Bruce 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 1970’s. 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, or Bluegrass Gospel Album.
In 2012, Carroll co-wrote the piece “Hands of Hope” with David Meece and David L. Cook, which reached number one on the RadioactiveAirplay.comcharts in May 2012.[The song was used as the theme song for Turning Point Centers for Domestic Violence. On May 5, 2012, the song was nominated for a Southeast Emmy for Best Arrangement/Composition.
For 15 years, Carroll was the worship leader at Hope Presbyterian Church located in Cordova, Tennessee. He is currently finishing an album of updated versions of some of his early songs with producer Monroe Jones and an album of all new material that Carroll himself is co-producing with his son Taylor Carroll. Carroll and his wife Nikki are longtime residents of Memphis, Tennessee.