HORNBECK, La. â€“ (November 28, 2011) â€“ West-Central Louisianaâ€™s Southern Plainsmen were recently honored 2011 Harvest Music Festival. The group was named the 2011 â€œGospel Gold Artist of the Year.â€
â€œGod has given us many wonderful and humbling gifts this year, including this new award,â€ mentioned Marcelle Slaughter of the Southern Plainsmen. â€œWe have to give special thanks to everyone who cast a vote for us. We are truly honored by this wonderful gift that you have given us.â€
The â€œGospel Gold Artist of the Yearâ€ Award was handed out as a part of the Harvest Music Festival which was held this past November 10-12, 2011 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center.
In addition to this award, the Southern Plainsmen Quartet were recently inducted into the North Louisiana Gospel Music Hall of Fame. On Friday evening, October 21, 2011, the Southern Plainsmen received this career high at the induction ceremony, which took place at The Pentecostals of the Twin Cities in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Earlier this year, the Southern Plainsmen were honored by the South Texas Gospel Music Association (STGMA) at the organizationâ€™s annual event.Â The Southern Plainsmen were named this yearâ€™s Group of the Year. In addition, baritone vocalist Allen Doyle was named the 2011 Male Vocalist of the Year.
About the Southern Plainsmen
The Southern Plainsmen were organized in May 1978 in the rolling pine-hills of West-Central Louisiana, and is an outreach of the Southern Plainsmen Ministries, Inc., a non-profit Christian organization.Â The group has released 20 recordings in its impressive 30 years history. Â The group currently consists of Marcelle Slaughter, Allen Doyle, and Aaron Allen. The groupâ€™s current release â€“ Simplyâ€¦Faith! released in 200