Nothing about the identifiable sound of B.J. THOMAS' voice has changed, but there's a re-energized commitment behind it. Recognizing the continued loyalty of his fans, B.J. has released his first new studio album in seven years with Curb Records.
Concurrent with that project, he contributed six songs to the soundtrack and co-stared in the independent picture JAKE'S CORNER. He has also developed an album for release in Brazil, where he remains a significant musical signpost; much of it mirroring his own blue-collar background.
"We've always tried to do the right thing as far as getting our music out and encouraging people with positive music," B.J. reflects.
Indeed, many of B.J.'s signature hits-the Oscar-winning Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, the million-selling (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song and his career-igniting cover of Hank Williams' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry-invariably find the plots' protagonists employing some level of positivity to overcome the universal battle with loneliness.
With over 70 million records sold, BJ's vocal versatility is as apparent today as it was when he recorded his first hit in 1967, "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry". Since the mid-1960s, BJ Thomas has become one of the most recognized and respected voices of the American musical landscape. He has impacted many areas of popular music with 15 Top 40 pop hits, 10 Top 40 country hits, 5 Grammys, 2 Dove awards and 15 Gold and Platinum Records. He is the only artist to successfully move to the top of three music genres not as a crossover and also have crossover success.