Country music artist, producer, actress and songwriter Lari White will be remembered and honored this month. A special celebration of her life scheduled for Feb. 12 in Tennessee. the event will be held on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Christ Church, located at 15354 Old Hickory Blvd in Nashville. White passed away on Tuesday, January 23, at the age of 52, after a brief battle with cancer.
She first came to public attention in 1988 after winning a TV competition called You Can Be a Star. She was signed to RCA Records where she recorded hit songs such as "That's My Baby," "Now I Know," and "That's How You Know (When You're in Love)." White's career continued after her initial success to encompass production work for other artists, including Billy Dean and Toby Keith. White made history as the first female producer to produce an album by a male country superstar when she co-produced Keith's White Trash With Money album in 2006.
White is also known for his faith and her involvement in Christian music. In 1996, and then again in 1998, White became a Grammy winner for her contributions to "Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel" and "Amazing Grace 2." She won a third Grammy in 1999 for her involvement on the soundtrack for the movie "The Apostle," which featured June Carter Cash and Billy Joe Shaver. Lari performed the traditional hymn "There is Power in the Blood" for the collection.
In one of the most recent posts on the Caring Bridge page, White's mother wrote, "There is so much I could say about Lari, but multitudes of you have said it already. God gave us a very special gift when he sent this incredible baby to a young, inexperienced ... and frightened ... couple ... But in spite of this, we loved her with all our hearts. From the beginning, we knew that she was 'something else' ... wise and funny, intelligent and super-talented ... so loving, kind and compassionate ... with a heart as big as all of heaven. I have never known a person who did not love her and respect her, as evidenced by the great outpouring of love and concern of so many people. Every role she has played in life has been superb, and most of all, her role as mother. We are blessed to be her family. [Husband] Chuck [Cannon] and their three children are blessed to have her as wife and mother. Thank you, God, for Lari!"