Bruce Carroll: Sometimes Miracles Hide

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Something Good LP CoverI first met Bruce Carroll in 1990. By then he already had released three albums, the first, “Something Good Is Bound To Happen,” came out in 1987. The cover art from that album gives you a little clue about the type of person Bruce is. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, but he does take his music and especially his faith very seriously.

Bruce was born in Texas but for many years has called the Memphis area home. At one point he told me that either he had or was planning on building a wiffle ball stadium in his back yard. Did I mention how much I like Bruce Carroll?

Bruce CarrollIn all, at least as of this writing, Bruce has released 10 solo albums. He’s sold 2.5 million albums, had 11 number 1 songs, and has won 2 Grammy Awards, both for Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album, for the 1990 “The Great Exchange” and the 1991 “Sometimes Miracles Hide.” He has also won seven Dove Awards.

Sometimes Miracles Hide, the bookThe title track of the Grammy Award winning “Sometimes Miracles Hide,” was the #14 song on the Christian charts for 1992. Bruce wrote that song about a friend in the record business who had a baby girl with Down Syndrome. The song got a lot of attention and generated quite a few letters to Bruce from people sharing their journey from bad news to disguised miracles which led to a book, “Sometimes Miracles Hide.”

Bruce continues to perform, write and occasionally record. He’s done a number of concerts with another of our TBT artists, Bob Bennett. You can find out more about him on his website here.

The record company didn’t do a concept video for “Sometimes Miracles Hide,” so here’s a fan generated version.

From the 1988 LP “Richest Man In Town,” here’s the concept video for “Above And Beyond.”

Here’s “Good Life,” from the 1993 “Walk On” album.

Bruce did a duet with Ricky Skaggs called “If We Only Had The Heart,” that was included on the 1991 “Sometimes Miracles Hide” album. Here’s the video of that song.

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