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Lari White

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Born 13th May 1965, and raised in Dunedin, FL, Lari White began performing when she was a child, singing in a gospel group with her parents and brother. The group, called the White Family Singers, sang at local church and community gathering. After a while, the children began working pop music into the act, most notably Elvis Presley. As a teenager, Lari sang show tunes at talent contests and sang with a local rock & roll band. She earned a scholarship to the University of Miami, where she studied vocals and music engineering. After a while, she began writing her own songs, singing in local clubs at night and taking professional singing jobs. Upon graduating from college, she travelled around the United States, looking at various local music scenes. In 1988, she decided to move to Nashville and try to become a professional.

Later in 1988, she appeared on the Nashville Network’s You Can Be a Star and won the first prize. The award led to a record contract with Capitol. Before the end of the year, she had released a single on Capitol, “Flying Above the Rain,” which became a regional hit in the South but failed to break into the big time. Later that same year, she joined Ronnie Milsap’s publishing house and began taking acting lessons. For the next few years, White continued in this vein, choosing to hone her talent, sing in local dinner theaters and wait for another break. That break arrived in 1991, after an ASCAP showcase revived interest in her talents.

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  • Daneyko

    Where is 'Wishes'? That great song from the 'Big Eden' soundtrack?

    27 May 6:39pm Reply
  • bicknor

    Great little songstress.......... especially on ' Bare ' and ' Now I know ' ...........

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • cbecrad

    Wow. Such a sad, low amount of plays :(. She has so many great songs!

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    If one beautiful singer fits the word "underrated" it might be Lari. She is a huge talent... Too sad Nashville never gave her a real chance...

    26 Sep 2009 Reply
  • traveler5

    I've connected Lari White to the group UDERRATED (Seriously Underrated Female Vocalists/Singer Songwriters). Please check it out.

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • AnweshaGhosh

    Love her song Now I know.. the lady is beautiful with a lovely voice :)

    1 Apr 2008 Reply

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