Kathleen Troccoli (born June 24, 1958) is a contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, author, and speaker.

Early life and family


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Troccoli was raised in Islip Terrace, Long Island, New York, where she graduated from East Islip High School. Her father died of colon cancer when she was 15; her mother died of breast cancer in 1991, shortly before the release of her album Pure Attraction and its mainstream chart selection, "Everything Changes".
Troccoli was raised in a Catholic family, which was not particularly religious. As of 1998, she was a practicing Roman Catholic, but currently identifies as a non-denominational Christian. As of 2020, she continues to sing, speak and minister to the Church worldwide.

Musical career


After graduating from high school, Troccoli studied jazz and opera at the Berklee College of Music in Boston for a year, then returned to Long Island to major in voice at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) also singing with a SCCC-based jazz band and later singing in Long Island clubs. In the summer of 1978, while working a "day job" to help cover her college expenses, Troccoli formed a friendship with a born again Christian co-worker; this led to Troccoli herself becoming a devout Christian. Troccoli's alto voice gained prominence when she opened for Ed Nalle's group, GLAD, when the group performed at the Long Island church Troccoli attended in 1980. Approximately six months afterwards, Nalle invited Troccoli to record a demo tape, with his band's backing, and Kathy accepted. After she and GLAD had recorded it, the tape was submitted to Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell (Amy Grant's brother-in-law); these two, as a result of hearing it, formed the Reunion Records label, in Nashville, specifically to record Troccoli, and Kathy herself, in turn, moved to Nashville to reside with Harrell and his family.Troccoli's debut album, the 1982 release Stubborn Love, was reportedly the best-selling debut album by a contemporary Christian music female artist. A second album, Heart and Soul, was released in 1984; it led to her receiving her first Grammy nomination a year later, in 1986, in which year Images followed it. Troccoli then withdrew from her musical career returning to Long Island for a six-year sojourn, giving singing lessons and sang at weddings. In 1989, Troccoli was prominently featured on the selection "I'll Be Your Shelter", a Diane Warren-penned song which Taylor Dayne recorded for her album Can't Fight Fate. "I'll Be Your Shelter" became a Top Ten single in 1990.After her mother's death, Troccoli returned to the Reunion Records label in 1991 for her secular album debut, Pure Attraction, whose lead single, "Everything Changes", Warren had written and composed for Taylor Dayne. Dayne had turned the selection down, however, and Joe Galante, then president of RCA Records, through which Reunion releases were distributed, offered it to Troccoli, who recalled: "He played it, and I knew I could own it. This was something I wanted to say." Peaking at No. 14 on the Hot 100 in Billboard, "Everything Changes" also charted on the magazine's Adult Contemporary chart reaching No. 6. "Help Myself To You" became Troccoli's first No. 1 hit in her ten-year career, and began a string of GMA Music Awards nominations, including numerous attempts at Female Vocalist.
Numerous hit songs came afterwards, including 1994's "My Life is in Your Hands", jointly written and composed with Bill Montvilo, which defined her career and inspired the devotional book of the same title, written in 1997, and 1995's "Go Light Your World", which began the rise of writer Chris Rice and was used for charity efforts that year.
In 1996, Troccoli was featured on the Beach Boys's now out-of-print album Stars and Stripes Vol. 1, singing lead vocals on a cover of their 1969 song "I Can Hear Music", itself a cover of a Phil Spector song. The Beach Boys sing on the track as well, providing harmonies and backing vocals.

Media appearances


Over the years, Kathy has appeared on The Tonight Show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The 700 Club, Entertainment Tonight, among others. She also appeared on Focus on the Family's video for teens, Sex, Lies, & The Truth. She has also been a regular co-host of the TV show "Red Letter Christians" with Tony Campolo. In 2010, she co-hosted a one-hour television program called The Mark and Kathy Show with Mark Lowry, on The Inspiration Network (later called INSP).

Discography


1982: Stubborn Love
1984: Heart and Soul
1986: Images
1988: Portfolio
1991: Pure Attraction
1994: Kathy Troccoli
1995: Sounds of Heaven
1997: Love and Mercy
1998: Corner of Eden
1999: Together (with Sandi Patty)
1999: Sentimental Christmas
2000: Love Has a Name
2002: The Heart of Me
2003: Greatest Hits
2004: K.T.'s Groovin' Medleys (kids album)
2005: Draw Me Close: Songs of Worship
2005: Comfort
2006: The Story of Love
2008: Hope's Alive
2010: Heartsongs (covers album)
2011: Christmas Songs
2012: 30 Years/Songs: The Kathy Troccoli Collection
2013: Worshipsongs: 'Tis So Sweet
2015: Better Days

