Inductees Archive

John Wallace Fowler

John Wallace “Wally” Fowler was born in Rome Georgia and started his music career at a very early age. He was a member of the John Daniel Quartet featured on the Grand Ole Opry. He originated the Oak Ridge Quartet and founded the Wally Fowler All-Nite Sings in Nashville, Atlanta, and Birmingham. Has promoted gospel concerts throughout America. A performer, promoter, songwriter, business man, Wally Fowler has launched many innovative ideas within the gospel music industry. Recording, Television, radio and concerts have been his main interest for many years. Still active in music circles Wally as he is known by his friends resides with his wife in Nashville.


Induction Year







  • John Daniel Quartet
  • Wally Fowler and the Georgia Clodhoppers
  • Oak Ridge Quartet (founder)



He popularized all-night gospel sings.


Significant Songs

“Wasted Years” (songwriter)



Wally Fowler and Shorty Bradford singing “Rocking On the Waves” with Lee Roy Abernathy on Piano



The Oak Ridge Quartet singing “Guide My Feet”