Billy Joe Thomas was born on August 7, 1942 in Hugo, Oklahoma and grew up in the Houston, Texas area. After singing in a church choir, he became lead singer of a local band where he was brought to the attention of Florence Greenberg of Scepter Records.
Recording “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, B.J. Thomas started 1966 with a top ten hit. Two years later in 1968 “Hooked On A Feeling” landed in the top five. His first chart topper was the multi million seller, “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” in 1969-70. The following year “I Just Can’t Help Believing” reached the top ten and in 1975 “Another Somebody Done Some body Wrong Song” returned B.J. to the top of the charts at #1. Among his other chart hits are, “The Eyes Of A New York Woman”, “Everybody’s Out Of Town”, “Most of All”, “Mighty Clouds of Joy”, “Rock and Roll Lullaby” and “Don’t Worry Baby”.
Selling more than 70 million records and a five time Grammy Award Winner, B.J. Thomas has eleven gold records and two platinum records to this credit.
B.J. continues to tour both in the US and internationally. With his life long appreciation for gospel music, now-a-days fans of contemporary Christian music are discovering B.J. Thomas.
In 2007 B.J. Thomas became a nominee at the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.