(Photo :Kathy Troccoli)

Other Than Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, Troccoli was one of the few Christian artists from the 90s who was able to cross-pollinate into the secular side of music.  In a time when pop music was nurturing its ménage of roof-hitting divas (such as Whitney Houston, Taylor Dayne and Mariah Carey), Troccoli certainly finds much to akin with.  Like many of her diva sororities, Troccoli has pipes that could easily win her the crown on American Idol.  Yet, she is not all about volume and range.  Within her richly textured alto she shows her variegated arrays of emotions through her disciplined use of restraint and expression.  As a result, Troccoli zoomed right into the top echelon of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the Diane Warren penned “Everything Changes.”  This was followed by her first Christian number one hit “Help Myself to You.”  Other notable hit songs such as “My Life is in Your Hands,” “Go Light Your World” and “I Call Him Love” quickly followed.

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