The Bates Family has announced that Tim and LaDonna's daughter Laykin will be filling the role of the 3rd vocalist for the group. Tim stated " We are so excited to see our daughter step into this role for our ministry, she has been taking piano lessons for a while and it has helped her vocals progress as well. She is now able to sustain her lead notes even with harmony built around her. LaDonna and I are eager to see her grow in the ministry and are excited for everyone to hear her." We want to say publicly to Heather Meade who has been with us for almost 4 yrs. thank you so much for your loyalty, commitment, and sacrifices and not to mention the countless memories we have made together. You have been a wonderful asset to our ministry and we honor you and love you deeply. Good luck with your future endeavors and may the Lord continue to use you to build the kingdom. Please pray for us as we enter this new season, that we will be diligent in walking through the doors that has been opened for us.
The Bates Family are so excited about their new radio single "Dinner With The King" hitting radio next week. This song was written by Tim Bates and co- written by Tammie Herring who has over 65 cuts performed by industry leaders such as The Tribute Quartet, Dove Brothers, The Hyysongs and others. Tim stated " It was so fun writing with Tammie, I think we laughed more than we wrote. We knew this song was special when the final draft was finished and we had a feeling that this would be great for radio". Dinner With The King is found on the latest Bates Family project entitled "Miracles" visit www.batesfamilygospel.org to download the single or the complete project. Call your local Southern Gospel station and request it today.
The Bates Family has learned that their current single "All That Heaven Holds" has jumped to #62 in the Singing News Magazine charts. The song has only been out for two months and debut at #138 . "We are thrilled that radio is supporting us, their support is vital to what we are trying to accomplish for the kingdom." Tim Bates stated. "All That Heaven Holds" is off of their new cd release entitled " Miracles" Please call and request it today, let's see if we can go Top 40!!!!
The Bates Family has learned that they will be the featured artists on the world famous #1 syndicated gospel music show The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil. This is a joint effort in promoting the new cd project "Miracles" as well as going in depth the last 2 years with LaDonna's stroke experience. We are thrilled that the show has shown an interest in our family and ministry. We thank God for this incredible opportunity.
Our New CD Project "Miracles" is now available at our online store. Please visit the store and get ya one TODAY!!!
Our brand new radio release "Rejoice" has been released to radio. This song was written by John Rowsey and Nancy Banfield. It is full of energy and carries a fantastic message. We have already started to receive very favorable reviews from radio. Please call and request it at your local SG station. Thanks guys!!
We have learned that our current radio release "You Are" has jumped from #45 to #40 in the Singing News charts. We are beyond thrilled to see what God is doing with this song in so many people's lives. Thank you radio for standing with us and playing our music. And thank you to all who called and requested it. We love you all dearly!!!
We have learned that our current radio release "You Are" has reached the #45 spot on the Singing News national charts. And by all indicators it looks like it's going to go Top 40. We are so grateful for all the support that has been shown to our family. Thank you radio for playing it and thank you all for requesting it!! We love you dearly!
The Bates Family has learned that they will appearing at this years Creekside Convention for the Diamond Awards Show held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN and will be presenting the award for this years Bluegrass Gospel Music's Male Vocalist Of The Year. And will also be performing Wednesday night. They have also been nominated in this years Top 5 for Sunrise Trio Of The Year . What an honor to be voted by fans of gospel music everywhere. We cherish the opportunities to do what we love and what a blessing for us to see God's hand move in people's lives. This has been a great year for us, God has blessed The Miracle Tour and we couldn't be happier with the results at our altar calls. So blessed to be surrounded by good people. Can't wait to see what the future holds!! We love you all!!
We are so excited to announce that we have been working really hard on our new studio project entitled "What A Miracle Feels Like". We cannot wait to share these 10 new songs with everyone. We will keep you posted on the street date and I Tunes, Spotify, CD Baby releases as well. We love you all!!!