B.J. Thomas (born Billy Joe Thomas) straddled the line between pop/rock and country, achieving success in both genres in the late '60s and '70s. At the beginning of his career, he leaned more heavily on rock & roll, but by the mid-'70s, he had turned to country music, becoming one of the most successful country-pop stars of the decade.
He’s garnered two Platinum and 11 Gold records, won five Grammy Awards, and has earned 15 Top 40 Pop/Rock hits. After four decades in the music business and selling more than 70 million albums, B.J. Thomas (born Billy Joe Thomas) continues to sell out club venues across the country and around the world. With songs like his huge pop hits “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” Thomas was a main attraction with legendary Scepter Records from 1966-1972, in the network of name producers like Huey P. Meaux and Chips Moman, and helped master work from songwriters such as Burt Bacharach and Hal David.