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The name "Larnelle" is synonymous with artistic talent, creativity, and integrity.

To date, he has recorded more than 18 albums, won 5 GRAMMYS, and won 18 DOVE awards!

How do you earn so much respect in an industry that your peers nickname you THE VOICE?

Larnelle Harris - booking information You strive for excellence every day of your career, and you hold to a legendary level of integrity in all that you do. For more than three decades of recording Larnelle Harris has been awarded five GRAMMYS, 11 Dove Awards, made many TV appearances and scored dozens of #1 records. But his story is not so much facts and figures as heart and soul.  "I wouldn't even cross the street to sing a song just for it's own sake," says Larnelle.   "I want to sing songs that change people's lives."  Ask his fans, and they'll tell you he's done just that.

Larnelle Harris - booking information Possessing one of the most singular voices of his era, Larnelle's music has evolved over the years from a more traditional sound into bold, even edgy, contemporary settings without missing a beat. "I'm not locked into any one style of music," he says. "I want to write or find the greatest lyric I can, and then wrap it in the kind of music that makes it live. If that turns out to be R&B, a majestic ballad, pop or rock...that's what we do."

  Larnelle Harris - booking information  Larnelle Harris began studying piano as a young boy and sang his first solo in church at age 9. A Native of Danville, Kentucky, he received his first formal vocal training as a music major in college. Studying classical music and theory by day and earning pocket money as a drummer in local top 40 bands, he had an eclectic course of study that ran from French chansons, German lieder and Elizabethan love songs to James Brown and Ray Charles.

Gaining performance savvy during a four-year stint with the Spurrlows a popular touring gospel group brought Larnelle to the attention of the music industry and began a steady career ascent that today finds him performing across America and around the World. In recent years, Larnelle has played to hundreds of thousands of people in several foreign countries including Israel, Canada, England, Brazil, Holland, Russia, South Korea and South Africa.

"I've found such a spiritual longing among people as I've traveled the world," he says. "In South Africa we played large halls as well as going to some of the remote townships. I sang my songs and people just opened their hearts, and danced and shouted and rejoiced.  It was incredible."

"In Korea, I saw joy come over people's faces night after night. I realized that even though we speak different languages, and many miles separate us and make us feel uncertain and threatened at times, people and their needs really are not that different at heart."

Even as he continues to grow creatively and spiritually, and his reach broadens to include people from many cultures and walks of life, Larnelle says his goals have remained constant through the years. "What's left for me to do is no different that what was there when I first started," he concludes. "And that is to grow in every way I open my heart and my life to the Lord and allow Him to shave away the rough edges, and then to share that journey with my audience. I don't ever want to be satisfied...growth is what our Christian walk is all about."

Notable achievements include --

  • Featured on CNN's live broadcast of the 17th Annual Easter Service held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
  • Performed for National Caring Institute Awards ceremony at Senate Hall in Washington, DC. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was special guest speaker.
  • National Spokesman for World Vision
  • Featured on 1996 ABC Easter special, "Resurrecting Hope"
  • Featured artist as part of the history making Moscow Project sponsored by the International Bible Society and Youth For Christ. The project, which distributed 4 million Russian New Testaments, culminated in the first gospel concert ever to be held in the Kremlin, only one week following the 1991 attempted coup.
  • Featured vocalist on the title cut for the movie, "Born Again," the life story of Chuck Colson.
  • National and international television appearances including "Live With Regis & Kathy Lee," "Music City Tonight with Crook & Chase" on TNN, "700 Club," "Good Morning South Africa," "Billy Graham Crusades' World Vision TV Special," "Hour Of Prayer," "Larnelle's Christmas Special"
  • Larnelle's song, "Mighty Spirit" from his 1989 release "I Can Begin Again" was featured on the nationally televised public service announcement (PSA) for the Points of Light Foundation. Larnelle performed the song for former President and Mrs. Bush at the White House in 1992. The PSA became the longest-running of its kind in television history.
  • Featured guest on Promisekeepers Men's Conferences across the U.S.

Dove Awards include --

  • 1996   Inspirational Album of the Year
  • 1993   Inspirational Album of the Year
  • 1992   Inspirational Album of the Year
  • 1988   Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1988   Songwriter of the Year
  • 1988   Inspirational Album of the Year for "The Father Hath Provided"
  • 1986   Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1986   Inspirational Album of the Year
  • 1983   Inspirational Black Album of the Year
  • 1983   Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1981   Contemporary Black Gospel Album of the Year

Other Awards and Honors include --

  • 1991   Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service
  • 1989   Cashbox Magazine Award for Contemporary Gospel Singer of the Year for "I Can Begin Again"
  • 1988   Stellar Award, Best Solo Performance by Male Contemporary for "The Father Hath Provided"
  • 1987   Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Black Artist
  • 1986   Gospel Music News People's Choice Award for Favorite Black Artist
  • 1986   Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Black Artist
  • 1985   Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Black Artist
  • 1981   Religion In Media Award

Notable songs include -- .

  • All in Favor
  • Amen
  • Beyond All The Limits
  • Childlike Faith
  • Didn't It Rain
  • Didn't You Know
  • Everything You Are
  • He Loved Me With A Cross
  • How Excellent Is Thy Name
  • I Can Be Glad
  • I Can Begin Again
  • I Choose Joy
  • I Don't Know Why You Love Me
  • I Miss My Time With You
  • I've Just Seen Jesus
  • In It After All
  • Open Door
  • Take The Time
  • The Father Hath Provided
  • There Stands The Cost
  • Walkin' With My Lord
  • When Praise Demands A Sacrifice

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