Five-Time Grammy Winner BJ Thomas Returns to Suncoast Showroom August 10-11

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Five-Time Grammy Winner BJ Thomas Returns to Suncoast Showroom August 10-11
Five-time Grammy winner BJ Thomas returns to the Suncoast Showroom August 10 and 11. 

In 1966, Thomas released his first hit record, a cover of Hank Williams classic, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” From 1967 to 1975, Thomas charted numerous hits, including: “The Eyes of a New York Woman,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “It’s Only Love,” and “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”

Thomas is perhaps best-known for “Rain Drops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” featured in the 1969 movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and winner of an Academy Award for “Best Original Song.” Since then, the song has been featured in numerous movies, including “Forrest Gump,” “Clerks II,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Spider-Man 2.”

During the ‘80s, Thomas’ music crossed over to the country charts with “Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love,” “New Looks from an Old Lover” and “Two Car Garage.” He became the 60th member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1981.

In 1985 Thomas recorded “As Long As We’ve Got Each Other,” which was later used as the theme song for the hit ABC sitcom “Growing Pains.”

In 2007 he released his fourth holiday album, “Home for Christmas.”

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075 or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.