As Kathy Troccoli herself has said, "Everything Changes," and that has been true for Kathy's career. Artist, songwriter, author, popular speaker at women's events, the list goes on. But one thing that has never changed is her heart for drawing people closer to God. Now, for the first time, Kathy's passion for worship is captured in this collection of worship songs created to deepen one's relationship with God. With light instrumentation and a meditative style Draw Me Close-Songs of Worship shows a peaceful side of worship that is perfect for private time with God.
Kathy Troccoli has a musical appeal, which crosses lines of religion, culture, and taste. The sexy-voiced alto has been a star in Christian music circles and a mainstream chart topper since the early 1980s when her first album, Stubborn Love, became the hottest selling debut effort by a woman in Christian music.
Indeed, that early strong start for Troccoli was merely a warm-up for the woman who has been a regular Dove Award nominee since the early 1990s. She has captured two of the coveted honors, one in 1998 for Inspirational Song of the Year for "A Baby's Prayer." Another followed in 1999, for Inspirational Album of the Year for Corner of Eden. In 1984 and 1986 respectively, she garnered two Grammy nominations for Heart and Soul and Images. Billboard Magazine named her a Top Twenty Adult Contemporary Artist for 1992, and called her song "Everything Changes" one of its Top 40 Adult Contemporary Songs for the same year.
Besides her album successes, Troccoli is in demand for live events. She has appeared at conferences for Women of Faith, Heritage Keepers, and Time Out for Women Only. She wowed audiences during halftime at the 1996 Fiesta Bowl and thrilled them at masses held during papal visits to New York City and Baltimore. She has visited every state in the union, plus toured in Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. Troccoli serves as a national spokeswoman for Prison Fellowship Ministries and LifeTeen Youth Organization.
Troccoli was born in Brooklyn, New York and performed for the first time when her Spanish teacher built a talent show around her fledgling skill. 'Kathy Sings King,' in which Troccoli performed a selection of Carol King songs and accompanied herself on guitar, was only a glimpse of the career to follow. Indeed, she inspired the formation of a new record company, Reunion Records, when other labels wouldn't risk their cash on her sexy, alto voice with its torch-like tones.
In the 1990s, she continued to release a series of popular Christian albums. Among them 1992's Pure Attraction, 1994's Kathy Troccoli, and Tell Me Where It Hurts, 1995's Sounds of Heaven, 1997's Love and Mercy, 1998's Corner of Eden, and 1999's A Sentimental Christmas. In 2000, she released Love Has a Name.