The Harmony Quartet was formed in December of 1991; a quartet ministry of Richardson Church of the Nazarene in Richardson, TX. The original members were Rick Legg, Bari,; John Fulton, Tenor; Andy Edwards, Lead and Dan Andrews, Bass. In the 29 year history of the quartet, personnel contributions have been many and varied. Those included are: Darren Miller, Lead (1997-1998); Bill Bryan, Bass(deceased) (1997-2001; Steve Clowe, Lead; 2000-2001; Gene Clowe; pianist (2000-2001); Rick Legg, Bari (1991-1996); John Fulton, Tenor, (1991-2002), (2013-14), Andy Edwards, Lead (1991-1996), Keith Gilliam,Lead/Bass guitar/accoustic guitar. Brian Rayburn, Tenor (2010-11), Randy Moulton, Lead, (2014). Many friends of the ministry have contributed as fill-ins , including Jim Duty, Lead, Jamie Jamerson, Bass, Alan McKenzie, Lead., JD Meeker, Baritone
Founding member , Dan Andrews has sung continuously with the quartet since 1991, first singing bass ( on The Harmony Quartet and Not Givin' Up recordings), and then transitioning to baritone for the remainder of his 26 year career with the group. Current members are veteran Bass singer, Duane Daniel, who began singing with the group in 2002; David Smith, Pianist/Tenor , who also started with the group in 2002 (first as pianist, then as pianist/tenor in 2011). In 2015 lead singer Jay Meadows was added to the roster. In 2019, Dan Andrews, orginal member/founder retired from the group and JD Meeker was added to the baritone position.
The group has performed on concert stages and in churches from coast to coast, including performances with legendary southern gospel entertainers as, The Singing Speer Family, James Blackwood, The Dove Brothers, The Bishops, Danny Funderburk, Ann Downing, The Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet, Greater Vision, Texas gospel Hall of Fame group The Wills Family, and internationally known comedian Jerry Clower.
In 1996 the group was elected to the Historic Grapevine Opry's Hall of Fame. Of the many memorable venues and performances the group has had the opportunity to perform; Dr. James Dobson's Focus On The Family campus, Advocare International National Conference, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Zig Ziglar's Bible Study, National Quartet Convention -Heavensound Showcase 2001 In 2019, the group received the 2019 "GROUP OF THE YEAR award from The Southern Gospel Music Association of Texas, nearly 30 years after the formation of the group.
The group are current members of SGMA of Texas and www.Heavensound.com
- The Harmony Quartet-1992
- Not Givin' Up- 1995
- Right On time- 1997
- Singin' His Praise-2000
- Harmony Live- 2002
- What A Beautiful Day- 2004
- That'll Preach- 2007
- Oh What A Difference- 2010
- THQ- 2012
- Harmony Classics-2013
- Up Ahead-2014
- When Jesus Speaks Life-2016
- Made New- 2017
Originally from Nashville Tennessee, Dan began singing at an early age;and went on to major in music at Middle Tennessee State University. His influences are all over the board, as is his appreciation of all types of music. His desire is to please God and fulfill His plan for his life. Dan lives with his wife Jeryl and son, Chase in Dallas Texas and attends church at Grace Outreach Center (GOC.org)in Plano, TX
DUANE DANIEL, Bass
Duane began his singing career at the age of 16, singing bass for the Calvary Boys of Dallas, TX. He traveled and sang with the Calvary Boys across the nation for over 10 years and sang on many albums produced by gospel greats such as Ben Speer, Eldridge Fox and Anthony Burger.
While with the Calvary Boys, Duane shared the stage with gospel music legends, such as the Cathedrals, the Kingsmen, Gold City, The Perry's, the Hemphills, the Florida Boys and J.D. Sumner and the Stamps. Duane left the Calvary Boys to become a team leader of his church youth group and was there until just before joining the Harmony Quartet in 2002.
JAY MEADOWS, Lead
Jay was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in rural north Alabama. The son of a Southern Baptist minister, he developed a love of southern gospel music at a very young age. At age 3, he sang his first song in church standing on the piano bench while his mom played. He has been performing in some fashion every since. He grew up listening to groups such as The Cathedrals, The Inspirations, The Talley Trio and Gold City. he was very active in his high school choirs and decided to follow his love of music to college. Although he ultimately did not complete his degree, he majored in vocal music education at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.
After college, life took a few twists an d turns and led to Jay being an over the road truck driver for several years. In 2011 he came off the road and now works as a trainer at a trucking company in the DFW area. He resides in Mesquite, TX where he attends Grandview Baptist Church and serrves as a member of their praise team, when not traveling. This is Jay's first experience working in gospel music and he is enjoying this new phase of his ministry.
DAVID SMITH Tenor/Piano/Arr.
At a very early age, David discovered his love of old time Southern Gospel by listening to the music of the Statesmen and Blackwood Brothers. He began playing the piano at the ripe old age of 12. One Sunday morning (about that time) while at a church service in Wills Point, TX David was encouraged by his mother to let Christ come into his heart. David, like many of us, said, "Can't I wait until tonight?" His mother told him that we are not sure we have tonight. So David, (remembering his mother's driving ability) realized that she might just be right and knelt at the alter that morning and asked Jesus to come into his heart.
David has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many gospel greats as well. He has performed with The Dove Brothers, Jake Hess, Danny Funderburk and the Happy Goodmans. In August of 2000, during a request time at Will Rogers Auditorium in Ft. Worth, TX, David was called up on the stage to request a song by the Goodmans. Well, anyone who knows David knows he took it one step further and not only requested "The Lighthouse" be he also told them that he wanted to play it for them as they sang it. ell...they let him, and the audience loved it. That is definitely a special memory to have in your life. In addition to playing the piano, David also writes music, arranges nearly all of the group's music and sings tenor with the group.
HOWARD WALLEY Road Mgr/Product Sales/Sound
Howard Walley is a multi-year veteran of southern gospel group management, having traveled with The Toney Brothers for nine years, followed by a stint with The Relations Quartet and Paul's Journey for eleven years.. He joined the Harmony Quartet in 2012. Howard and his wife (Betty) and son (Samson) live in the Ft. Worth suburb of Everman, TX.
JD Meeker Baritone
JD Meeker has spent almost his entire life singing. He comes from a long line of Gospel singers. His Father and Mother were two of the original LONE STAR Quartet. He began singing at 6 years old and was allowed to tour at age twelve. It was at 12 the family group THE MEEKERS put him on their record "Get All Excited". He was saved at age 6 in an old Brush Arbor Revival and at 16 committed his life to singing the gospel message. Since that time, he followed the Lord's Leading for over 40 years of music. He has traveled with The Meekers, Heirborne, Meeker, Heath & Reynolds, and multiple solo events.
He and his wife Didi are the Owners of The Texas Star, Ranch and Retreat Center in Weatherford, Tx. He has 3 children: Lacy Lain, (Caleb), Landon Meeker (Melissa), and Libby Hutchinson (Joseph), and 4 grand children, Harlow, Sparrow, Laylah, and Israel.
JD and Didi worship at Northside Baptist Church where they are both involved in the Music ministry. JD said "I've never been more excited about singing than I am right now. Joining the Harmony Quartet has been an answer to prayer and Communicating the Gospel through song is what I was called to do."