Who is this Kata Hay Girl?
Kata Hay stepped on stage for the first time at the age of 2. She proudly belted out her rendition of Hank Williams "Hey Good Lookin'" acapella, wowed the crowd, and hasn't slowed down since. Over the years she became the youngest person to EVER win Ed McMahon's Star Search at age 5, took home the AWA's Rising Star Award, became a hall of fame inductee of the Oklahoma Opry, won 5 International Yodeling Championships, and was honored with being the ONLY recipient of the Grant Leftwich Legacy Award.
During her teenage years Kata traveled the US, and toured Australia twice playing a combination of her original songs, and Western Swing classics. Her CD "Cowboys, Guitars, and a Lil' Bit Of Swing" made it in the top 5 on the Western Music Charts, and her cover of "Cattle Call" held the #1 spot for 3 weeks. At age 18, Kata made the move to Tennessee, and performed at a theater called the Fiddlers Feast for one season... She then formed the band with her husband at the time, called Kata & The Blaze in 2006. They opened for legends such as Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson and played for over a million people in 2008 alone.
Kata started a YouTube page in her spare time in late 2008. Taylor Swift hand picked Kata's "Hey Stephen" cover as one of her 4 favorites, out of over 500 videos and posted it to the Taylor Swift website. Over night Kata's YouTube page exploded, and went from just a few subscribers, to over 2,000. Today Kata has over 3 million views on YouTube. From 2011 - 2015 Hay was one of the featured performers at the Hatfield McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, where she was lead actress on the Hatfield side, as well as getting to enjoy her love for music by singing, playing guitar and mandolin.
Kata recently had the opportunity to appear on the critically acclaimed NBC T.V. Show, The Voice, Season 10. She was fortunate to work Christina Aguilera and eventually made her way to the top 20. Since then she has made her way to Nashville to further pursue her ambitions in a more eclectic musical realm than the one in which she started.
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