Bates Family Goes Top 40 In Singing News Charts.... 

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!!!

Bates Family #45 In The Singing News! 

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!

Bates Family Appears At The Diamond Awards. 

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!!

New CD Project In The Works. 

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!!!

New Release "You Are" Gaining Momentum. 

We have learned that our new radio release "You Are" is being very well received at radio all over the country. Also there have been over 100 churches that have contacted our office for sheet music for their praise teams to learn. We are so grateful that the song is blessing so many people. We love you all!!

"Ready Or Not" Debuts at #48 

The Bates Family has learned that their current radio release "Ready Or Not" has debut at the #48 position in the SGN Scoops Magazine Top 100 national chart for the month of July. "Ready Or Not" is a catchy up-tempo song that reminds the listener that "Ready Or Not" Jesus IS coming and that it pays to be ready. We are thrilled by the response the song is getting and look forward to seeing how far radio will take it. The Bates Family is promoted by the Hey Y'all Media company out of Heflin, Ala. Call your favorite Southern Gospel radio station and request it TODAY!

New Single Hits Radio.. 

The Bates Family has a new single coming to radio, it's called "Ready Or Not" This up tempo tune is very catchy with a simple message that says" Ready Or Not" Jesus is coming. The digital release was sent out on the April 7th and the hard copy will be shipped a week later. Be listening for it wherever your favorite southern gospel station is located. Call and request it TODAY!

Bates Family Adds Sound Engineer 

The Bates Family is proud to announce a new addition to their ministry team. His name is Jason Miner, he will be the groups sound engineer. Tim Bates stated "I'm am thrilled that Jason will be assuming this role for us, his vast knowledge of running sound will be a huge asset to our ministry. I have been praying for several months now that God would send us someone to help with the gear, the girls I travel with are lugging it around all the time,(without complaint I might add) and that really bothers me, now they won't have to do anything but set up our product tables and banners, and that really makes me feel good. He is a Godsend for sure". 

Jason Miner stated" What a joy and an honor to be working with the Bates Family. I have know them for years and really enjoy their ministry and now here I am a part of it. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds". Jason is married to his lovely wife Sarah and they reside in beautiful Glen Burnie, MD. So when you go see the Bates Family in person, make sure you make Jason feel welcome. After all, if the concert sounds great it's his fault, or if it's not so great it's his fault LOL.

"That Day" Climbs to #43 In The Singing News Charts 

The Bates Family have learned that their current single "That Day" has climbed to the #43 spot on the Singing News charts for the month of March. The song written by Tim Bates reminds the listener of what it was like the day they got saved and how everything changed by the power of the cross. It is destined to be the groups first Top 40 in the Singing News charts in their career." I'm elated that the song is being received well by so many people, it just goes to show that the message of the song is still what the listeners and radio programmers are looking for." Tim stated. Please call your local Southern Gospel station and request it today. 

Miracle Tour Kicks Off In January.. 

The award winning Bates Family is proud to announce the start of their NEW tour...."The Miracle Tour"  The tour is beginning in January and running through November. This tour will be focusing on the miracle of LaDonna's return to the ministry as well as sharing the miracles of Tim and Laykin and Heather.  "This group has been touched by the healing power of God and we feel lead to take our experiences to help encourage the body of Christ wherever that might take us." Tim stated. If your interested in hosting "The Miracle Tour" at your church or event please contact us as tour dates are filling fast and are on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to seeing everyone!!

Note: The dates reflected on our Bates Dates page does not depict availability, some dates are awaiting confirmation. Please contact us for available dates.