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!"