Billy Yates is a Nashville based, Grammy-nominated, singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by artists such as George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, Sara Evans, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, John Michael Montgomery, Daryle Singletary, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Chesnutt, 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 style of Country Music has created thousands of fans who attend his sold-out concerts in about every European Country. In recent years he was 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.
Yates has been featured on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry 49 times and has also appeared on TV shows such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion.
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.
"When I asked the question, 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes", it was before I knew about Billy Yates. When it comes to great country singers and great country songwriters, they don't get any better than Billy. I guess you could say the ol' possum is a Billy Yates fan!" -- George Jones