Beasley with David L. Cook
August 16, 1928 |
Crockett, Texas, U.S.
|Associated acts||Florida Boys|
||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (October 2008)|
|This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia's quality standards. (October 2008)|
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.
- Produced The Gospel Singing Jubilee, the nationally syndicated program that ran for years
- President of The Gospel Music Association for two 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
Beasley and his wife Frances have six children, twelve grand children, and four great-grand children.
- "Welcome to the Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum.". Retrieved 2009-07-11.Les Beasley inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame
|This Southern Gospel-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|