MUSIC: "secular"-to-CCM: Tonio K?

Has anyone else heard of this guy? I remember him quite well from college radio/alt-radio, but didn’t know he’s Christian now:

Musically, he reminds me a lot of the unfairly-unknown Jules Shear (who wrote the Bangles song “If She Knew What She Wants”).

Katy Perry did just the opposite route route (her first album was a CCM album recorded as Katy Hudson), but I’m curious: Is there anyone else who did “secular”-to-CCM? Does MXPX count? I don’t hear much about them anymore.

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