Kevin Richardson spent his first nine years on a 10-acre farm and the next eight in a modern-day log cabin. "I had a great childhood," says Backstreet Boys' oldest member. "I loved school, played Little League football, rode horses and dirtbikes, and sang into a hairbrush in front of my bedroom mirror." The boy was happy--and he could sing. After receiving his first set of keyboards as a high school freshman, Kevin spent his adolescence in chorus and drama club. He also entered talent shows and played his keyboards in restaurants and at weddings.
These days, prior to touring, Kevin shared an apartment with Howie D. and his cousin Brian. His free time is spent weightlifting, dancing, shooting hoops, playing football, and writing music at his keyboards. Ask him to describe life in the studio and he'll say, "Sing. Eat. Sing. Sing. Eat. Sing. SLEEP!" And on the road? "A lot of fun, a lot of work, and sometimes a little lonely. It's what I've always dreamed of!"
Some Tid Bits
Full Name: Kevin Scott Richardson
Born: October 3, 1972, Lexington, KY
Astrological Sign: Libra
Pets: A black cat named "Quincy"
Pastimes: Playing keyboards, water skiing, swimming, surfing, basketball and hockey.
Favorite Color: blue
Favorite Food: Mexican and anything Asian.
Favorite Movie: Top Gun & The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show: Roseanne and Martin
Favorite Stars: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Favorite Musicians: R. Kelly, Prince, Babyface, and Teddy
Favorite Foreign Country: Sweden
His Ideal Lady: Kevin is attracted to girls who accept him as he is, "I'm shy guy, sometimes I think too much about what I'm going to say to somebody or what they are going to think."
"Side Note": Kevin is a qualified ballroom dance instructor, and he spent eight years of his life living in a log cabin.
He's Most Likely to: Urge you to chase your dreams! Kevin
believes that if you can dream it, you can do it.
Worst Habbit: Sleeping Late