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Billy Yates: about


Billy Yates is a Nashville based singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by artists such as George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, John Michael Montgomery, Daryle Singletary, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent, and more.

Yates also co-wrote the George Jones classics, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and the Grammy-award winning, “Choices”.

A seasoned entertainer, Billy Yates also tours Europe extensively where his traditional style of Country Music has created thousands of fans who attend his sold-out concerts in about every European Country. He was recently named the ECMA Male Vocalist of the Year. Yates holds the distinct honor of being one of the first American artists to perform in China’s former Capitol city, Xian. He is also the first American artist to be featured on the popular, Irish TV documentary, Opry an luir and is the first American artist to record in the traditional Irish Gaelic language.

Currently, Billy has his own award-winning show, BILLY YATES' HIT SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND, at the Americana Theatre in Branson, Missouri, where each week, he brings two of his Nashville songwriting buddies to Branson to perform their hits and share the stories that inspired those hits. See who Billy's guests are and get tickets at or by calling 417-544-8700.

Billy Yates has released ten CD’s on his own M.O.D. Record Label, including his latest release, “Melodies and Memories” which was released this past year and is only available in Branson at his shows there.



GIVEN NAME: Billy Wayne Yates

BORN: March 13, 1963, Doniphan, Missouri

FAMILY: Wife - Nancy / Son - Grayson / Parents - Bill & Norma / Brother - Rick

VITAL STATISTICS: Height: 5'10 ½" Weight: 170 lbs.

EYES: Blue

HAIR: Brown


HOBBIES: Art (pencil, watercolor, pen and ink portraits), Collecting vintage guitars, Working with wood, Gardening


RECORD LABEL: M.O.D. Record Label (current); Curb Records, Almo Sounds, Columbia Records (past)

PRODUCER: Billy Yates (current); Garth Fundis, Blake Chancey, Luke Wooten, Ray Baker (past)

PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS: "I Smell Smoke”, “Flowers” - Almo Sounds; “What Do You Want From Me Now” - Columbia Records; "Better Every Beer", "On My Way (The Norway Song)", "Only One George Jones"- M.O.D. Record Label, "Just Be You" - M.O.D Record Label, "She's Got Me Drinkin' Again" with Richard Lynch - M.O.D. Record Label

COMMERCIALS: Billy has written and/or sang national commercials for these companies: Chevy Trucks, Ford Trucks, Kellogg's, Slick 50, Heinz 57, Seven Eleven, and Pepsi Cola

Connect with Billy at or via snail mail at:

Billy Yates International Fan Club
P.O. Box 864
White House, TN 37188