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Kathy Troccoli (born Kathleen Colleen Troccoli - 24 June 1958 - Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a contemporary Christian singer, author, and speaker.Read More...
Nalle assisted Troccoli in her career, helping the young artist record demos which would be given to Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell (Amy Grant's brother-in-law), who formed the Reunion label to start her career in 1982 with Stubborn Love, A second album, Heart and Soul, was released in 1984 and gave her first Grammy nomination a year later, followed by Images in 1986. Troccoli also provided backing vocal for Taylor Dayne's song "I'll Be Your Shelter" in 1989/1990.
Miss Troccoli moved at age three and was raised in the East Islip community in Long Island, and graduated from East Islip High School, where as a senior, fellow classmates included fellow CCM artist Margaret Becker (a junior) and three-sport star Norman Esiason, Jr, a freshman. At 15, she lost her father to colon cancer. She also lost her mother to breast cancer in 1991, shortly before her album, Pure Attraction, hit the shelves with her number one mainstream hit, "Everything Changes". Before this album came out, she had taken a five year break from the music world to do some "soul searching" and deal with her bulimia.
After her mother's death, she paired with Reunion again in 1991 with Pure Attraction, which launched her on the national charts was "Everything Changes." But ironically, it was "Help Myself To You" which became her first #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", a song written with Bill Montvilo which defined her career, and inspired the eponymous devotional book, written in 1997, and 1995's "Go Light Your World," which gave us the rise of writer Chris Rice, and was used for charity efforts that year.
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- LyricsWell You came in my life like a ray of light
Shining through the clouds in my heart
I just looked at You and the world was new
It was right, right from the start
You came to me with a love so sweet
- LyricsThere is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home
So carry your candle, run to the darkness
- LyricsSome called him a prophet
Some called him a saint
Some couldn't believe their eyes
Or the words he had to say
Some called him crazy
- LyricsI know that you're discouraged
But you're not alone
There is absolutely no situation
Out of His control
One door may close
- LyricsWhy is that sad look in your eyes
Why are you crying?
Tell me now, tell me now
Tell me, why you're feelin' this way
I hate to see you so down, oh baby!
- If I'm Not In Love - 3,500 plays
- That's How Much I Love You - 2,841 plays
- My Life Is In Your Hands - 3,105 plays
- Only Always - 2,323 plays
- A Different Road - 2,330 plays