B.J. Thomas

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Born in Oklahoma and raised in Houston, Texas, Billy Joe “BJ” Thomas got his start singing in the church choir. Before chasing after a solo career, Thomas joined The Triumphs and experienced great success early in his career. The Triumphs released their album, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, in 1966 and earned immediate success, selling over one million copies and later going gold. Thomas’ fame hit its peak in 1969 when his cover of “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” was featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The single would later win an Academy Award and be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in addition to selling over one million copies and winning yet another gold record.

Awards

  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award 0

Fun Facts

  • Has authored two books
  • Wildly popular single “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013
  • “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” was featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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