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In Remembrance: Lari White (1965-2018)

This one hurts. Lari White has passed away at the age of 52. She had been fighting a battle with cancer (which became public on January 11) and entered hospice last Friday. She collected a string of hits in the mid-to-late 1990s and had a small but significant role in the 2000 Tom Hanks film Cast Away. White teamed with Toby Keith to produce his 2006 album White Trash With Money. She was married to noted songwriter Chuck Cannon.

One of my favorite tunes of hers, “Now I Know,” was also her biggest hit, peaking at #5 in 1994:

Another favorite of mine is her duet with Travis Tritt, “Helping Me Get Over You.” The song, which appeared on his The Restless Kind album, was written by the pair. It peaked at #18 in 1997:

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