HORNBECK, La. â€“ (June 20, 2012) â€“ West-Central Louisianaâ€™s Southern Plainsmen are proud to host their 34thAnnual Homecoming this weekend. The event will start on Friday, June 20, 2012 and conclude on Saturday, June 21, 2012.
This yearâ€™s event features a bevy of performers and fan favorites. In addition to the Southern Plainsmen, the Homecoming will play host to the Men of Music, Dennis Rehders, and Marsha Fisher on Friday evening. Saturday evening will feature The Southmen, New Day, The Gospel Echoes, Dennis Rehders, and Marsha Fisher.
â€œWe always look forward to our Homecoming weekend every year,â€ mentioned Southern Plainsmenâ€™s Marcelle Slaughter. â€œThe folks who come out every year have such a blast, and we know that they are going to enjoy this year as much as they have yearsâ€™ past.â€
The concerts start at 6:00 p.m. both days and will be held at the Hornbeck High School auditorium.
The Southern Plainsmen were recently honored at the 2011 Harvest Music Festival. The group was named the 2011 â€œGospel Gold Artist of the Year.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.
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 2009.