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    Lari White

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Something Blue lyrics
    2Groove With Me Baby lyrics
    3Lead Me Not lyrics
    4Spread the Word lyrics
    5Do It Again lyrics
    6This Is Love lyrics
    7You Can't Go Home Again (Flies On The Butter) lyrics
    8Always and Forever lyrics
    9The Test lyrics
    10Anything Goes lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1The Best Of Lari White [RCA] [1997]
    2Stepping Stone [Lyric Street Records] [1998]
    3Lead Me Not [RCA] [1993]
    4Green Eyed Soul [Mesmerizing Records] UK vers. [2004]
    5Green Eyed Soul [Skinny White Girl] U.S. vers. [2004]
    6Don't Fence Me In [RCA] [1996]
    7Wishes [BMG Special Products] [1994]


    Most contestants on televised talent shows never are able to forge
    a lasting career, but Lari White is the exception that proves the rule.
    After winning on the Nashville Network's You Can Be A Star, White
    went on to become one of the most popular female new country
    singers of the mid-'90s, breaking through into the big time in 1994.

    Born 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. Following the showcase,
    Rodney Crowell asked her to sing backup vocals in his live band.
    In 1992, White signed a record contract with RCA and Crowell
    produced her debut album, Lead Me Not, which was released the
    following year.

    Lead Me Not received strong reviews and produced three minor
    hit singles: "What a Woman Wants," "Lead Me Not," and "Lay
    Around and Love You." Wishes, White's second album, became
    her breakthrough release, producing the Top Ten singles "That's
    My Baby," "Now I Know," and "That's How You Know (When You're
    in Love)." Don't Fence Me In, White's third album, wasn't quite
    as successful as its predecessor, but it continued her success.
    Stepping Stone followed in 1998. In 2004, after a lenghty hiatus
    that found the artist building her own home studio, White
    released the self-produced Green Eyed Soul on the UK based
    Mesmerizing Records.

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