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New memoir from Hall of Fame vocalist

hits #1 on Amazon

ShapedNotesFrontCoverFINAL.jpgFor Immediate Release (Louisville, KY) — Hall of Fame vocalist and five-time Grammy winner, Larnelle Harris, has released his first memoir which became a #1 best-seller on Amazon in less than a week of its release. Co-written with Christine Schaub, critically-acclaimed author of the Music of the Heart book series, “Shaped Notes: How Ordinary People with Extraordinary Gifts Influenced my Life and Career” (Morgan James Publishing) has been given a 5-star review by CCM Magazine, Reader’s Favorite, and called “brilliant” by SAC Cultural Hub.

Harris is making several media appearances to promote the book including Life Today with James Robison, Daystar Television, Janet Mefferd Today, Bill Martinez Live, Faith Radio Network, among many others. His first book signing appearance will be Saturday, March 10 at Barnes and Noble located at 801 S. Hurstbourne Parkway in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Co-writer Christine Schaub says her initial impression of Larnelle was changed during the writing process.

“Larnelle surprised me many times while writing ‘Shaped Notes’,” says Schaub. “On stage, he seems like such a serious artist, so I was surprised by his incredible sense of humor. There were times we shed tears together over a memory, and other times we screamed laughing. What I think readers will most appreciate is that, like most people, Larnelle’s life did not take a direct path. It took many zig-zags, twists and turns. Readers will be able to relate to his story on a very personal level.”   

Harris’ career has spanned five decades, and is still going strong. This past year, he released a compilation CD featuring two new songs. The title track, “Disturb Us, Lord”, was played on over 150 stations nationwide and appeared on the Christian Music Weekly’s National Inspirational radio chart. The music video for the song recently garnered the Gold Award for Best Music Video from the Christian Family Film Festival.

In 2018, Harris will release his first Christmas musical, based on his original song “All Year Long” from his Grammy Award-winning Christmas album. The musical was co-written with Dave Clark and Nick Robertson, and will be exclusively available through Lifeway.

“There were a few tears shed through the writing process of this book,” says Harris. “Remembering all the people who have poured into my life and how they helped me was humbling. I hope what readers take away from this book is that we all have people in our lives that we can influence for the good or for the bad. And I sometimes wonder where I would have ended up had it not been for the people who came across my path and encouraged me with their words and actions.”

About Larnelle Harris:

larnellelivesolo.JPG Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Larnelle Harris has become the personification of talent and integrity in a career that spans over five decades.  He is the only person in history to be a member of three distinct hall of fame organizations: the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.  He was twice inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist and as part of the Gaither Vocal Band.  He has achieved nineteen #1 radio singles and a plethora of top 10 hits.  Harris 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. He recently performed for the National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C., at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, and sang for a gathering of U.N. Ambassadors in our nation’s capitol. Harris and his wife of 45 years, Cynthia (a.k.a. Mitzy), reside in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, visit

About Christine Schaub:

CSCHAUBSIDE_crop.jpgChristine Schaub is the author of the critically-acclaimed MUSIC OF THE HEART series, including “Finding Anna”--the story behind the writing of the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul,” and “The Longing Season”–the story behind “Amazing Grace,” with Bethany House Publishers. She won the On the Page screenwriting contest at Screenwriting Expo 2 in Los Angeles, developed four biopic teleplays for the stories behind the hymns, and published an online column for the MethodX website (Upper Room Ministries). She graduated from Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, and has received both regional and national awards in writing and design.


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Larnelle will be attending NRB on Tuesday, February 27.

To schedule an interview with Larnelle or to request a PDF or printed book, contact:
Gina Adams


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