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!!