Years before 1991's "Everything Changes" hit the pop charts, this adult contemporary vocalist took her first step towards crossover success with an album about heartbreak, loss & determination.
I love her voice and I love your discussion of voice, and the way the industry tried to control and define and curtail the power of so many maverick voices, the courage it takes to have a voice.
Yessssss Kathy Troccoli! I actually just picked up the vinyl of Stubborn Love at a thrift store a couple weeks ago. I hadn’t realized until digging into some of the early years just how important and successful she had been. I never liked listening to her because my mom liked her and she just seemed more adult contemporary - but I did see her in concert with Mark Lowry 😂
This was really great, especially the Musicline and the Lundy quote - I’m focusing mostly on the 90s, and after they make that switch in the 80s, but I have wondered exactly why that happened. Interesting too because that’s the time when CCM mag also branched out to cover more than music and had a really strong reaction from readers which made them go back to just music, and just Christian music. I’ve also seen people say that the downfall of the tv preachers is what opened up the church to being willing to accept Christian music, and I wonder if that played into it too