Carmelo Domenic Licciardello, known by his stage name, Carman, was a singer, songwriter, television host, life coach, and evangelist of American contemporary Christian music. He was born on January 19, 1956, in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Carman announced his cancer had returned in January 2020. In June 2020, he resumed live church concert tours.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Member, CARMAN, Iconic CCM Trailblazer, Dies at Las Vegas Hospital
One son, five daughters, and nine grandchildren belong to his new family.
He produced a custom album in 1980, titled God’s Not Done with Me. He was invited by Bill Gaither to tour with The Bill Gaither Trio the next year.
He has earned 15 gold and platinum albums and videos and has sold over 10 million records. For the biggest single Christian concert in history, he holds the world record.
He was the main act with over 50,000 attendees in Johannesburg, South Africa in August 1993, holding a free concert at Texas Stadium on October 22, 1994, with 71,132 attendees, and 80,000 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new album and music video in late March 2013. A short time later, he also announced an upcoming 60-city tour, also mentioning that in several weeks, the online fundraising campaign had raised more than $230,000.
An update on his Facebook page Tuesday evening says that after combating a series of complications arising from surgery to repair a hiatal hernia, he died at a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital.
He was my first concert, at Six Flags/St. Louis. He wasn’t my thing (sis had won tickets in a draw) but still, Carman cemented a place in my childhood for that reason alone. https://t.co/2P3Ul8ywHi