Bob Carlisle

Bob Carlisle (born September 29, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a Grammy Award and Dove Award-winning American musician who performs Christian music. He performed with several bands, most notably Allies and Billy Thermal, before launching a solo career. He has two children, Brooke and Evan.

Carlisle is best known for his hit song “Butterfly Kisses”, which appeared on his third solo album. 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.



Year Title Chart Positions
1993 Bob Carlisle 16        
1994 Hope of a Man          
1996 Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) 1 1 1 6 1
1998 Stories from the Heart 7 191      
1999 That Wonderful Someone          
2000 Nothing but the Truth          
2002 The Best of Bob Carlisle:
Butterfly Kisses & Other Stories


Year Title Chart Positions Album
US AC US Country CAN AC CAN Country CAN
1997 “Butterfly Kisses” 1 45 1 52 25 Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace)
1999 “That Wonderful Someone” (with Patsy Cline) Duets Volume 1 (Patsy Cline album)

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