|Born||December 5, 1953|
|Genres||Gospel music, Inspirational|
|Occupations||Christian music singer, songwriter|
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, of Bluegrass Gospel Album.
In 2012 Carroll co-wrote the piece Hands of Hope with fellow performers, David Meece and David L Cook. The song was a current day remake of "We Are the World" which featured many famous voices from the music industry. The song was recorded by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra and featured the voices of: David Meece, Babbie Mason, Christy Sutherland, David L Cook, Caroline Keller, Fantasia Barrino, Gayla Earlene, Joshua Cobb, Paul Zeaman and many of the former PTL Singers from the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker show. It is not mentioned if Carroll actually performed on the recording. The song went number one on the charts and remained there for two weeks. The song was used as the theme song for Turning Point Centers for Domestic Violence.On May 5, 2012 NATAS announced that the song Hands of Hope garnered Carroll, Cook and Meece the Emmy nomination for best Arrangement/Composer of a television theme song.
- 1987 Something Good is Bound to Happen (Word Records)
- 1988 Richest Man In Town (Word Records)
- 1990 The Great Exchange (Word Records) U.S. Billboard Christian charts #22
- 1991 Sometimes Miracles Hide (Word Records) U.S. Christian #18
- 1993 Walk On (Word Records) U.S. Christian #18
- 1996 Speed of Light (Benson Records)
- 1998 Boomerang (Benson Records)
- 2005 Big World (On the Grove)
- 2013 TBA Studio Album (On the Grove)
COMPILATIONS / GREATEST HITS / LIVE ALBUMS
- 1990 Our Hymns (Word Records)
- 1992 Evening Tapestry (Warner Bros.)
- 1992 Our Family (Word Records)
- 1994 One Summer Evening... Live (Word Records)
- 1999 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 written with David Meece and David L Cook DLC Records #1 for 2 weeks
Carroll is the worship leader in his home church, Hope Presbyterian Church located in Cordova, Tennessee. In addition to his responsibilities as worship leader, he is also involved with the churches in house recording studios. Carroll's son Austin is also a part of the worship team.
Carroll and his wife Nikki are longtime residents of Memphis, Tennessee.
- Carroll, Bruce. "Hands of Hope Charts". Charles Brady. Radio Active Airplay. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Carroll, Bruce. "Hands of Hope". Charles Brady. Radio Active Airplay. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Carroll, Bruce. "Cook, Carroll and Meece garner Emmy Nomination". Canyouhearmenow. NATAS. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
- Billboard, Allmusic
- Carroll, Bruce. "Hands of Hope". Charles Brady. SoGospel Network. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Carroll, Bruce. "Hope Presbyterian Church". Hope Presbyterian Church. Retrieved 19 July 2012.