Few names are as synonymous with Inspirational music as Larnelle Harris. Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Larnelle has become the epitome of talent and integrity in a career that spans over three decades. Honored with five Grammy Awards, eleven Dove Awards including being named Male Vocalist of the Year three times, a Stellar Award and numerous other accolades, Larnelle was one of the first Christian artists to cross racial barriers and build healing bridges with predominantly white churches who had never had a black singer on their platform. He has garnered nineteen #1 radio singles and countless top 10 hits, including three top 10 national Inspirational singles coming in the past 12 months alone. Songs such as "How Excellent Is Thy Name," "I Miss My Time With You," "I've Just Seen Jesus," plus many others, including his signature song, "Amen," are now considered modern classics.
From the White House to the danger zone of the 38th Parallel, Larnelle has impacted audiences across the globe with his music and ministry. He was the first Christian 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.
Married to wife Cynthia (a.k.a. Mitzy) for over 35 years, Larnelle has successfully combined the demanding lifestyle of a global music ministry with being a husband and father of two grown children. Still a sought-after vocalist for special events and ceremonies, Larnelle also continues to perform solo concerts for churches and Christian organizations worldwide each year. His latest recording entitled "I WANT TO BE A STAR" has garnered three, top 20 national radio singles, including the hit “Look At Your Hands” which went to the top 3 position. Billboard Magazine dubbed "I WANT TO BE A STAR" another gem in the crown of one of Christian music's true treasures.” In October 2007, Larnelle was inducted into the prestigious Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Wowing crowds with a voice that still soars with both soulfulness and tenderness, Larnelle continues to receive rave reviews for his performances. Often dubbed the ultimate communicator, one reviewer aptly declared: "Larnelle could sing the phone book and inspire you!"