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Larnelle Harris

Few names are as synonymous with inspirational Christian music as Larnelle Harris. Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Harris has enjoyed a career that spans over three decades. Before becoming a soloist, Harris toured with the gospel group The Spurlows and was a member of the Gaither Vocal Band. Honored with five Grammy Awards, 11 Dove Awards including three Male Vocalist of the Year honors, a Stellar Award and numerous other accolades, Harris has garnered 19 No. 1 radio singles and many of his songs such as “How Excellent Is Thy Name,” “I Miss My Time With You,” “I’ve Just Seen Jesus” and his signature song, “Amen,” are considered modern classics. From the White House to the danger zone of the 38th Parallel, Harris 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. Still a sought-after vocalist for special events and ceremonies, Larnelle also continues to perform 75-100 solo concerts for churches and Christian organizations worldwide each year. Wowing crowds with a voice that still soars with both soulfulness and tenderness, Harris continues to receive rave reviews for his performances.

 

Induction Year

2007

 

Voice Part

Tenor

 

Significant Songs

“I’ve Just Seen Jesus”

“Amen”

“How Excellent Is Thy Name”

 

Awards

5 Grammy Awards

11 Dove Awards

 

Video

Larnelle Harris singing “Were It Not For Grace”