After seeing Katy perform, BBC Radio 2's Paul Sexton wrote...Hurt has lived a lot of country for an artist yet to hit 20.
American culture is stamped on her singer-songwriter soul from a childhood spent living there, then she returned to the UK to put her love of Nashville styles to great use. Hence the emergence of the most exciting prospect on the burgeoning country scene. Her distinctive EP Pieces Of Me is the latest evidence of a career that produced an iTunes UK Country No.1 in last year's 'Love You More,' among other successes. The EP is the best representation of the breadth of her imagination and influence to date. Co-Written/produced with guitarist Gab Zsapka, it was recorded live in just 6 hours. Katy is a woman on a mission and has been for as long as she can remember. “As a baby, I never slept,” she says “My parents said the only thing that worked was Patsy Cline records but once I knew the words, I wouldn't sleep because I started singing along.” “When I was 13, my Dad surprised us with an Elvis trip,” she explains. “When we got to Sun Studios 'Hound Dog' came on. I sang under my breath and the tour guide came up and said 'Stay behind.' I was like 'Oh I'm in trouble, they're going to kick me out.' But instead she said 'I heard you singing. The studio's free, do you want to go in? Pick a song and we'll record it.' I remember standing in that tiny booth and thinking 'I never want to do anything else, this is it for me.' So keep an eye out, she's here to stay.