Billy Yates is a Nashville based, Grammy-nominated, 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, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen, 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 European CMA Male Vocalist of the Year. As an artist, Yates has had 13 number 1 singles on the European charts. 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.
As a record producer, Yates recently completed producing the critically acclaimed, "Music In My Heart" CD for Charley Pride, as is currently producing a "collaboration" project on the iconic country legend that includes artistst such as Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, and more.
Billy Yates currently stars in his own Branson, Missouri stage production, “Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Round”, at the legendary Shepherd of the Hills Playhouse Theatre in Branson, where Yates brings in two Nashville hit songwriters each week to perform their hits and share the stories that inspired them. This UNSCRIPTED, UNPLUGGED, and UNBELIEVABLE show runs three days on select weeks this season thru early December. Be sure to visit www.HitSongwritersInTheRound.com to see the complete schedule.
Billy Yates has released eleven CD’s on his own M.O.D. Record Label, including his latest release, “Melodies and Memories” which was released in 2016.