Singles


1983: "Stubborn Love"
1984: "I Belong to You"
1985: "Holy Holy"
1986: "Talk It Out"
1987: "All the World Should Know" (with Glad)
1992: "Love was Never Meant to Die"
1992: "Help Myself to You"
1991: "Everything Changes "
1992: "You've Got A Way "
1994: "Tell Me Where It Hurts"
1994: "If I'm Not in Love "
1994: "Mission of Love "
1994: "My Life Is in Your Hands "
1995: "Never My Love "
1995: "Go Light Your World "
1995: "Love One Another "
1996: "He'll Never Leave Me "
1996: "I Call Him Love "
1996: "A Baby's Prayer"

GMA Dove Awards


1998: Inspirational Recorded Song, "A Baby's Prayer" (Two awards: one as artist, the other as writer, shared with co-writer Scott Brasher)
1999: Inspirational Album of the Year, Corner of Eden

Books


1997: My Life Is in Your Hands
1999: Different Roads
2002: Am I Not Still God?
2002: Hope for a Woman's Heart
2005: A Love That Won't Walk Away
2005: Seven Celebrations for the Soul
2006: Live Like You Mean It: Engaging in a Life of Passion, Romance, and Adventure

With Dee Brestin


2001: Falling in Love with Jesus (hardback Bible study)
2003: The Colors of His Love (hardback Bible study, softcover version titled Living in Love with Jesus)
2004: Forever in Love with Jesus (Bible study)
2019: S.P.A.R.K.S. — to ignite your soul (A Devotional)

References

Troccoli, Kathy (2002). Am I Not Still God?. Nashville, Tennessee: W Pupblishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-1709-3.

External links


Official website

Go Light Your World - Carry Your Candle Go Light Your World - Carry Your Candle - Kathy Troccoli

Help Myself To You Help Myself To You - Kathy Troccoli

Fallin' Fallin' - Kathy Troccoli

Stubborn Love Stubborn Love - Kathy Troccoli

You're Still Here You're Still Here - Kathy Troccoli

He Will Make A Way He Will Make A Way - Kathy Troccoli

Takin' A Chance Takin' A Chance - Kathy Troccoli

Lord I Need You Now Lord I Need You Now - Kathy Troccoli

Can't Get You Out Of My Heart Can't Get You Out Of My Heart - Kathy Troccoli

White Christmas White Christmas - Kathy Troccoli

You've Got A Friend You've Got A Friend - Kathy Troccoli

Fill Me Up Fill Me Up - Kathy Troccoli

All of My Life All of My Life - Kathy Troccoli

Wonderful Merciful Savior Wonderful Merciful Savior - Kathy Troccoli

If Only If Only - Kathy Troccoli

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - Kathy Troccoli

You And I You And I - Kathy Troccoli

Dancing Me Through This Life Dancing Me Through This Life - Kathy Troccoli

O Little Town of Bethlehem - Away In A Manger O Little Town of Bethlehem - Away In A Manger - Kathy Troccoli

In The Shelter of Your Wings In The Shelter of Your Wings - Kathy Troccoli

There Is A Redeemer There Is A Redeemer - Kathy Troccoli

There's Still Time There's Still Time - Kathy Troccoli

He Will Shelter You He Will Shelter You - Kathy Troccoli

Break My Heart Break My Heart - Kathy Troccoli

Love Has Found Me Here Love Has Found Me Here - Kathy Troccoli

When I Look At You When I Look At You - Kathy Troccoli

In His Care In His Care - Kathy Troccoli

He'll Never Leave Me He'll Never Leave Me - Kathy Troccoli

Love Was Never Meant To Die Love Was Never Meant To Die - Kathy Troccoli

Just You Just You - Kathy Troccoli

Everything Changes Everything Changes - Kathy Troccoli

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year - Kathy Troccoli

Only Love Can Know Only Love Can Know - Kathy Troccoli

All Is Well All Is Well - Kathy Troccoli

You're Still God You're Still God - Kathy Troccoli

Just Like You Just Like You - Kathy Troccoli

Love Has A Name Love Has A Name - Kathy Troccoli

Help Me, God Help Me, God - Kathy Troccoli

I Call Him Love I Call Him Love - Kathy Troccoli

Once In A Lifetime Love Once In A Lifetime Love - Kathy Troccoli

Open My Eyes Open My Eyes - Kathy Troccoli

Water Into Wine Water Into Wine - Kathy Troccoli

He Touched Me He Touched Me - Kathy Troccoli

I Want To Know What Love Is I Want To Know What Love Is - Kathy Troccoli

Your Grace Your Grace - Kathy Troccoli

All I Must Do All I Must Do - Kathy Troccoli

Never My Love Never My Love - Kathy Troccoli

I Believe In You, Lord I Believe In You, Lord - Kathy Troccoli

Missing You Missing You - Kathy Troccoli

That's How Much I Love You That's How Much I Love You - Kathy Troccoli

Island of Love Island of Love - Kathy Troccoli

You Are Holy, Lord (With Holy, Holy, Holy) You Are Holy, Lord (With Holy, Holy, Holy) - Kathy Troccoli

