Every year One Year in Texas chooses one person who made the biggest impact in the calendar year via secret ballot. This year we chose Katy Perry from a long list of people who outperformed all others. Congratulations, Katy. You deserved this.
recently had my life absolutely shattered and rebuilt while watching a
wonderful film. That film: “Katy Perry Part of Me.” In this film we
see the ups and downs of Katy Perry’s tour for her classic album
“Teenage Dream.” When her marriage to Russell Brand falls apart on
screen, our marriages fall apart in real life. When she cries, we cry.
We she sings, we sing along with her fantastically crafted pop songs.
When she sprays the audience with a Faygo gun, we get drenched in the
cheap, sweet soda. This is why Katy Perry is the One Year in Texas
Person of the Year.
was raised by strict Pentecostal parents and everything she experienced
in her early life was related to God. She even recorded a gospel album
when she was younger. Her life changed when she first heard Alanis
Morrisette’s classic hit about Dave Coulier “You Oughtta Know.” Most of
us were raised in a similar situation. Getting confirmed at gunpoint,
being forced to eat part of Jesus’ body as an attempt by our parents to
turn us into cannibals, and joining an all female Christian barber shop
Katy became old enough to think for herself, she decided to team up
with the hit pop mega producers The Matrix. Thankfully, those songs
were not big hits and the album was shelved. The Matrix is known for
ruining Liz Phair and making Avril Lavigne--two criminal offenses. If
President Obama cared about white people music he would probably have
The Matrix detained in Guantanamo Bay. When Katy dropped off of
Columbia records and signed with Capitol Music Group her life, career
and our lives would never be the same.
skip past the cock-teasing hit “I Kissed a Girl” and straight to the
2010 release of “Teenage Dream.” This album is so strong and loaded
with hits that it is still relevant two years after dropping. Katy
Perry became the female artist with the most amount of number one
singles from an album. In 2012, she was still gaining chart success
with singles from this album and she released a great propaganda movie
called “Part of Me.” If she keeps up this pace, she is destined to
become One Year in Texas’s Person of the Decade.
2012, who had a better year? Ryback? CM Punk? John Cena? Dolph
Ziggler? Adam Lanza? Sheamus? The Big Show? I don’t think so. Katy
Perry outperformed all of them. Her film made $32 million. Her album
is still tearing up the charts and producing singles. She is a
superstar. She writes her own songs. She is the real deal, people.
Embrace Katy Perry.