Les Beasley

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Les Beasley
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Les Beasley and David L Cook
Background information
Genres Christian
Occupations Christian Music Singer
Associated acts Florida Boys

Les Beasley (born August 16, 1928 in Crockett, Texas) was the lead singer and manager for the Florida Boys, a Southern Gospel quartet, since 1953. He is said to be one of the pioneers of Gospel Music TV. In 2001, Beasley was honoured at the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion with a "This Is Your Life" Tribute. Charles Waller, the producer, invited family and friends from across the country to tell Beasley's story from their perspective. A special tribute video of the event was created and is now available including both the tribute and special footage of the Florida Boys. Beasley is no longer a member of the group but the group continues to perform.

Achievements[edit]

  • Produced The Gospel Singing Jubilee, the nationally syndicated program that ran for years
  • President of The Gospel Music Association for 2 years
  • Lifetime member of the Board Of Directors of the Gospel Music Association
  • He, Bill Gaither and Herman Harper, as a committee, suggested to the GMA board that an awards program be a part of the annual meeting. The Dove Awards is the result of that suggestion. Beasley named the Award.
  • President of a Southern Gospel Music Association that later became the Southern Gospel Music Guild
  • President of The National Quartet Convention that promotes four of the largest events in Gospel Music: the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the Great Western Quartet Convention in Sacramento, California, and the Canadian Gospel Quartet Convention in Red Deer, Albany, Canada.
  • Member of The GMA Hall of Fame
  • Member of The Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and The Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame[1]

Family[edit]

Beasley and his wife Frances have six children, twelve grand children, and four great-grand children.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum.". Retrieved 2009-07-11. Les Beasley inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame

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