Music has always been a part of Bruce Hibbard's life. Growing up in a
musically diverse family allowed him to be introduced to different
instruments and varied styles of music at a very early age. His
parents have been involved in church work in Oklahoma City for over 45
years. Bruce began playing in church at the age of 12 and was writing
Christian music by his late teens. As his musical talents developed,
he began working with other local musicians, playing in groups such as
Ascension and Sonlight. By his early twenties, Bruce was involved with
and traveled extensively with The Amplified Version, The Paul Clark
Band and Phil Keaggy and pursued his own personal artistry. Some of
Bruce's early musical friends and mentors were Harlan Rodgers, Hadley
Hockensmith, Bill Maxwell, Kelly Willard, Jonathan David Brown and
Keith Edwards, all of whom resided in Oklahoma City during those days.
A Light Within, Bruce's first album, was released in 1977. This
project contained many songs that were recorded by other artists. He
was soon signed by Word Records as a staff writer and his position
eventually led to an artist deal. In 1981 Word released Bruce's second
album on the Myrrh label, Never Turnin' Back. Co-written and produced
by Hadley Hockensmith, Never Turnin' Back was a critically acclaimed
CCM album which produced three hit singles. You're So Good To Me, a #1
single, remained in the top ten on national Christian radio for over
two months. Bruce's extensive writing career includes covers by Amy
Grant, Jaci Velasquez, Scott Wesley Brown, The Imperials, Andrus
Blackwood and Company and many more.
Bruce Hibbard continues to write, sing and produce. In 2000,
Time Waits, a pop jazz offering, on his own label VIZOR MUSIC. Now in
2008, Bruce brings his Christian music back to the forefront with a
compilation of old and new songs on Heaven's Gold Collection.
He has been blessed to have had two wonderful daughters. Melissa
is married and currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She and her
husband are film makers and have created several documentaries and
full feature films. Melanie has preceded us all to Heaven and she will
be forever loved and remembered. Her art is a gift to us all.
is married and is living in Salt Lake City, Utah. His wife, Julie, is
a doctor and has been an important part of his music. She has
co-written many of the songs on Time Waits and Heaven's Gold and has
performed as a background vocalist on the projects.