Call Out To Me Call Out To Me - Kathy Troccoli

All For The Life of Me All For The Life of Me - Kathy Troccoli

Put A Little Love in Your Heart Put A Little Love in Your Heart - Kathy Troccoli

All Glory To God All Glory To God - Kathy Troccoli

Each Moment Each Moment - Kathy Troccoli

Silent Night Silent Night - Kathy Troccoli

Goodbye For Now Goodbye For Now - Kathy Troccoli

I'm Gonna Fight For You I'm Gonna Fight For You - Kathy Troccoli

Pick Yourself Up Pick Yourself Up - Kathy Troccoli

How Would I Know How Would I Know - Kathy Troccoli

A Love That Won't Walk Away A Love That Won't Walk Away - Kathy Troccoli

Lifting My Hands Lifting My Hands - Kathy Troccoli

Hearts of Fire Hearts of Fire - Kathy Troccoli

Heaven Knows Heaven Knows - Kathy Troccoli

Glory of Love Glory of Love - Kathy Troccoli

Love Has Come Love Has Come - Kathy Troccoli

Hand In Hand Hand In Hand - Kathy Troccoli

You're All I Need To Get By You're All I Need To Get By - Kathy Troccoli

I Belong to You I Belong to You - Kathy Troccoli

Live For The Lord Live For The Lord - Kathy Troccoli

Mission of Love Mission of Love - Kathy Troccoli

Talk to Jesus Talk to Jesus - Kathy Troccoli

May I Be His Love May I Be His Love - Kathy Troccoli

His Strength Is Perfect His Strength Is Perfect - Kathy Troccoli

A Different Road A Different Road - Kathy Troccoli

God Said It God Said It - Kathy Troccoli

Psalm 34 Psalm 34 - Kathy Troccoli

O Sacred Head Now Wounded O Sacred Head Now Wounded - Kathy Troccoli

Long Distance Letter Long Distance Letter - Kathy Troccoli

1 Cor 13 1 Cor 13 - Kathy Troccoli

Fill My Heart Fill My Heart - Kathy Troccoli

Friend For Life Friend For Life - Kathy Troccoli

Mighty Lord Mighty Lord - Kathy Troccoli

We Will Know Love We Will Know Love - Kathy Troccoli

The Hard Days The Hard Days - Kathy Troccoli

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Kathy Troccoli

What Child Is This What Child Is This - Kathy Troccoli

A Baby's Prayer A Baby's Prayer - Kathy Troccoli

Parade Parade - Kathy Troccoli

Love One Another Love One Another - Kathy Troccoli

How Deep The Father's Love For Us How Deep The Father's Love For Us - Kathy Troccoli

Take Me Higher Take Me Higher - Kathy Troccoli

At Your Mercy At Your Mercy - Kathy Troccoli

I'll Be Home For Christmas I'll Be Home For Christmas - Kathy Troccoli

Morningstar Morningstar - Kathy Troccoli

Hold Me While I Sleep Hold Me While I Sleep - Kathy Troccoli

On My Way To You On My Way To You - Kathy Troccoli

Bittersweetness Bittersweetness - Kathy Troccoli

Holy, Holy Holy, Holy - Kathy Troccoli

Mercy Mercy - Kathy Troccoli

It's The Small Things It's The Small Things - Kathy Troccoli

Chance of a Lifetime Chance of a Lifetime - Kathy Troccoli

Talk it Out Talk it Out - Kathy Troccoli

You're The Heart of Me You're The Heart of Me - Kathy Troccoli

Corner of Eden Corner of Eden - Kathy Troccoli

Count On Me Count On Me - Kathy Troccoli

Hallelujahs Hallelujahs - Kathy Troccoli

My Life Is In Your Hands My Life Is In Your Hands - Kathy Troccoli

All The World Should Know All The World Should Know - Kathy Troccoli

Love of My Life Love of My Life - Kathy Troccoli

Awesome In This Place Awesome In This Place - Kathy Troccoli

There's Something About That Name There's Something About That Name - Kathy Troccoli

