Monday, August 31, 2009

Kathy Mathis

Kathy Mathis (born in Battle Creek, Michigan) is a former R&B singer from the late 80s. She was raised singing and playing piano at family & church gatherings and school events.

At the age of 9, Kathy recorded her first gospel single. When Kathy was 14 years old, she recorded her first secular single which received local airplay. When she was 16 years old, a promoter from Polygram Records heard her sing.

When she was 18 years old, Kathy moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue her dream of performing secular music.
In 1987, she released her debut album "Katt Walk" on Tabu Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever made the charts.
The lead single "Late Night Hour" peaked at #40 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
The follow-up single "Baby I'm Hooked" was released, but didn't appear to make the Billboard charts at all.
In 1988, Kathy released her sophomore album "A Woman's Touch" which didn't appear to make the album charts at all.
The first single "Men Have to Be Taught" peaked at #80 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.
The follow-up single "Got to Give It Up" was released, but failed to make the Billboard music charts at all.

After the death of her father, Kathy returned to gospel music. She moved from Atlanta to Temple Hills, Maryland where she became the Praise & Worship Leader at the AME Zion Full Gospel Church (now known as the From the Heart Church Ministries) under the leadership of Pastor John Cherry.

Kathy was later promoted to the position of Director of Music and she has remained at From the Heart Church Ministries for several years. She also earned her Bachelor's degree in Music and Psychology from the University of Maryland. In 1999, she met Pastor Ray Horry, got married in September of 2001 and has three children.

These days, Kathy (now Kathy Horry) lives in St. Charles, Missouri where her husband started the Ark of Safety Christian Church. She is currently the Minister of Music. She has also recorded five gospel albums: "Faith," "A Safe Place," "It's Harvest Time," "From Grace to Glory" and "Sanctuary."
In September of 2010, Kathy released a Christmas album called "The Gift." She has also published her own autobiography called "From Grace to Glory."

To see Kathy Horry's official website, go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Late Night Hour," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Baby I'm Hooked," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Men Have to Be Taught," go to:

[updated on 05\22\13]

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