B.J. Thomas says songs retain appeal

B.J. Thomas says songs retain appeal

Don’t try to label or pigeonhole B.J. Thomas. He’ll have none of it. “I don’t see myself as an ‘oldies’ singer,” said Thomas, who, along with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, will be headlining the Sixties Spectacular show coming to Proctors on Saturday night. “I hear...
BJ Thomas finds longevity in ignoring genres

BJ Thomas finds longevity in ignoring genres

When it comes to deciding what songs to sing, veteran Texas vocalist B.J. Thomas recalls his early days as a teenager in a Houston garage band when music was music and not necessarily a category at a record store. “We would get our playlist from Top 40 radio — it had...
How 5-time Grammy winner B.J. Thomas came to have a unique relationship with a Peoria church

B.J. Thomas still high on believing

It’s been 50 years since B.J. Thomas scored his first million-selling gold record with a cover of the Hank Williams’ classic, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and the five-time Grammy Award winner shows no signs of slowing down. Instead, the pop, country, and gospel...