Tuesday, February 20, 2007
SENATE TO HONOR B.J. THOMAS
The State Senate will hear a resolution Wednesday, February 21 recognizing the accomplishments and talent of singing legend B.J. Thomas. The resolution will also proclaim February 21, 2007 as "B.J. Thomas Day."
Senate Resolution 8, authored by Jeff Rabon, will be heard at 1:30 p.m. in the Senate chamber to honor the Oklahoma native.
His vocal repertoire includes rock and roll, country, pop, gospel, and contemporary Christian. To date, Thomas has sold over 70 million records, has had 15 top 40 pop/rock hits, ten top 40 country hits, five Grammys, two Dove awards for Gospel recordings, and 15 Gold and Platinum records. Two of his greatest hits include "Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head" and "Hooked on a Feeling." He was also the 60th member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Thomas will be attending the event, along with his wife Gloria, and will be available afterwards for photos and autographs in the Senate lounge.