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Harris, Larnelle

(born: 1950) 

Born in Danville, KY, Harris attended Western Kentucky University, where he studied classical music and theory. He has performed for a number of years and received many awards; in 1984, he and Sandi Patti won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance by a duo or group for the song More Than Wonderful. He has had more than 12 number one hits and appeared in the special, More Than the Music... Live (2002), a tribute to Southern gospel music. For more see World Musicians, by C. Thompson. View image and listen to Larnell Harris - Desert of My Days on YouTube.

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NKAA Source: More than wonderful (song)
NKAA Source: More than the music... live (2002) (videorecording)
NKAA Source: World musicians

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