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For sixty years fans have flocked to see The Florida Boys, the only male quartet that was consistently prominent from the 1950’s to July 2007. With No. 1 hits like “Standing On The Solid Rock”, “When He Was On The Cross, I Was On His Mind”, “Lead Me To The Altar” and “I Lean On You Lord” this legendary group has recorded some 100 albums and attained a following of devoted listeners.

So what is at the heart of their success? Les Beasley, who sang lead and served as manager of the group, says it’s their commitment to the calling they each have. We sincerely believe we have been doing what we were put on earth to do. We wanted our audiences to have a good time but it was most important that they hear the message in each song.

The Florida Boys’ national television appearances consist of “The Today Show”, “TNN’s Prime Time Country”, “Crooke & Chase”, “Gaither Homecoming Videos” and their own “Gospel Singing Jubilee” which they hosted for many years.

Glen Allred joined the group in the fall of 1952, Beasley in the spring of 1953. Allred, although still a teenager, was a seasoned artist who had been a regular on the Grand Ole Opry with Wally Fowler and the Oak Ridge Quartet. Beasley was just returning from Korea where he served in the 1st Tank Bat 1st Marine Division.

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  • Rapture5212011

    Great music by this gospel quartet~! So much so in fact that I became a promoter for the group throughout Texas & had them in my home. It was a honor & pleasure to personally meet Les Beasley, Glen Allred, Derrell Stewart & others. Also was a promoter for "The Blackwood Brothers" & had them in my home. If you are interested in following the Gospel Music scene & genre, this website is a MUST~ www.singingnews.com along with www.floridaboys.com Thanks for leaving a legacy of serving the Lord Jesus Christ on Earth, even through human weaknesses which we all have. God bless~!

    18 Sep 2010 Reply

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