Today we take the time and salute Dr Bobby Jones on his birthday!!! Here’s a brief Bio:
Bobby Jones (born September 18, 1939 in Henry, Tennessee) is a Grammy Award–winning Gospel music singer and television host from Nashville, Tennessee and the host and executive producer of several cable television’s gospel music program including Bobby Jones Gospel.
Jones has produced programs for BET since 1980. His shows figure prominently in the channel’s Sunday lineup, consistently ranking in the Top 5 of overall BET weekly programming. In addition to his work for BET, Jones produced and hosted a similar half-hour program for WDCN-TV (now WNPT), Nashville’s public television outlet, during the early 1980s. The show was seen early Saturday evenings.
Bobby Jones Gospel lays claim to offering the first prime exposure to several Gospel music solo artists and groups including Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, and Smokie Norful. Other artists featured have included Albertina Walker, Patti Labelle, and Dorothy Norwood.
Jones also hosts shows for other television networks including Bobby Jones’ Next Generation on the Gospel Music Channel and Bobby Jones Presents for The Word Network.
On radio, he is the host of Bobby Jones Gospel Countdown, a two-hour weekend Gospel countdown show heard on American Urban Radio Networks, in addition to the Bobby Jones Radio Show, which is heard on Sheridan Gospel Network.
Jones also oversees the Nashville Super Choir. The choral ensemble boasts prominent soloists and serves as the vocal collective for his BET series.
Jones hosts a bi-annual International Gospel Industry Retreat in Las Vegas, Nevada and Hollywood, Florida. He also helped spearhead an initiative for the Gospel Complex for Education & Preservation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a museum that will host Gospel music artifacts and serve as an information center for the history of urban contemporary Gospel music.
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