The Shoe Burnin’: Stories of Southern Soul is a collection of the works of 24 diverse, talented southern writers and singers.
Lari White’s multifaceted career as a Gold and Grammy recording artist, hit songwriter and producer, independent record label owner and versatile actress has earned her the title of Nashville’s “Renaissance Woman.”
White’s music has earned three Grammys and RIAA Gold status. As the first female producer of a male superstar, White made music history by producing Toby Keith’s platinum album White Trash with Money. Her songwriting credits include Tammy Wynette, Toby Keith, Lonestar, and most recently Danny Gokey, Pat Green and Sarah Buxton.
White turned heads around the world with her role opposite Tom Hanks in the blockbuster movie Cast Away (as the “Angel at the Crossroads” in the final scene). She’s also starred in films for Lifetime TV and CMT.
White made her critically-acclaimed Broadway debut in “Ring Of Fire” (2006), and received rave reviews for her performances in the Marilyn and Alan Bergman Tribute with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She’s been a featured artist with Marvin Hamlisch and the NY Pops, and has won critics and audiences alike with her appearances at Lincoln Center and Town Hall in New York City.
Excerpt from The Shoe Burnin': Stories of Southern Soul
“Girls Shoes” by Lari White
I have a crush on this pair of shoes. Six-and-a-half-inch platforms of saucy Grrrrl Power dolled up in pastel purple curlicues and peachy yellow scrolly-doos. A strappy Summer of Love on steroids. They’re audacious—they demand attention. It’s impossible to walk into a room wearing these shoes without hearing at least one “Damn, girl! Look at you in them shoes!” They’re completely silly—they refuse to take life too seriously. They send a shout out to a freewheeling fashion posse: super-flared bell-bottoms, a flouncy little Chiclet of a halter top, ho-worthy oversize hoops. They wouldn’t give a cold shoulder to a cultured set of pearls, but even pearls cop an attitude in the company of these shoes. Best of all, these shoes are dangerous. And not just because you could break your fool neck trying to walk in them. No, honey, these shoes are likely to strut you into some edgy situations. If you work ‘em right.
Green Eyed Soul (2005) [CD]
Stepping Stone (1998) [CD]
Don’t Fence Me In(1996) [CD]
Wishes (1994) [CD]
Lead Me Not (1993) [CD]