How Sweet It Is How Sweet It Is - Kathy Troccoli

Great Is Thy Faithfulness Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Kathy Troccoli

Draw Me Close Draw Me Close - Kathy Troccoli

Never Can Say Goodbye Never Can Say Goodbye - Kathy Troccoli

Gotta Keep Dancin' Gotta Keep Dancin' - Kathy Troccoli

Yes and Know Yes and Know - Kathy Troccoli

Only Always Only Always - Kathy Troccoli

Let It Snow Let It Snow - Kathy Troccoli

Psalm 23 Psalm 23 - Kathy Troccoli

Go Light Your World Go Light Your World - Kathy Troccoli

I Will Choose Christ I Will Choose Christ - Kathy Troccoli

Faithful To Me Faithful To Me - Kathy Troccoli

No Time For Love No Time For Love - Kathy Troccoli

Make My Life A Prayer To You Make My Life A Prayer To You - Kathy Troccoli

Take Me With You Take Me With You - Kathy Troccoli

If I'm Not In Love If I'm Not In Love - Kathy Troccoli

Ready and Willing Ready and Willing - Kathy Troccoli

I Remember / Great Is Thy Faithfulness I Remember / Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Kathy Troccoli

In A Father's Heart In A Father's Heart - Kathy Troccoli

Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland - Kathy Troccoli

I'll Be There I'll Be There - Kathy Troccoli

How Great You Are How Great You Are - Kathy Troccoli

Ever Since The Day Ever Since The Day - Kathy Troccoli

Come Just As You Are Come Just As You Are - Kathy Troccoli

Sleigh Ride Sleigh Ride - Kathy Troccoli

Tell Me Where It Hurts Tell Me Where It Hurts - Kathy Troccoli

Sounds Of Heaven Sounds Of Heaven - Kathy Troccoli

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Kathy Troccoli

Love Stays Love Stays - Kathy Troccoli

Dream On Dream On - Kathy Troccoli

The Christmas Song The Christmas Song - Kathy Troccoli

Sparrow Watcher Sparrow Watcher - Kathy Troccoli

You've Got A Way You've Got A Way - Kathy Troccoli

Don't Wanna See You Down Don't Wanna See You Down - Kathy Troccoli

It's Your Love It's Your Love - Kathy Troccoli

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Albums & Songs

  • My Savior Singing
  • Be the One
  • Romancing My Soul
  • The Legacy of You
  • Let the Good Things Grow
  • Heaven Knows
  • Finally Free
  • Blackbird
  • Eyes on Me
  • Long Distance Letter
  • Yes and No
  • Bittersweetness
  • Mighty Lord
  • Open My Eyes
  • Holy, Holy
  • Hearts of Fire
  • I Belong to You
  • Island of Love
  • I Call Him Love
  • All for the Life of Me
  • That's How Much I Love You
  • Love Has a Name
  • Live for the Lord
  • Talk to Jesus
  • When I Look at You
  • Break My Heart
  • Psalm 34
  • Psalm 23
  • How Would I Know
  • He Will Make a Way
  • Parade
  • Faithful to Me
  • Go Light Your World
  • I Belong to You
  • Everything Changes
  • I Will Choose Christ
  • A Love That Won't Walk Away
  • A Different Road
  • Stubborn Love
  • Hallelujahs
  • 1 Cor. 13
  • May I Be His Love
  • You're Still Here
  • Goodbye for Now
  • Help Me, God
  • Love Was Never Meant to Die
  • Holy, Holy
  • My Life Is in Your Hands
  • I Wait
  • Three More Words
  • Help Myself to You
  • Apology
  • I Can Do All Things
  • If I Only Had His Heart
  • A Life of Love
  • You're the One
  • Hallowed
  • Only Love
  • Come Just as You Are
  • Awesome in This Place
  • You Are Holy, Lord with Holy, Holy, Holy
  • There Is a Redeemer
  • There's Something About That Name
  • He Touched Me
  • Wonderful Merciful Savior
  • How Deep the Father's Love for Us
  • O Sacred Head Now Wounded
  • Draw Me Close
  • How Great You Are
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • Knowing You
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
  • His Strength Is Perfect
  • My Life Is in Your Hands
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow (feat. Bob Krogstad, Phil Polermo, Mike Strauss, Steve Potts, Steve Hanna & Orchestra Indianapolis)
  • It Is Well With My Soul
  • God Will Make a Way
  • I Surrender All
  • Breathe
  • The Steadfast Love of the Lord
  • I Need Thee Every Hour
  • How Great Thou Art
  • 'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Jesus Paid It All
  • Because He Lives
  • As the Deer
  • I Love You, Lord
  • My Jesus I Love Thee
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Home for the Holidays
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • O Come All Ye Faithul / Joy to the World / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Medley)
