Bruce Carroll

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Bruce Carroll
Bruce Carroll leading weekly worship at Hope Church in Memphis, TN 2014-05-21 14-00.jpg
Bruce Carroll leading weekly worship at Hope Church in Memphis, TN
Background information
Born (1953-12-05) December 5, 1953 (age 64)
Origin Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Gospel music, Inspirational
Occupation(s) Christian music singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1979–present
Labels Word Records, Benson Records

Bruce Carroll (born December 5, 1953), is an American CCM singer and multi Grammy and Dove Award winning recording artist.


Carroll first began performing in a trio with his siblings at age 12; he played folk music in various venues in and around Texas in the 1970s. In 1979 he became a born-again Christian and eventually moved to Nashville. Signing with Word Records, Carroll became a successful Christian music singer, releasing several albums which sold well in the genre and winning seven Dove Awards. Two of his recordings, The Great Exchange (1990) and Sometimes Miracles Hide (1992), won Grammy Awards for Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, or Bluegrass Gospel Album.[1]




  • 1990 Our Hymns (Word Records)
  • 1992 Evening Tapestry (Warner Bros.)
  • 1992 Our Family (Word Records)
  • 1994 One Summer Evening... Live (Word Records)
  • 1997 For the Record (Best of... ) (Word Records)
  • 2000 A Day of Hope (On the Grove)
  • 2001 A Night of Hope (On the Grove)
  • 2002 Hope Christmas (On the Grove)
  • 2002 Return Of The Killer B's (On the Grove)
  • 2003 Hope Specials: Volume 1 (On the Grove)
  • 2004 Hope Worship: Volume 1 (On the Grove)


  • 2012 Hands of Hope [3]

Career events[edit]

In 2012 Carroll co-wrote the piece Hands of Hope with David Meece and David L. Cook[4] which reached number one on the charts in May 2012.[5] The song was used as the theme song for Turning Point Centers for Domestic Violence.[6] On May 5, 2012 the song was nominated for a Southeast Emmy for best Arrangement/Composition.[4]

Personal life[edit]

For 15 years, Carroll was the worship leader at Hope Presbyterian Church located in Cordova, Tennessee. [7]

He is currently finishing an album of updated versions of some of his early songs with producer Monroe Jones and an album of all new material that Carroll himself is co-producing with his son Taylor Carroll.

Carroll and his wife Nikki are longtime residents of Memphis, Tennessee.


  1. ^ Awards, Allmusic
  2. ^ a b c Billboard, Allmusic
  3. ^ Carroll, Bruce. "Hands of Hope Lands at #1" (PDF). Music To Radio. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Carroll, Bruce. "Carroll garners Emmy Nomination" (PDF). NATAS. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Carroll, Bruce. "Hands of Hope Lands at #1" (PDF). Music To Radio. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Carroll, Bruce. "Hands of Hope". Charles Brady. Radio Active Airplay. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Carroll, Bruce. "Hope Presbyterian Church". Hope Presbyterian Church. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 

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