Christian singer Larnelle Harris, guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy, the Winans and the Statler Brothers are being inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Larnelle Harris is one of my favorite voices of all time. I blogged about Larnelle previously:
"I've loved Larnelle Harris I first 'discovered' him back in 1978.
My husband and I were students at BBC Springfield, looking for something to do on a date night, when I found out that Larnelle would be singing at an Assemblies of God meeting at the Hammons Center. I had heard Larnelle on the radio station where I worked, KWFC.
Well, we were blown away. I went out the next day and bought a Larnelle 8-track (people, this was 1978), and I've been a fan ever since...
(About the song, 'Were it Not for Grace':)Larnelle's voice is at its most beautiful and appealing here--imbuing each syllable with meaning and feeling; varying each nuanced note with quiet contemplation or soaring joy. It helps that the song is pretty much stripped down to little more than a piano accompaniment, allowing Larnelle's voice to be the featured instrument..an instrument that takes poignant lyrics and renders them powerful.
Go here to hear Larnelle sing "Friends in High Places."
Phil Keaggy reminds me of my early days here at 101QFL..I remember a lovely song we used to play of his called "Let Everything Else Go," and there's his poignant pro-life song, "Who will speak up for the little ones?"
And the Winans...their harmonies are unparalleled. I love, among others, "The Question Is," and "Tomorrow."