Born and raised in and around Houston, Texas in August of 1942, country, pop and contemporary Christian singer B.J. Thomas began singing in his church choir during his teenage years. When he was a senior, he met and became friends with Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits. In ’66, Thomas and his band, The Triumphs, released their first album.
Throughout his career, Thomas has released a number of charting singles, including Top 10 hits “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Everybody’s Out of Town,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Most of All,” “No Love at All,” “Mighty Clouds of Joy” and “Still the Lovin’ Is Fun,” among others. He has a few Number One hits to his name, as well, including “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” “Rock and Roll Lullaby,” “Don’t Worry Baby” and “Jesus on My Mind.”
The song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” on which Thomas performed, won an Academy Award for best original song off the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. His song “As Long As We Got Each Other” was used in the show Growing Pains. Thomas has released two books, including his auto-biography Home Where I Belong. He has also starred in two movies, Jory and Jake’s Corner.
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