A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits helped to shape a generation, B.J. Thomas will perform at the Suncoast Showroom March 28 and 29.
In 1966, B.J. Thomas and The Triumphs released the album “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” featuring a hit cover of the Hank Williams song of the same name. The single sold more than one million copies.
In 1968, Thomas released the album “The Eyes of a New York Woman,” then five months later produced the hit, “Hooked on a Feeling,” on the album “On My Way.” The track became Thomas’s second million-selling record.
Throughout his career, Thomas has collaborated with numerous guest artists in different genres, including pop icon Richard Marx (“Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song),” country legend Vince Gill (“I Just Can’t Help Believing”), bluesman Keb’ Mo’ (“Most of All”), Lyle Lovett (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”), Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray (“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”) and popular contemporary standards singer Steve Tyrell (“Rock and Roll Lullaby”).
In 2013, Thomas released “The Living Room Sessions,” an album with acoustic arrangements of well-known hits, featuring guest appearances on seven of twelve tracks. During the same year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced that his 1969 single “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” would be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Thomas is a five-time Grammy winner, two-time Dove Award winner, has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most-played artists during the past 50 years.
Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office by calling 702-284-7777, or by visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.