Back in the 1990’s when the music world was turning to that awful alternative and grunge music ( in my opinion ), I began the ever popular venture into 90’s Country, and what many consider to be pop country ( for it’s time). That argument has always emanated out of the mouths of many music analysts…Country Music is always changing and evolving.

Pop country has indeed changed over my life, music that was considered pop country in the 60’s like that string music that Mr. Ray Price released during the Nashville Sound era. Hell, most of the music Mr. Kenny Rogers released was pop country for it’s time, but it spoke to me nonetheless. It was honest and pure. Choked full of raw and heartfelt emotion, and produced ten times better than what is pop country today.

At the epicenter of this was this man, Mr. B.J.Thomas. This new release album from earlier this year was absolutely flawless! It hit me right in the feels more than once. It began with a song from his 1994 album Back Forward, called “Expression Of Faith”.

It continues on with an easy listening flow of steady beats and sweet signature B.J.Thomas vocals, however if you enjoy your music solely on streaming services, then you are out of luck on this one folks. The Spotify version of this album only contains nine songs, and the album boasts 18 songs, with 13 never heard before.

“When The Hero Dies” made me cry, because it reminded me so so much of the 80’s and what an epic time it was to grow up during that era. Those names and people he mentions in this song that embellished history with their deeds and wisdom. Even those that died before the 80’s have impacted my life in ways I cannot begin to write on here.

Nashville, Tenn. – B.J. Thomas, whose career spanned over six decades and sold over 70 million albums, will have new music available to music lovers on February 4, 2022, as Real Gone Music will release an 18-song CD, which will include 13 unreleased songs! This package includes eight unreleased songs from the Warner-Reprise Records vault, four songs from a limited edition direct response album in the 90s, rare photos, outtakes recorded with veteran songwriter/producer Steve Dorff, and more. Fans can pre-order this collection at

Born in Oklahoma, raised in Texas, B.J. Thomas began his career with the Houston-based band The Triumphs, when as lead singer he covered his father’s favorite Hank Williams classic “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” which led to Scepter Records to buy out his contract and take the song to the Top 10 on the national charts. Hit after hit then followed for B.J. as he mixed genres effortlessly, joining legendary Memphis producer Chips Moman for a series of smashes (“Hooked on a Feeling,” “The Eyes of a New York Woman,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing”) and he hit paydirt with the #1 Bacharach- David hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” the Oscar-winning song from Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.

B.J.’s cross-over to country was cemented with his 1975 pop/country/adult contemporary million-seller “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.” Simultaneously, B.J. became the first platinum-selling Contemporary Christian recording artist with a string of hugely popular albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s which also won him five Grammys and numerous other awards.

Along the way, B.J. made countless television appearances and performed thousands of concerts into 2020 until the Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to touring. His voice and energy remained almost supernaturally strong and B.J. eagerly looked forward to returning to the stage until cancer claimed his life on May 29, 2021, at the age of 78.

Track Listing:
1. Expression of Faith
2. Meet at My Heart*
3. I Like Livin’*
4. When the Hero Dies*
5. The Best Things in Life*
6. Rock and Roll Lullaby*
7. Hands on Me Again
8. This Ain’t a Song (It’s a Prayer)
9. Think About Me*
10. No One Else on Earth*
11. Our Younger Hearts*
12. That’s The Thing About Love*
13. Red Letter Days
14. When a Woman Talks*
15. Love by Any Name*
16. Memory in the Making*
17. Wings of a Dove*
18. America the Beautiful

* denotes unreleased track

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