I heard B. J. Thomas’s version of “I’m So Lonesone I Could Cry,” the Hank Williams classic, in a store this afternoon, and decided to feature him today.
Billy Joe Thomas was born in Oklahoma and raised in Houston, Texas. His first hit was the aforementioned “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (today’s first song) in 1966. He released his next two hits, “Eyes of a New York Woman” and “Hooked on a Feeling” (later popularized by Jonathan King) in 1968, then hit it really big with “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head,” the Bacharach-David hit from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, in 1969. (It’s today’s second song.) You can check out the full list of his hits here. He and his lovely wife Gloria have been married over forty years, and he still maintains an active touring schedule.
B. J. Thomas: your Two for Tuesday for September 18, 2012.