Lari White has sadly lost her battle with cancer. The singer, who in November was diagnosed with advanced peritoneal cancer, passed away yesterday at the age of 52. She is survived by her songwriter husband, Chuck Cannon, as well as their two daughters, M'Kenzy and Kyra Ciel, and a son, Jaxon.
Lari released her Rodney Crowell-produced debut album “Lead Me Not” in 1993, but it was her 1994 album “Wishes” that spawned her first Top Ten hit, “That’s My Baby." That was followed by “That’s How You Know (When You’re In Love),” and “Now I Know,” which also landed in the Top Ten and the album went on to be certified Gold by the RIAA.
She also had great success as a music producer, co-producing Toby Keith’s 2006 hit album “White Trash With Money,” as well as Billy Dean’s “Let Them Be Little.”
In addition to being an established song writer, White appeared in several movies, like "Cast Away" and "Country Strong."