Larnelle Harris Honored with Heritage Award
Hall of Fame vocalist Larnelle Harris was honored with a Heritage Award from the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) at their 83rdannual convention in Harris’ hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Harris says it was a humbling experience.
“The NCGCC has a long and storied history,” said Harris. “I was most grateful for the recognition, and privileged to be part of their event.”
Harris is the only person in history to be a member of three distinct Hall of Fame organizations: the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. In addition to his five Grammy Awards and 11 Dove Awards, including being named Male Vocalist of the Year three times by the gospel music industry, Harris has garnered nineteen #1 national radio singles and countless top 10 hits. Songs such as “How Excellent Is Thy Name,” “I Miss My Time with You,” and his signature song, “Amen,” are now considered modern Christian music classics.
From the White House to the 38th Parallel, Harris has impacted audiences across the globe with his music. He was the first gospel artist to perform inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union. He is one of a handful of celebrities to receive the Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service in recognition of his song “Mighty Spirit” as the theme song for the longest-running Public Service Announcement in television history. Harris was recently honored by his home state of Kentucky with the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts.
Married to wife Cynthia (a.k.a. Mitzy) for over 44 years, Harris continues to tour worldwide, recently performing at the National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C., New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as in Paris, France. In addition to his numerous solo dates, Harris also travels with various multi-artist tours. For more information, visit www.Larnelle.com.
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