Bob Carlisle

Nov 01, 2005
Jun 28, 2005
May 21, 2002
Aug 22, 2000
Sep 29, 1998
Jan 27, 1998
Sep 02, 1997
Jul 29, 1997
Jul 22, 1997
May 13, 1997
Jan 01, 1996
Nov 15, 1994
Jun 15, 1993

Bob Carlisle is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1975 Good News Good News Vocals
1977 Good News Good News II Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
1982 Sweet Comfort Band Cutting Edge Background Vocals
1982 John Fischer Dark Horse Background Vocals
1983 Leslie Phillips Beyond Saturday Night Background Vocals
1985 Bryan Duncan Have Yourself Committed Arrangements, Background Vocals
1985 Allies Allies Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1986 Bryan Duncan Holy Rollin' Background Vocals
1986 Steve Camp One on One Background Vocals
1986 Allies Virtues Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1987 Steve Camp After God's Own Heart Background Vocals
1987 Allies Shoulder to Shoulder Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1987 Bryan Duncan Whistlin' In The Dark Arrangements, Background Vocals
1988 Bill Baumgart The Kindling Background Vocals
1988 Trace Balin Champions Background Vocals
1988 Neon Cross Neon Cross Background Vocals
1988 Idle Cure Tough Love Background Vocals
1988 Petra On Fire Background Vocals
1988 Mark Farner Just Another Injustice Background Vocals
1988 Steve Camp Compact Favorites Background Vocals
1988 Margaret Becker The Reckoning Vocals
1989 D.O.X. Through the Fire Background Vocals
1989 Benny Hester Perfect Background Vocals
1989 Bryan Duncan Strong Medicine Arrangements, Vocals
1989 Allies Long Way from Paradise Producer, Vocal and String Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars, Lead and Background Vocals
1990 Idle Cure 2nd Avenue Background Vocals
1990 Mastedon Lofcaudio Background Vocals
1990 Bryan Duncan Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend Background Vocals
1990 Allies The River Producer, String and Horn Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars, Lead and Background Vocals
1991 Charlie Peacock Love Life Background Vocals
1991 Idle Cure Inside Out Background Vocals
1992 Millions & Millions Millions & Millions Background Vocals
1992 Geoff Moore & The Distance A Friend Like U Background Vocals
1992 Michael W. Smith Change Your World Background Vocals
1992 Mark Farner Closer to Home Background Vocals
1992 Allies Man With A Mission Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Guitars, Choir, Vocals
1992 Vince Ebo Love Is the Better Way Background Vocals
1993 Michael Anderson Saints and Sinners Background Vocals
1993 Margaret Becker Soul Vocals
1993 Bob Carlisle Bob Carlisle Songwriter, Vocals
1993 Petra Wake-Up Call Background Vocals
1994 Randy Stonehill Lazarus Heart Background Vocals
1994 Idle Cure Eclipse Background Vocals
1994 Bob Carlisle The Hope Of A Man Songwriter, Arrangements, Percussion, Background Vocals, Vocals
1995 Dallas Holm Face of Mercy Background Vocals
1995 East to West North of the Sky Background Vocals
1995 Carman R.I.O.T. Choir Vocals, Background Vocals
1996 Bob Carlisle Shades of Grace Vocals, Producer, Guitars, Mandolin, Backing Vocals, Songwriter
1997 Bob Carlisle Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals
1998 Bob Carlisle Stories From The Heart Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Background Vocals, Vocals
2000 Danny Gans Brand New Dream Duet Vocals
2002 Bob Carlisle The Best of Bob Carlisle: Butterfly Kisses & Other Stories Producer
2003 Various Artists David: Ordinary Man... Extraordinary God Deliver Me
2003 Russ Lee The Second Mile Executive Producer
2012 Bryan Duncan Conversations Vocal Production, Background Vocals
2013 Sweet Comfort Band The Waiting Is Over Background Vocals
Award Organization Year Award Name Song
GMA Dove 1997 Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year Butterfly Kisses
GMA Dove 1997 Song of the Year Butterfly Kisses
Grammy 1997 Best Country Song Butterfly Kisses

Bob Carlisle


Bob Carlisle has been a member of:

Sep 29, 1956

Bob Carlisle was born in Los Angeles, California in 1956. At the age of seven Bob began taking private guitar lessons after his father had bought him a Montgomery Wards guitar on his seventh birthday.

Bob Carlisle's father was the greatest spiritual influence he has ever known or will ever know.

Carlisle truly enjoy writing and performing. Bob was introduced to Christian music in the early 70's during the time of the "Jesus Movement" in southern California At the age of sixteen, Bob joined with Erick Nelson to form the band, Good News, later joined the group, Psalm 150. Later, he went to college on a music scholarship and he began doing more and more recording session work as a singer, in Los Angeles.

Through this session work Bob was fortunate to have a relationship with songwriters, Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg (who wrote the song "True Colors", "Like a Virgin", and others).

Bob Carlisle was playing at a place called Rosie's in L.A., when one night, in the middle of a show, he just had to leave the stage. He felt his spirit had boiled to the point that he just couldn't do it anymore. Randy Thomas and songwriter, Sam Scott came to tell Bob they were starting a band, and to ask if he would consider being a part of it as lead singer. The band was later named Allies and were signed to Light Records before they had even finished their demo? Allies ran its course in 1992. There was no rift in the band, they just felt that it was time to put it to bed. Record sales weren't what they once were, and it was just time. It was time to move on.

Bob Carlisle is a man head over heels in love with his wife and kids. Bob says "My first calling from God is not to be a singer, but rather to be Jacque's husband and a faithful father to Brooke and Evan."

Bob's first solo project was the self-titled in 1993. In 1994, his second album The Hope of a Man was released, both on the Sparrow label. The Butterfly Kisses album was out in 1996. Carlisle signed with Diadem Records after completion of the first 2 albums. That album, originally titled Shades of Grace, was later re-released as Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) because of the success of the single. He co-wrote this song with former Allies partner Randy Thomas and for this they together won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Country Song. "Butterfly Kisses" also won a Dove Award for Song of the Year. This song was also a country chart single that same year for Jeff Carson and the Raybon Brothers.

The song "Butterfly Kisses" was written as a love letter from a dad to his sixteen-year-old daughter and it was designed for one person and one person only, Brooke Carlisle. Then almost overnight, Bob found himself battling for the No.1 spot on the Billboard which he won. 

Bob was co-owner of the short lived Butterfly Music Group, which included Christian Records among others.

Created by: siremidor on 26-July-2010 - Last Edited by siremidor on 13-July-2019

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