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This EP is Mastered for iTunes. Nashville native Greg Bates is a young country artist following in the old-school traditions of such icons as Alan Jackson, George Strait and Dwight Yoakum. His self-titled debut EP boasts skilled songcraft, down-home vocals and polished, radio-friendly production. Writing or co-writing all five tunes, Bates avoids rebel posturing in favor of songs embracing love, family and the call of the road. The single “Did It For the Girl” shows off his way with an open-hearted love anthem, tossing in a salute to Strait’s 1982 hit “Marina Del Ray” for good measure. Also on the romantic side are “Fill in the Blank” (a teasingly sexy tune that could be this season’s answer to Brad Paisley’s “Ticks”) and “Lost in Caroline” (a ballad celebrating the joys of warm love on a cold night). Bates puts some drive into his country sound with the galloping “Go Time” and offers a sensitive portrait of a younger sibling in “Brothers.” All told, Bates shows considerable maturity and confidence in these tracks, marking him as one of country’s more promising newcomers.

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Greg Bates EP

You'll be tapping your toes and looking for a dance partner with all these great songs. Greg is on his way to the TOP! Can't wait to hear more from him and anxiously awaiting his new music video "Did It For The Girl".

Out of the Park Homerun!

Outstanding new songs that are already my new favs! I'm already ready for more. 👍👍👍

Great new artist!!!!

Just heard your name on the radio yesterday. Love your songs. Especially Brothers which both my teenage boys love. Great job! Making country music proud!


Born: September 25, 1987 in Nashville, TN

Genre: Country

Years Active: '10s

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Greg Bates was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, the heart, soul, and center of country music. He grew up with country music, from songwriter rounds to charity nights to local dances, and he quickly developed the chops as a writer and singer to fit right in with that city's long and cherished musical history. Influenced by George Strait, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, and Dwight Yoakam, the so-called new traditionalists of the '90s, Bates absorbed it all while...
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  • $5.25
  • Genres: Country, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 2012

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