“My dad was a bootlegger. Believe it or not, bootleggers go to church. Drug dealers and cartel kingpins go to church. That doesn’t make them Christians. Mom was praying Dad into the faith…praying for a change in his life and a change in ours…”
The majestic tenor voice of Larnelle Harris has helped define a generation of contemporary Christian music. Most people know about Larnelle’s notable successes – his Grammy Awards, his Hall of Fame inductions, his #1 hit songs – but no one has heard the true story of how a little boy from the hills of Kentucky made his way to music’s most acclaimed stages and venues.
His journey -- from the son of a bootlegger to being the first gospel artist to sing inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union – is chronicled for the first time in this heart-felt memoir. From watching his father handcuffed and taken to jail to battling racial tensions to losing his voice and not knowing if he would ever sing again, Larnelle shares the most painful and triumphant moments of his childhood and career. And behind it all, is the faith and perseverance of a boy soprano who kept singing for God in spite of his circumstances.
Morgan James Faith