Dove Award winning Kathy Troccoli will be hosting a national women's gathering, called Hope's Alive in Franklin Tn. The intimate gathering is set for November 7-8 at Grace Church in Franklin, Tenn. Hope's Alive hours are 7-9 p.m. Friday, and November 7, 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8. Women will also have the opportunity to enjoy Kathy's pianist and guitarist, Michelle Margiotta. She is an accomplished worship leader having served at David Wilkenson's beloved Times Square Church in New York City.
Troccoli will be singing and speaking, offering Scriptures, stories, laughter and an imaginatively presented dramatic portrayal. This powerful event, which many have described as more of an "experience", reminds all in attendance that there is reason to hope. Hope's Alive, plain and simple, blows fresh wind into the spirit of weary hearts.
Troccoli is an accomplished singer and songwriter in both the contemporary Christian and pop genres. In 1991 her album "Pure Attraction" launched her on the national charts with the single "Everything Changes," which peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Help Myself To You" became her 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.
The release of Love & Mercy in 1997 changed her career. One song, "A Baby's Prayer", written and composed after she and collaborator Scott Brasher had observed the abortion issue and Brasher's viewing of Holocaust documentaries, made her a well-sought speaker in 1998, and with the "Inspirational Song" award, she finally won her first GMA Music Award. Her 1998 release Corner of Eden resulted in an "Inspirational Album" award at the GMA Music Award in 1999, her second GMA Music Award. Her second Grammy nomination came in 2003 with her album The Heart of Me.
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