July 1st was the beginning of production on a new CD project slated to be released in the fall of 2014. We believe that the material is some of the best that we have had the opportunity to record in quite sometime. Tim has written 5 new songs and then we had to thrown in an old favorite that everyone knows, Jesus On The Mainline. Tim James who is producing the project, stated " You are going to hear growth with this recording, Tim & LaDonna have worked diligently to keep evolving the Bates Family brand, and I'm am thrilled to be a part of this endeavor" The production session on July 1st was to get arrangements done, on July 21st & 22nd tracking begins. Jeremy Medkiff will be playing guitars and bass, Rick Murray on drums, David Johnson as our utility player(fiddle,dobro,chelo etc.) and Tim James on piano & strings. This line up of musicians brings the experience and cohesiveness that is sure to be a winner to the listeners ear. Please pray that these new songs will encourage and inspire, and bring inspiration to a lost and hurting world. If the tracking session is anything like the production session we are gonna have a ball. LaDonna cried several times and Tim couldn't sing for smiling. The 10 song CD has been titled "That Day"