Bee's first professional gig was with The Flowers Family performing
at state and county fairs throughout the mid-west and the south.
to the right The Flowers Family, Crystal Gayle, & Kathy Bee) (Below with Bob
Then Bee sang with Johnny Bernard and the Sunset Cowboys.
Later she formed her own group called The Santa Fe Junction and
released her 1st Country single "I MISS YOU".
In 1979 she moved to Southern California and began writing and
recording albums. Through contacts of her friend Jay Rosenthal, Kathy sang
with the Steve Miller Band of "Fly Like An Eagle" fame. She met
In 1982 Bee wrote, sang & produced her 1st album,
KATHY BEE SINGS.
From 1985 - 1988 Kathy received numerous awards from the California
Country Music Association for Entertainer Of The Year Female Vocalist Of The
Year Record Of The Year Song Of The Year
1987 Kathy met up with Johnny Paycheck and he signed her to his
1987-1997 Kathy sang at the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
events. Her husband, Don
Hampton is a former Drag Racer.
1988 was also the year that Kathy's single LET'S GO PARTY broke the
Billboard, Cashbox and Indie National Charts.
In 1990 Los Alamitos awarded Kathy an Achievement Award for her cable
TV show K.B. COUNTRY.
1992 was the year that Kathy's musical THE CHRISTMAS TOYS debuted at The William Bristol Theater in
In 1993 the musical was a sell-out in Hawaii and its actors received
two prestigious TIKI AWARDS.
Also in 1993 Kathy worked with Bobby Helms in Myrtle Beach, South
Carolina at Bobby's Special Angel Theater… If things had gone as plan Kathy
was going to have her own theater called "THE QUEEN BEE THEATER".
She enjoyed working with the late great Bobby Helms. READ THE STORY ABOUT
BOBBY'S LIFE in the new book JINGLE
BELL ROCK by David Davis and Lisa E.
Then in 1995 THE
CHRISTMAS TOYS was a (sell-out) success
for the GOLDEN STATE CHILDREN'S group who performed it at the La Mirada
Theater in Southern California where it received The Rainbow Award for best
In Hilo, Hawaii it picked up the TIKKI Award for best
actress! For ten years, THE CHRISTMAS TOYS has been warming the hearts
of audiences of all ages. Kathy Bee hopes to produce a nation-wide TV
special... If you can help or know someone who's interested, contact her at
She cut two albums with Lawton
Jiles: PATSY WE'RE STILL LOVIN YOU
& THE LEGEND OF THE TABBY CAT.
Kathy hosted and produced her TV show TOUCHING LIVES that
promoted "People Helping People" spotlighting singers, songwriters, actors,
producers, entertainers, doctors, judges, lawyers, community leaders, writers,
speakers, authors and everyday heroes…who made a difference in other people's
lives. Touching Lives With Kathy Bee was been on the air for nine years
with over 250 shows to her credit in 14 Southern California cities, with a market of
approx. 280,000 household members.
In 1998 Madacy
Entertainment Label re-released the album Bee's book FOOTPRINTS
IN THE SAND "A GIFT FROM GOD"
I’M AN AMERICAN
In 2001 Kathy
Bee completed her patriotic CD. From a small child, Kathy Bee has always
been patriotic. This was displayed at the age of two, when she asked her
mother to repeatedly sing “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic”. During her
grade-school years, Bee accompanied her classmates on the piano, as they all
proudly sang patriotic songs. She was deeply affected by the Viet Nam War,
as she remained patriotic, while her only brother served and was injured in
the Army. Years later, it was only natural for Kathy Bee to write her own
patriotic song entitled “I’M AN AMERICAN”. Since
then Bee has been touring, singing, hosting TV shows and stage events.
Audiences of all ages love her music and the way that the music makes them
feel...loved & that someone cares!
THE RED HAT MAMMA
Kathy Bee’s stage & concert shows are frequently performed in Southern California. Kathy’s latest CD includes her song “Red Hat Mamma”. This song is a special tribute to the Red Hatters, who are a group of women who really enjoy their senior years.
Kathy Bee is available for bookings. She also is a vital member of the Oldies Music Tribute Show. For more information go to www.OldiesMusicTribute.com or www.kathybee.com
or call (562) 803-8835
1998-2007 Weekly TV Show/Touching Lives (Producer/Host), Sang for President William Clinton in Beverly Hills, CA, Red Hat Mamma Broadway Review at the Cherry Blossom Festival, Los Angeles, CA, Broadway Goes Latin at the Wilshire Ebell
Theatre 2003, KOCE Joy 2004, Pasadena Cherry Blossom Festival 2002-2004, 1999-2004 Women In Film Breakfasts &
Golf Tournament, 2003 Save The Date Unveiling, 2002- Malibu Film Festival, 2001-2002
All Cities Concert Tour (Including Cerritos, Downey, Bellflower, Para mount,
Los Angeles, & Pasadena), 2002 & 2003 Goals For Life Golf
Tournament, 2000-2001 Bellflower Symphony’s Featured
Vocalist, ARC Walk 2000, 1999 Mrs. California Pageant, 1999 YMCA Donor's
Banquet, 1999 Fairfax High School 75th Reunion (MC &
Entertainer), 1998 Big Band Concert (Downey Theater), LOLLAPALOOZA (1995),
1987-1997 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Events. 1988 Charted Billboard
With Her Single “Let’s Go Party”. Bee has performed in 45 states of the 50
states and in Canada, singing for crowds of up to 50,000 people at various