Jeff Bates

Jeff Bates Honored by State of Mississippi
Jeff Bates is no stranger to adversity. The 50 year old has battled many personal and professional struggles throughout his life, including overcoming a powerful drug addiction just as his country music career was taking off.
Hank Cochran Documentary Spotlights Songwriter’s Legacy
Hank Cochran was one of the most prolific and successful songwriters to call Nashville home. The man who penned "Make the World Go Away," "The Chair," "I Fall to Pieces" and "Don't Touch Me" was celebrated Wednesday night (April 25), with the premiere of "Hank Cochran: Livin' For a Song" at the Nashville Film Festival...
Jaron, Frankie Ballard, Grascals + More Reveal 2011 Resolutions
Exercise more and eat less -- that may be the most common New Year's resolution, but that's not exactly what we heard when we asked about the resolutions of some of country's brightest stars! Here are a few of our favorite celebrity plans for 2011: Jaron and the Long Road to Love: "To end the long road to love...
Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan Are Inspirational
The Inspirational Country Music Awards have announced their nominees, and several of country's biggest names have made the list. Carrie Underwood and Craig Morgan lead the pack with nominations in three major categories each: Inspirational Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Mainstream Country Artist...
Trace Adkins Is ‘Back in Town’ With New Album
Trace Adkins' highly-anticipated new album, 'Cowboy's Back in Town,' hits stores nationwide on August 17. The 11-track album is filled with the kind of music Trace's fans have come to expect from the country superstar -- crowd pleasing rompers mixed with heartfelt ballads, all delivered with honesty that resonates through his booming baritone...
Jeff Bates and Wife Kelly Welcome Baby Girl
Congratulations are in order for Jeff Bates and his wife, Kelly, who welcomed their first child on Monday (April 12). Brianna Nadine Bates made her entrance into the world two and a half weeks early at Nashville's Baptist Hospital at 11:11 PM, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 inches long...
Matt Kennon Discovers Shocking Details About His Adoption
Newcomer Matt Kennon identifies with such fellow country singers as Jimmy Wayne, Jeff Bates and Rodney Atkins, who were either adopted or were at some point in the foster care system. The Georgia native was adopted at birth by two loving parents, who had previously lost three of their four biological children to a house fire...

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