  • Grown-Up Christmas List
  • The Christmas Waltz
  • Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)
  • Missing You This Christmas
  • My Favorite Things
  • Welcome to Our World
  • O Holy Night
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Dance With Me
  • Never Can Say Goodbye
  • Feelin' Groovy
  • It Might Be You
  • Let's Stay Together
  • Overjoyed
  • In My Life
  • Your Song
  • Up On the Roof
  • I Won't Last a Day Without You
  • I'll Have to Say I Love You In a Song
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • Dancing Me Through This Life
  • Talk to Jesus
  • 1 Cor. 13
  • Make My Life a Prayer to You
  • Lifting My Hands
  • Psalm 34
  • Mercy
  • Friend for Life
  • The Glory of Love
  • That's How Much I Love You
  • Morningstar
  • In the Shelter of Your Wings
  • Help Me, God
  • I Believe in You, Lord
  • Water into Wine
  • Goodbye for Now
  • How Would I Know
  • Your Grace
  • When I Look at You
  • You're Still Here
  • That's How Much I Love You
  • Morningstar
  • You've Got a Friend
  • In the Shelter of Your Wings
  • Help Me, God
  • I Believe In You, Lord
  • Water Into Wine
  • Goodbye for Now
  • How Would I Know
  • Your Grace
  • When I Look At You
  • You're Still Here
  • I Will Choose Christ
  • That's How Much I Love You
  • Go Light Your World
  • Sounds of Heaven
  • Hallelujahs
  • I'm Gonna Fight for You
  • Each Moment
  • Fill My Heart
  • May I Be His Love
  • Missing You
  • A Different Road
  • At Your Mercy
  • He Will Make a Way
  • Psalm 23
  • Goodbye for Now
  • We Will Know Love
  • Fill Me Up
  • Corner of Eden
  • When I Look at You
  • Take Me With You
  • Holy,
  • Go Light Your World
  • Sounds of Heaven
  • You're the Heart of Me
  • Stubborn Love
  • Psalm Twenty-Three
  • Help Myself to You
  • Everything Changes
  • A Different Road
  • Mission of Love
  • I Will Choose Christ
  • Love Has a Name
  • I Call Him Love
  • My Life Is In Your Hands
  • Everything Changes
  • Help Myself to You
  • Love Has Found Me Here
  • You've Got a Way
  • You're Still Here
  • Love Was Never Meant to Die
  • The Hard Days
  • Can't Get You out of My Heart
  • Only Love Can Know
  • You and I
  • Parade
  • All Is Well
  • On My Way to You
  • Live for the Lord
  • Break My Heart
  • God Said It
  • Hold Me While I Sleep
  • Count on Me
  • I Want to Know What Love Is
  • Love Has a Name
  • White Christmas
  • It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (feat. Andy Williams)
  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Away In A Manger (feat. Andy Williams)
  • Only Always
  • Winter Wonderland
  • What Child Is This
  • Let It Snow
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • The Christmas Song
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Silent Night
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Together (Wherever We Go)
  • The Last Day
  • Embraceable You
  • A Foggy Day
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Summertime
  • You Made Me Love You
  • I Remember
  • They Can't Take That Away from Me
  • The Trolley Song
  • The Man I Love
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again
  • I Call Him Love
  • Water Into Wine
  • Love One Another
  • How Would I Know
  • A Baby's Prayer
  • He'll Never Leave Me
  • All Glory to God
  • Faithful to Me
  • Call Out to Me
  • Help Me God
  • Take Me Higher
  • You're the Heart of Me
  • All for the Life of Me
  • Ever Since the Day
  • Love Has Come
  • A Love That Won't Walk Away
  • Heaven Knows
  • He Will Shelter You
  • Just Like You
  • You're Still God
  • Take Me Higher
  • You're the Heart of Me
  • All for the Life of Me
  • Ever Since the Day
  • Love Has Come
  • A Love That Won't Walk Away
  • Heaven Knows
  • He Will Shelter You
  • Just Like You
  • You're Still God
  • You're All I Need to Get By
  • Hand In Hand
  • All I Must Do
  • Stubborn Love
  • Lord I Need You Now
  • There's Still Time
  • Once In a Lifetime Love
  • It's the Small Things
  • It's Your Love
  • Love of My Life
  • Just You
  • Tell Me Where It Hurts
  • If I'm Not In Love
  • I'll Be There (For You)
  • All of My Life
  • Takin' a Chance
  • Mission of Love
  • Never My Love
  • Fallin'
  • My Life Is In Your Hands