The Gospel Harmony Boys were organized in Huntington, WV in 1952, by Harold Lane, a member of the Southern Gospel Hall Music of Fame. Throughout their half century history, this group of professional men has been given many honors and has attained many goals. These include the distinction of being the first gospel quartet to ever appear on live network television as the guest of Dave Garroway on NBC's “Today Show” in the early 1950s. They also hosted the nation’s first weekly scheduled gospel music television program that was regular viewing for a million fans in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia for nearly two decades. The GHB still can be seen on TV by way of their videos and guest appearances on several popular shows.
The "Harmony Boys" were also pioneers in producing gospel recordings releasing their first 78and 45rpm recording in 1953 and their first LP album in 1963. Their current recordings are delivered to radio stations nationally by “Cross Roads” distributors and they are often found on today's national gospel music charts. The Gospel Harmony Boys' credits have always been impressive as they share the stage with many entertainers from both the country and pop fields. They have been recognized in Gospel Music's leading trade publication, as one of America's top male gospel groups based on the "quality of their live performances as well as recently released recordings." Jerry Kirksey, editor of “The Singing News”, has described them as "the epitome of class and style”.
The Gospel Harmony Boys have been honored by being named West Virginia's Official Ambassadors of Goodwill, and in 1997, then Governor, Gaston Caperton, proclaimed August first as Gospel Harmony Boys Day in West Virginia and presented group members the state’s highest civilian honor as Distinguished West Virginians. In tribute to their exceptional Christian service and contributions to Gospel music, the they were recently inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in Dallas, TX.
The Gospel Harmony Boys are pleased to announce that Dr. Jamie Caldwell has become part of our 60 year old ministry. Jamie came on board April 1st to sing baritone and to be used of God in whatever manner He leads. Jamie is an extraordinary talent who has dedicated himself to His Lord, His music and His ministry. Mountaineers by birth, Jamie and his beautiful wife Deana have recently returned to West Virginia, from Dallas, Texas where he served on staff at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as the Director of Recruitment and Minister of Worship.
Jamie is a lifelong musician and song writer whose desire is to follow Jesus and serve the church as he continues to develop his craft. His music has carried him all over the world and onto numerous well known stages like Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and live performances on the BBC in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His path has led him to serve with Gospel Music legends like Ed O’Neal and the Dixie Melody Boys as well as one of our very favorites, Lily Fern & The Weatherfords. Jamie’s recognitions are many, but being the recipient of a Platinum Album Award from the Recording Industry Association of America rests among his favorites.
In addition to his extraordinary experiences in the music industry, Jamie has also experienced God’s call to the pastorate having served churches in Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and West Virginia for over 25 years. His experiences include First Baptist in Newark, OH and early in his career, he traveled with noted evangelist B.R. Lakin.
In his personal life, Jamie is a collector of hobbies and motorized toys, but his passion is reserved for his family - especially his grandkids.
We are excited that Jamie and Deana have returned to their home in West Virginia and we are delighted that God’s timing has brought his talent and testimony to the ministry that is The Gospel Harmony Boys.
When they are in your town, come and experience the joy of Gospel Music at its best and the thrill of God's blessings at their fullest. You will leave knowing why this group is in such demand, because you, too, will be anticipating your next Gospel Harmony Boys' concert.