One of my all-time favorite singers, B. J. Thomas, passed away in Arlington, TX on May 29 from lung cancer.  A native of Oklahoma, but raised in Houston, Thomas won a number of Grammys, most of them for his gospel songs.

However, his long career included country, as well as pop tunes.  Most famous was “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” for the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

I had the good fortune to hear him perform twice.  Once in Franklin, TN and in Virginia.

His first hit record was the Hank Williams classic, I’m so Lonesome I could cry.  For an amazing rendition of this song, go here.