B. J. Thomas Quotes
I don't like to get political, but, it's just the political state of our country or just the continued effects of 9-11. I think the economy has changed. Some people say there are more jobs now, but most people say there are less jobs. I think it's just the employment situation. Things are different now. I'm not sure how long it will be before they're back to what we call the same or normal. It may be a long time before (that happens). We may have to resolve our war issue and a lot of our economic issues before it's back to what we used to call normal. It's different now. People just aren't spending the money they had spent. There's a little more of a tense feeling with people. More stress if you will. So, the climate is just different. It's just what's going on in the world. We'll just have to hang in there before it gets back to what we call normal. I can't exactly put my finger on what it is. I think it's just a combination of a lot of things.
B. J. Thomas
We had a number of regional hits and we had a number one record with a thing called "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", which is an old Hank Williams song which we had done when we had the chance to do our first album. When it went to number one, it got leased nationally to Scepter Records out of New York. I got an offer to go on tour with Dick Clark because of "Lonesome". It went on to be a million-seller. Of course, I had a band and he wanted me to come and have my band back-up the rest of the acts on the show. For some reason, the guys of the band had an aversion to doing that. They said "we just want to do with you." Some of 'em were going to college and had jobs and had certain reasons why they didn't want to go. I said "hey, I love you and we've had a great time, but I'm going, so just tell me if you're going or not." They said they weren't going. So, I put another band together and went out and backed the show. That's how it started nationally. That's how we split up.
B. J. Thomas
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