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    Artists + Friends Remember B.J. Thomas After His Death

    This weekend, B.J. Thomas passed from complications due to stage-four lung cancer. Now, artists & friends are remembering the five-time Grammy Award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

    “My sincere condolences to the family of one of my favorite duet partners, B.J. Thomas. I will miss him as I know so many others will as well. Rest In Peace my friend.“ – Dionne Warwick

    Simply heartbreaking to hear of the passing of BJ Thomas. This loss will be felt not only in country music but all genres. His music could fit in any programming, any event, or music outlet. The same could be said about BJ himself. He was always dressed so sharp and appropriate for the occasion and was so friendly to everyone he met. May this be his legacy.” – Jeannie Seely

    “BJ Thomas was one of those very special artists, who had that unmistakably unique voice. I was so fortunate to have gotten to work with this amazingly gifted man and to call him my friend.” – Steve Dorff

    “B.J. was always one of the nicest, down-to-earth artists I was ever around, a real gentleman ad a true music legend.” – Marlon Hargis, Exile

    We worked with B.J. in the ’60s on the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars. He was so kind and encouraging to us young upstarts. We’ve lost a giant.” – JP Pennington, Exile

    “Long before we got the chance to work with him, I was a fan. After we met him and shared the same stage, I became an even bigger fan! He had an amazing voice and was a true talent, yet he was such a kind and humble man. Rest in peace B.J.”Sonny LeMaire, Exile

    “I had a unique opportunity to spend a few brief moments with BJ away from show business. I learned that both he and Gloria were givers and generous in nature. My life got a little better because of them.” – Steve Goetzman, Exile

    I remember listening to BJ.and man I wish I could sing like that… what a great voice and a wonderful human being! The music world has lost yet another great, great artist!” – Les Taylor, Exile

    “One of the signs of true greatness in any of the arts is instant recognition of the creator. When you heard B.J. Thomas sing there was never a doubt who it was. RIP. Gone too soon but I will always know that voice.” – Paul Stanley

    “While we were working in Las Vegas, and B.J. was opening for us, we spent almost every night in each other’s room. We both had Texas roots, similar beliefs, and we loved finding and playing new songs to each other. The first time we met, we both talked over each other. It was just crazy. We had so much to say to each other that we were almost talking at the same time and it just became funny to both of us. We had so much fun together, getting to know each other in such a short time. Every time I saw him, we just picked up where we left off. I guess it will be that way in Heaven.” – Duane Allen, The Oak Ridge Boys

    “The Oak Ridge Boys are devastated by the loss of a friend and a brother and one of the greatest voices to ever sing a song!!! As a young man B.J.’s biography and song called ‘Home Where I Belong,’ and his testimony of how Jesus Christ changed his life meant the world to me. A few years ago I shared that with him late one night over pizza on the Country Music Cruise. We cried and prayed together. I loved B.J. Thomas. There’s a Brand New Star up in Heaven tonight and we will miss you, man. Until the Promised Day.” – Joe Bonsall, The Oak Ridge Boys

    BJ Thomas’ voice holds a special place in my memory. No one sounds like BJ. ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ is even sadder today. Heaven’s choir is sweeter now.” – Linda Davis

    My prayers and condolences to the family and fans of BJ Thomas, one of the best, purest artists to ever step on a stage. My favorite songs of his are ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head’ and “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” two of the best songs ever, in my opinion. And he had so many others. The world is a better place because of BJ Thomas and he will continue to live and be honored with his music.” – Taylon Hope

    So very saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary B.J. Thomas. The music world for sure lost a giant. ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’ and ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ will both forever be two of my favorites. He will live on through all of his music. Love and prayers to his family, friends and all who knew him.” – Dani-elle Kleha

    “I was a huge fan of B.J. and his wonderful voice before I started recording, so I loved getting to know him when we were both having hits on United Artist Records early in my career. With all his great songs and career success, B.J. was always so nice and humble. It’s hard to say goodbye to an old friend. My heart is with Gloria and all of B.J.’s family.” – Crystal Gayle

    “I’m really sorry to hear of the passing of B.J.Thomas. I hope he had a good life. I remember all the girls loved him.” – Don McLean

    “B.J. Thomas not only had a great voice, but he was right for his time in the movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with the song ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’ which was perfect for his career. I knew him personally and he was a wonderful human being. He will be sadly missed.” – Lee Greenwood

    “I can’t believe that another great voice has gone silent. One of the reasons I became a singer was because of B.J. Thomas. It was after hearing his recording of ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.’ I’m so thankful that our friendship through the years grew into a deep one. To say I’ll miss him is an understatement. My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to Gloria and their family. R.I.P. my dear friend.” – T.G. Sheppard

    “Always loved working with B.J. Thomas. Such a unique voice, and always the professional. My sincere condolences to his family.” – Rhonda Vincent

    “This first song I sang on the first gig I ever had in 1973 was ‘Raindrops.’ I mimicked B.J. the best I could. I tried to sing just like him. He was my hero. I later had the honor to call him my friend and he made a great friend. Sheila and I are heartbroken, but we take comfort knowing that he is out of pain and now gazes upon the face of Jesus. Rest easy, my brother!” – T. Graham Brown