Release date: October 2001
Katy Hudson is the gospel-rock debut studio album released by singer-songwriter Katy Perry, who was then performing under her birth name, Katy Hudson. The album was released in 2001 as a Christian music album by Red Hill Records when she was 15 years old before she made the switch to mainstream pop music. Hudson is credited as an author of four of the songs on the album, while is credited as a co-author on the remaining six. "Trust in Me" was the lead single.
The album received a favorable review from Russ Breimeier of Christianity Today, who applauded her voice and songwriting and called her "a remarkable young talent emerging, a gifted songwriter in her own right who will almost certainly go far in this business."
Production and distribution of the album ceased after Red Hill Records folded at the end of 2001.