Double-disc EP Marks White’s First All-new Music Release in 13 Years
Kickstarter-funded Project Available for Purchase on February 10, 2017; Pre-sale Orders Available Today at iTunes
Nashville, Tenn (January 10, 2017) — Grammy® Award-winning vocalist, movie (Cast Away) and Broadway actress, published author, hit songwriter and history-making record producer, Lari White, is marking 25 years as a recording artist as she prepares to release an all new double-disc EP, Old Friends, New Loves. The project, White’s first release in 13 years, was made possible thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign. The album will be available for purchase on February 10, 2017.
“It was all my wonderful fans who contributed to a Kickstarter campaign that allowed me to make this album,” White says. “This is the first recording I’ve done where the fans are the record label. They backed the project and I reported directly to them on every little detail, giving them control room access during the whole process."
Recorded at The Holler, White’s landmark Nashville recording studio, friends and fellow stars Delbert McClinton, Suzy Bogguss, Lee Roy Parnell and other long-time collaborators from her earliest days as a country star make special guest appearances on the album. The first disc, Old Friends, is highlighted by rootsy reinventions of White’s breakout hits like “Lead Me Not,” “That’s How You Know When You’re In Love” and “That’s My Baby.” The second, New Loves, features White’s recently penned originals and favorite covers, a rich stew of Americana, soul, jazz and country songs, featuring guests Shawn Mullins and bass legend Victor Wooten.
White, a devoted wife and mother, has spent the majority of the last 10 years homeschooling her three children. She explains, “Over the last decade, I’ve been keeping my work close to the Holler primarily as a record producer. It just so happens that my 25-year anniversary coincides with the end of my homeschooling years and marks renewed freedom!"
“My fans have followed me the whole way on this crazy, creative journey,” shares White. “We love music and we love storytelling, and we don’t let ourselves be limited by rules about genre or medium or 'brand' for God’s sake. The only rule is that it’s honest. And I honestly LOVE country and jazz and soul and movies and literature and photography and any art that moves the human spirit to a good place."
“I can hardly believe I’ve been lucky enough to make music my entire life,” says White. “Sharing my music-making process is one way I can say ‘Thank YOU!’ to the fans who have made it possible for an amazing 25 years!
Old Friends, New Loves Track Listing:
Disc A / Old Friends
- That’s My Baby
- Lead Me Not
- Now I Know
- That’s How You Know
- If You Only Knew
- Eden Before The Fall
Disc B / New Loves
- Who’s To Blame
- Kisses and Wine
- Maybe It’s Love
- In God’s Hands
- Down So Low
About Lari White
Lari White crosses all creative boundaries as an award-winning recording artist, hit songwriter and producer, indie record label owner, and actress. Her music has earned three Grammys (The Apostle Soundtrack and Amazing Grace 1 and 2: A Country Tribute), and RIAA Gold (Wishes/RCA Records). Although her Nashville-based recordings garnered country radio hits and fans, her Green Eyed Soul album on her indie label, Skinny WhiteGirl Records, was hailed by the London Times as the best soul album of the year.
Lari made music history as the first female producer of a male superstar, producing Toby Keith’s platinum album White Trash with Money. Her production of Shawn Mullins' My Stupid Heart album garnered universal praise. As a songwriter, her credits include Tammy Wynette, Toby Keith, Lonestar, Danny Gokey, and Pat Green. She appeared opposite Tom Hanks in the blockbuster movie Cast Away, and has starred in films for Lifetime TV and CMT. She made her critically-acclaimed Broadway debut originating the role of June in Ring Of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Lari has sung with the NY Pops, Boston Pops, and the Atlanta and Nashville Symphonies, and recently launched her popular online Vocal Course through Artistworks.com.