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"The Nelons" Honor Legacy of Lari Goss with Re-Release of "O For A Thousand Tongues" on its 40th anniversary

Apr 28, 2023 0 comments
The Nelons and Lari Goss posing for a photo

Fans of THE NELONS are excited as they just re-released a freshened-up version of their most requested song, "O For A Thousand Tongues." The song, which turned 40 years old this year, is a timeless classic that has forever impacted worship music in the church.

The song is featured on The Nelons new album titled "Beautiful."

The late LARI GOSS was credited with creating the unmistakable intro that has become synonymous with the song. He was a legendary figure in the world of gospel music, and his contributions to the genre cannot be overstated.

In fact, just a few weeks before he passed away, Lari had the opportunity to collaborate with The Nelons once again. During a Christmas tracking session, he suggested they record a new track for "O For A Thousand Tongues." The performance was so exceptional that the group decided to go ahead and orchestrate it.

Lari Goss's incomparable ability to use orchestration and vocal arrangements

The new recording of this ageless song is truly a gift to us all forever. It features Lari GOSS on piano and his stellar orchestrations, serving as a reminder of the immense talent that he possessed. The Nelons will always cherish this collaboration and honor the legacy of Lari through their music.

Fans of The Nelons and Lari GOSS alike will undoubtedly appreciate this new version of "O For A Thousand Tongues." It is a beautiful tribute to a beloved musician and a testament to the enduring power of music to move us and bring us together.

Lari Goss: The Fabled Producer, Arranger, and Pianist

Lari Goss was a legendary musician born on September 27, 1945, in Cartersville, Georgia, and passed away on January 10, 2015. He made an incredible impact on the world of gospel music, working as a producer, arranger, and pianist with many of the most famous artists in the genre.

Throughout his career, Lari worked with countless artists, including The Nelons, The Gaithers, The Martins, The Cathedrals, and many others. He produced and arranged many chart-topping songs over the years, including "Champion of Love," "In Christ Alone," and "Can't Stop Talking About Him."

The enduring influence of Lari Goss on gospel music

Lari was known for his incomparable ability to use orchestration and vocal arrangements to create a powerful and emotional impact in his music, leaving an indelible mark on the history of gospel music. His contributions to the genre are immeasurable, and his influence on the lives of the people he worked with and the listeners who heard his music cannot be overstated.

Lari Goss was a true icon of gospel music, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of musicians for years to come.

The Nelons new album "Beautiful" can be purchased on Amazon (click here) and Apple (click here).

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