Nashville, TN -The new documentary and live concert television special featuring Hall of Fame vocalist Larnelle Harris is premiering this week at various times on TBN, the largest religious television network in the world. The 90-minute special features a short documentary on Harris as well as a live concert filmed earlier this year in Nashville, Tennessee. The concert features Harris along with guests Sandi Patty, Steve Green and Steve Amerson. Harris and Patty are debuting their new duet entitled “Then Came the Morning” on the show. The duo’s previous two duets, “More than Wonderful” and “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” both won Grammy Awards. Harris is also joined by Green and Amerson in a special “Three Tenors” performance segment.
The television show will also be available as a dvd and cd entitled “Larnelle Live,” with pre-orders being offered to consumers on the website www.LarnelleLive.com. Plans are also in the works to distribute the dvd and cd via retail stores, the details of which will be announced at a later date. The dvd and cd feature some of Harris’ biggest radio hits as well as several new songs.
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 and eleven 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,” “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” plus many others, including his signature song, “Amen,” are now considered modern gospel 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 continues to tour worldwide, recently singing for a gathering of the United Nations Ambassadors. In addition to his numerous solo dates, Harris also travels with various tours including the Gaither Homecoming tour and the Sandi Patty & Friends tour, the latter of which CCM Magazine recently reviewed and described Harris as having a “larger-than-life stage presence with impeccable vocal prowess.” Additionally, Harris and Steve Green often tour together and Harris, Green and Amerson recently performed a “Three Tenors” concert at Carnegie Hall. Harris and Patty will join pianist Dino and the 200-voice CMI Choir for two special engagements, July 1 and 2, in St.Louis and Branson, Missouri, respectively.