Katy Perry Talks With MTV About Her Christian Music Roots

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August 8, 2008 by: Rodney

Katy Perry is refreshingly unapologetic and unashamed of her past Christian music roots, even if it doesn’t vibe with her present status as a potty-mouth pop princess (according to a new MTV article). The way we see it, she’s sort of earned the right to be proud of where she is today, riding high on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the iTunes Top 100, with the brand-new mainstream project, “One Of The Boys” that was released last week. Katy goes on to say…

I was raised in a very pseudo-strict religious household where the only thing on the menu was [gospel standards like] ‘Oh Happy Day,’ ‘His Eye Is on the Sparrow’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. That led to me being 14 or 15, when I started going to Nashville to record some gospel songs, and to be around amazing country-music vets and learn how to craft a song and play guitar.

I’d actually have to Superglue the tips of my fingers because they hurt so much from playing guitar all day, you know? And from that, I made the best record I could make as a gospel singer at 15.

It’s been a long and winding road that started about five years ago. I came from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. A fantastic producer named Glen Ballard brought me out here and kind of looked after me. He produced Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” and has also worked with Annie Lennox, No Doubt and Dave Matthews, to name a few. And then I started this thing, where I was signed and dropped, signed and dropped by a couple of labels. Then one day, Capitol Records picked me up and decided they wanted to make a ‘Pretty Woman’ story out of me, without the prostitution.

Here’s Katy talking about the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards (live from LA on Sept. 7th) where she is nominated for Best Female Video…

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3 Responses to “Katy Perry Talks With MTV About Her Christian Music Roots”
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    I like Katy Perry. I have one of the boys Album.
    she is so cute.

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