Dr. Bobby Jones
- Award-winning gospel music singer and host of "Bobby Jones Gospel"
- Member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame
- Has won Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Awards
- Hosted and produced multiple television programs and radio shows, put out more than 10 albums, authored two books, and wrote and performed an award-winning opera
Dr. Bobby Jones is one of the most notable figures in gospel music. He is a multiple award-winning gospel music singer and national television host, most recognized as the host and executive producer for the national cable program, "Bobby Jones Gospel."
Dr. Jones is credited with taking gospel music to the mainstream airwaves through his multiple cable and radio programs. "Bobby Jones Gospel" first aired on the cable channel BET in 1980, and has been one of the network's most popular shows. The program features performances from all styles of gospel music and interviews with an array of gospel artists. The shows finale will air in July of 2017. Jones also created "Bobby Jones' World" and "Let's Talk Church," magazine-style shows that discussed and blended gospel music with world-renowned authors, entertainers and national leaders. He co-wrote and performed "Make a Joyful Noise," a black gospel opera which aired on PBS in 1980, for which he subsequently won the Gabriel Award and an International Film Festival Award.
Jones and his gospel performance group, New Life, have won Grammy and Dove Awards for their outstanding performances. Jones has received more than 2,000 honors and awards over the period of 31 years as a broadcaster and educator.
Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on November 6, 2011.