One of Bobby Jones' biggest career highlights is hosting “Bobby Jones Gospel” for 35 years. As of October 2015, the show airs on the BET network on Sunday mornings, and features performances by famed Gospel artists. As of August 2015 the show became BET’s longest running series and it was announced the same year that the show would only air one more season.
Bobby Jones is a Grammy award-winning Gospel music singer and host from Nashville, Tennessee. In 1976, Jones began his TV career when a Nashville station gave him a slot on a Sunday morning show called “Nashville Gospel.” Later in his career, Jones joined BET and also hosted a similar gospel show on Nashville’s public television outlet. Since 1980, Jones has also produced other programs for BET that consistently rank in the top five of the network’s overall weekly programming.
Jones is also the author of “Make a Joyful Noise,” a book that contains personal conversations with Reverend James Cleveland and his issues with the Winans family. The topics were considered controversial and caused friction with the Gospel Music Workshop of America. In 1999, Jones released a second book, “Touched by God,” which features a collection of inspirational stories told by top Gospel artists.