters were all
singers, her mom a dancer, and her brother was a singer and drummer.
While still in
high school, she was part of a comedy team that performed at the Bird Cage
in L.A. The other half of the
comedy team was none other than Steve Martin. At seventeen, she went on tour with
the National Metropolitan Opera.
she wound up back in California and was a member of The Sandpipers, whose
big hit was “Guantanamera”. Other groups with which she appeared
include The Jimmy Joyce Singers, The Johnny Mann Singers, and The Ray Conniff Singers.
famous turn was a seven-year stint with Elvis Presley, beginning in 1970
and ending with his death. The
two were romantically linked throughout those seven years, and Kathy wrote
about it in the simply titled Elvis
and Kathy. A couple of her
recent CDs are Elvis tributes: Heavenly Father is a gospel album
that contains the song “My Father Watches Over Me”, which Kathy
sang at the King’s funeral; We
Had it All is all covers of Elvis songs.
making music, Kathy is devoted to animals and charity work. For more information on this artist,
please visit her website, listed below.