Having pushed the boundaries of gospel music, Jones is a reliable constant at gospel awards shows. Here he makes an appearance at the Stellar Awards.
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Before bringing Bobby Jones Gospel to BET, Jones hosted a gospel show that was broadcast primarily in the Nashville, TN, area. In 1980, he launched the aforementioned show on BET and it has remained a staple on the network ever since.
Jones also spearheads the Dr. Bobby Jones International Gospel Industry Retreat, a gospel conference that serves as a networking event for those in the industry and outside of it trying to break in.
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Early on in his career Jones was an elementary school teacher. It was during this time that he would think of ideas for gospel programming.
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Jones made an appearance at last year's Celebration of Gospel and surely moved the crowd. His penchant for the stage is an undeniable experience.
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Jones has also released over 10 albums in his career. In 1984 he won a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group.
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