Bobby Jones

Gospel Singer

Birthday September 18, 1939

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Tennessee

Age 84 years old

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Best known as the host of Black Entertainment Television's Bobby Jones Gospel program, this TV personality also had a successful career as a Gospel singer, earning a 1984 Grammy Award for a duet version (with Barbara Mandrell) of "I'm So Glad I'm Standing Here Today."

Before Fame

He began his television hosting career in the mid 1970s, working for a program called Nashville Gospel.


He published a 2010 memoir titled Make A Joyful Noise.

Family Life

He was raised in Henry and Nashville, Tennessee. He and his wife, Ethel, raised a child (her daughter and his stepdaughter) named Sonnetta.

Associated With

Gospel singer Yolanda Adams got her start by appearing on Jones' popular television program.