Dr. Bobby Jones has revolutionized the gospel music industry. As Host of the nationally syndicated “Bobby Jones Gospel Countdown”, Bobby has one of the top programs on Radio, reaching millions each weekend. Jones excelled academically throughout school, graduating from high school at 15 and Tennessee State University at 19 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Jones continued his education by pursuing a master's degree at Tennessee State and a Doctorate from Vanderbilt.
He and his group, New Life, were nominated for a Grammy Award in 1982 for "Best Performance by a Black Contemporary Gospel Group" for the album Soul Set Free. In 1984, he received the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) Dove Award for Black Contemporary Album of the Year, a Grammy Award for "Best Vocal Duo for a Soul/Gospel Performance" for the single; I'm So Glad I'm Standing Here Today performed with country music star Barbara Mandrell, and an NAACP Image Award. In 1990 he received the GMA's Commonwealth Award for Outstanding Contribution to Gospel Music. In 1994, Jones was nominated for the Cable ACE Award.
Bobby Jones Gospel, for which he is best known, has been seen on Black Entertainment Television (BET) since November 1980 and is one of the network's most popular shows.