New Radio Single Drops On September 29th! 

The Bates Family is pleased to announce the shipping of their new radio single "We Need A Revival" on the 29th of September. This song was written by Tim and John Darrin Rowsey. This up tempo tune is destined to be another hit for the Bates Family, it's message is timely in a world that is full of sorrow and discouragement and division. One thing is for sure WE NEED A REVIVAL!!

New CD Project Coming Soon!! 

We are thrilled to announce that our new CD project is coming along nicely. We will be announcing the drop date in the weeks ahead. It will be readily available on all digital platforms in addition to our website. We can't wait for you to hear these new songs. It will be a must add to your Bates Family Collection.

“He Never Gave Up” Hits Radio 

We are pleased to announce our new single going to radio in January. It’s entitled “He Never Gave Up” this beautiful ballad is full of encouragement and it will leave you having even more confidence in the overwhelming love of God. LaDonna’s delivery is so vulnerable and sincere, this is a must have to add to your collection of Bates Family music. Please call your local southern gospel station and request it today,

Singing News Magazine Chooses Bates Family. 

The Bates Family has learned that the Singing News Magazine has chosen them to be a part of their " Just Call It Southern" artist disc for 2021.Rick Francis of the Singing News stated " We are thrilled to have this wonderful family to be a part of our national campaign, they represent the quality that we look for to coincide with our efforts in keeping this wonderful music alive and well and in front of all of our subscribers." The Singing News Magazine has been around for decades and is considered the official voice of the gospel music charts. The song chosen is their Top 40 smash hit "Somewhere Prayin"  written by Tim Bates and Steven Cheney. "We are so grateful for this incredible opportunity to represent this industry that we love so much, God has touched so many lives with this song and now with this venture even more lives will be impacted" Tim Bates stated. The Bates Family are one of forty that have been selected.


Bates Dates Suspended For 2020 

All Bates Family dates have been cancelled for the 2020 touring season because of the Covid 19 Pandemic. We look forward to seeing all of you in 2021. We are scheduling dates NOW for 2021. We are only doing 90 dates per year and it is first come first serve. We would love to be a part of your church service or events. Blessings!

Back To Back #1 Positions 

The Bates Family has just learned that their current single "Somewhere Prayin" has gone number one back to back in the months of July and August at the Harbor Radio Network.  The president of Harbor Radio stated " This song has not only touched our loyal listener base, but it has personally effected me and I have gained strength from it. It is no surprise that it is still number one on our network, it is a great song!" We our elated that this song has touched so many people, God has a way of using lyrics to help encourage and strengthen the body of Christ.  

Somewhere Prayin Goes Top 40 

We have learned that our current radio single has jumped from #68 to #38 in the Singing News national charts. What a thrill for us to have our second Top 40 and is still climbing! This song has touched so many people and we are so grateful for the overwhelming response. There is still power in prayer. 

Somewhere Prayin' Hits Radio 

The Bates Family are proud to announce the release of their new radio single "Somewhere Prayin" This song has already touched so many people at their live concerts that are broken and feel so irrelevant in life. Written by Tim Bates, the message is sure to resonate with the listener. Hitting radio at the end of Feb...Please be sure and call your favorite southern gospel radio station and  request it. This beautiful power ballad is destined to be the Bates Family's next big hit!! 

Laykin Bates To Fill The Role Of Third Part... 

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. 

Dinner With The King Hits Radio.... 

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  to download  the single  or the complete project. Call your local Southern Gospel station and request it today.