Phil Anselmo To Receive Hometown Honor

. (Classic Rock) Former Pantera and current Down vocalist Phil Anselmo will receive the Musical Artist Of The Year Award at the 10th annual President's Arts Awards in his hometown of Covington, Louisiana on January 31.

The awards recognize individuals in several categories - including performing, visual, literary, music and culinary - in the St. Tammany Parish of New Orleans.

Anselmo says he is thrilled to be honored by his hometown. He tells Nola.com: "To be recognized within the community I'm a part of is perhaps one of the greatest accolades ever."

"I want to thank all who recognized me and Housecore Records as this year's best constituent, and I hope our local music scene grows more and more, and I hope I can help facilitate a place for the cream of the crop to thrive." Read more here.

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