B I O G R A P H Y
Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Larry Strickland was the son of a preacher who loved Gospel Music. Attending his first gospel concert when he was 12 years old, he was hooked. Blessed with a deep voice that few possess, he started singing with gospel quartets traveling all over the state of North Carolina until he was forced to join the military in 1966. After spending four years serving in the US Army with the National Security Agency in Frankfurt, Germany, he continued singing with gospel quartets in and around North Carolina. It wasn’t long before his voice was noticed by the legendary JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet. In 1974, Larry was asked to join the group and overnight, he went from singing in regional quartets in the south to touring and recording with Elvis Presley.
He stayed with Elvis until his passing in 1977.
Following Elvis’s death, Larry continued to perform with the Stamps. In 1979 he met an unknown red headed dynamo who went on to form one of the biggest duo’s in music history with her daughter. Larry and Naomi Judd have been married now for over 30 Years.
Throughout all of this, he has managed, produced and performed on some of the biggest stages in the world. His voice is heard on millions of records, but he has never lost his love for Gospel Music and continues to perform with the Stamps and others to this day
A FEW OF THE RECORDINGS LARRY STRICKLAND CAN BE HEARD ON:
Moody Blue - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley Blvd - Elvis Presley
Live CBS Recording - Elvis Presley
Where No One Stands Alone - Elvis Presley with Lisa Marie
Sing: Chapter 1 - Wynonna
Kentucky Thunder - Ricky Skaggs