A ‘Celebration of Life’ Announced for the Late Lari White
The late Lari White will be remembered and honored this month, with a special celebration of her life scheduled for Feb. 12 in Tennessee.
According to Music Row, 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. RCA released her debut album, Lead Me Not, in 1993, but it wasn't until her 1994 sophomore album, Wishes, that White broke through to the country music mainstream. She scored three Top 10 hits from that album with "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 also pursued an acting career, appearing in films including Castaway in 2000 and Country Strong in 2010.
White revealed her diagnosis of advanced peritoneal cancer in November 2017 via a post to the ArtistsBlog website, and on Jan. 19 her mother announced she had entered hospice care. She is surivived by her husband, songwriter Chuck Cannon, and their three children.
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