Kathy Troccoli is an award-winning singer, songwriter, speaker and author of several books including Am I Not Still God, Live Like You Mean It and the bestselling Falling in Love with Jesus series, coauthored with Dee Brestin topping over a quarter of a million sales. Kathy has garnered numerous accolades with record sales reaching two million units. She has enjoyed 17 number-one radio hits, 19 Dove Award nominations, two Dove Awards, and three Grammy nominations, including her 2003 release, The Heart of Me. A highly sought-after conference speaker and singer, Kathy has ministered to 250,000 women each year at Women of Faith and various other national conferences. She was selected in 2003 by the readers of Today’s Christian Woman magazine as one of the “Most Influential Christian Women in America.”
“What a sweet time of life this is,” says Kathy. “It is amazing how God uses the years and the pain we go through to bring comfort to others.” And she is one who certainly knows. Having struggled with depression and bulimia, and the loss of her parents, Kathy conveys a powerful message of hope wherever she goes. “God uses our stories of redemption to breathe hope and courage into the lives of others. We all need to be reminded that a resurrected God is in control and that He still works miracles.”
In 1982, contemporary pop was taking center stage in Christian music, and after shopping for a record deal, the founders of Reunion Records decided to create their own record label to launch the musical career of an Italian girl from New York -- Kathy Troccoli. That initial record became the fastest selling debut album from any female artist in the history of Christian music at that time and included her first big hit, “Stubborn Love.”
In addition to her success in Christian music, Kathy made quite an impact in mainstream as well, scoring a top five pop hit with “Everything Changes” and even a top 10 single with the Beach Boys, entitled “I Can Hear Music.”
Kathy has come a long way since her musical debut, but her passion for sharing the Gospel and her life lessons through music has not waned a bit. She is celebrating 25 years of music and ministry. Kathy has 19 recordings to her credit, four of which she produced on her own label KT Records — her newest being Comfort in 2005 and The Story of Love in 2006.
“So many years were spent working and reaching and climbing. I was trying to find my place in the music world. But God has His perfect timing and a unique road opened up for me in the last several years.”
That road has led toward a vibrant ministry to women. Her effective communication style, funny stories, and passionate music have blessed vast audiences. A new era was beginning as she became sought after as a speaker in addition to her musical acumen. She had more to say than could be communicated in a four-minute song. Portions of her concerts contain very specific times of the heartfelt sharing of deep insights. Kathy is intelligent, funny, and raw. She bears scars that have produced a powerful and insightful communicator.
Kathy Troccoli holds a combination that is unique in the music and publishing fields. It is the diverse talents and circumstances in Kathy’s life that make this possible. She has allowed both the successes and trials to mold her over the years, equipping her for a multi-faceted career.
She continues to travel the world speaking and singing of God’s life and love. She partners with Life Outreach International and has had the joy of co-laboring in projects in Africa and India, which serve the poor. Kathy has never been more fulfilled than she is now. “I am exactly where I am supposed to be. There is such freedom in that. Now I truly understand that my singing is just a part of what God has created me to do.” And what is that? “Encouraging, motivating, and inspiring. What a privilege.”
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