Katy Hudson was a reasonably popular Christian recording artist in the early 2000's. She had a powerful voice, and was well-regarded as an artist. Russ Breimeier told us in 2001 that we'd be hearing more and more from her.
Russ was right. However, this record didn't do well, mostly because the record label she was signed to folded. We'd just have to wait a little longer.
By now, I am sure you have figured out this is Katy Perry. After this record, she changed her name to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson.