1st review of my new music...Oermann loves it! In 1988...not so much.

1st review of my new music...Oermann loves it! In 1988...not so much.

Check it out! From the legendary Robert Oermann at Music Row Mag!


DisClaimer: Blake Shelton, Lari White Offer Top New Tracks

Robert K. Oermann • February 9, 2017 •


LARI WHITE/Moonshine
Writers: Tom Bukovac/Lari White; Publishers: SWG, BMI; Producer: Lari White; Skinny WhiteGirl Music (track)
– Lari’s first new collection in 13 years is a double CD titled Old Friends / New Loves. One disc contains imaginative reinterpretations of her 1990s hits (”Now I Know,” “That’s My Baby,” “Lead Me Not,” “That’s How You Know,” etc.). The New Loves disc showcases her new songwriting accomplishments, including this moody, multi-tracked, swampy delight. Haunting, compelling and completely captivating. The album drops tomorrow. Get it.


I'm stoked to have Bob's blessing on this new project. He's a legendary music critic and historian who's been a tastemaker in Music City since before Garth sang demos. Made all the sweeter by the memory of his first review of my music, waaaaaaay back in 1988. Back when Nashville still felt like a small southern town, when selling 100,000 country albums was an industry home run, when no one went downtown after dark unless they needed to score some weed.

I'd won the Nashville Network's talent show, You Can Be A Star, and with it a single release on Capitol Records. My BIG BREAK, certain to make me a superstar overnight! I wrote "Flying Above The Rain" with veteran hit writer and studio singer Lisa Silver, a song for my dear mom, fighting for her life against cancer at 46 years old. It was a song about struggling through storms of fear and doubt into the peace of faith and hope - flying above the rain - and it made my mom cry every time she heard it. Capitol's powerhouse PR got it to all the major critics and Bob's review was the first published, front page of Music Row Magazine. His one-word opinion packed a powerful punch:


Yeah, it smarted. I sent him a little note saying, "Thanks for the review, Mr. Oermann. I hope you develop a sweet tooth." I don't know if he ever got it.

Flash forward a quarter century, past gold records and hit songs and sold-out crowds, and here's the thing: you never stop needing someone to say "Hey, I really like your music!" All the success in the world becomes water under the bridge of a new song, and you only get to cross that next bridge if someone is walking beside you, singing along.

So thanks for the bon mot, Bob, and thanks to all of you who keep crossing these bridges with me. XOX Lari



Collector's Edition Old Friends, New Loves...a handful left for my truest fans!

Collector's Edition Old Friends, New Loves...a handful left for my truest fans!

On February 10, Old Friends, New Loves will become available digitally on iTunes and Amazon, but my TRUEST fans will know this secret: that the Collector's Edition, a special, limited-run autographed, numbered double EP package, is ONLY available here at lariwhite.com. It's been good for my artists' soul to recreate old hits like Lead Me Not and Now I Know with dear old friend guests like Suzy Bogguss and Lee Roy Parnell. And the eclectic collection of songs I've written over the last several years is finally seeing the light of day on New Loves, songs like Champagne, featuring Victor Wooten and Moonshine with Sarah Buxton. I've. been back on the road on what I'm calling "The Nekkid Tour," playing intimate singer/songwriter rooms and beautiful house concerts, just me and my shiny red keyboard, reconnecting with friends and fans, swapping stories and laughing a lot.

When these few Collector's Edition packages are all sold, that's it - we won't make any more. I love how quickly and easily music can be accessed in this new digital age, but I'm still an old-school music fan, I like the physical copy, the feel of the package in my hands, the joy of studying the photos up close and poring over every credit and thank you. Brilliant young photographer Andrea Behrends shot these pics right here at my home, The Holler, outside of Nashville, and it's a beautiful capture of the spirit of this project, very personal, intimate, and stripped down to the essence. I hope you love it as much as I've enjoyed making it!