Kat Williams born Katrina Williams (February 24, 1964) is an American Emmy Award-nominated blues singer. She is most noted for her soulful and blues textures.
Born in New York, she started singing at a very young age. Throughout her career she made very memorable appearances on television and through radio. She was a finalist on America's Got Talent, where she made it through to the Las Vegas rounds. Williams also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina.
Williams was raised by various family members and grew up in a very troubled home environment. Before becoming a blues artist, Williams spent ten years as a prison guard in New York and then transferred to North Carolina.
Williams who reportedly survived a very tough and abusive childhood became involved in the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County in 2015 and currently sits on their board of directors. Williams primary function is to mentor and educate young kids who suffered similar experiences.
In 2012 Williams received and Emmy Award nomination for her work on the Hands of Hope project which featured several famous vocalists. The project was headed out by famed recording artist and producer, David L Cook. She received the 2012 AMG Heritage Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. She won a collaborative AMG Heritage Award for her work on the video for Hands of Hope.
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