With a voice reminiscent of and capable of the acrobatics of Stevie Wonder
, contemporary gospel singer and songwriter Tim Bowman, Jr.
was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan in a musical family. His father, Tim Bowman
, is a Billboard-charting jazz/gospel musician, and his paternal aunt is popular gospel singer Vickie Winans
. He grew up singing in church choirs, and as a teenager was featured on his aunt's single "How I Got Over," which reached number three on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart. After graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, he released his debut album, 2012's Beautiful, on Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records
. Produced by his father and reflecting influences of pop, soul, R&B, and alternative rock, the album was well received, hitting the Top Ten of the Gospel Albums chart. "He Will," from the album, featured Vickie Winans
and appeared on the Gospel Songs chart. In 2014, he signed with Lifestyle Music Group
, and the celebratory single "I'm Good" was released in the spring of 2015. The following year saw Bowman, Jr. release the acclaimed Listen, which brought home a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi