The Gospel Harmony Boys have announced that Jamie Caldwell has joined the group as their new baritone vocalist. Caldwell, a native West Virginian, is best known for his years with the Dixie Melody Boys & Weatherfords. The group has issued the following press release.
“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.”
I am intrigued to hear how Caldwell will blend with the group, he was a powerful lead with the DMB, having the tall task of replacing McCray Dove when he left the group. For those of you who may not have heard Jamie, heres a clip of him taken from a Gaither video. If the Gospel Harmony Boys are in your area, make sure you go hear this great group. Check out their website here.