Chanteur Country US né Jeffrey Wayne Bates, le 19 Septembre 1963 à Mobile (Alabama).
Jeff Bates was only 17 when he entered a honky tonk in his hometown of Bunker Hill, MS. He wasn't there for the smoking, drinking, or rabble-rousing; he was there to audition, hoping to land a show or two. The audience went wild for his voice — a mix of Barry White, Elvis Presley, and Otis Redding — and before he knew it, Bates was offered a six-nights-a-week gig. Everything pointed to Nashville, but before he would get there, Bates had to battle a crippling methamphetamine addiction that eventually landed him in jail. He had a spiritual awakening while locked up and emerged from jail not only clean and sober but also driven and ambitious in a way he never was before. Moving to Nashville and working extra hard, Bates caught the ear of the RCA label and landed a deal in 2002. The label issued his debut, Rainbow Man, in 2003 and his sophomore effort, Good People, in 2005. He kicked off the promotional campaign for his 2006 release Leave the Light On by performing the album's single, "One Second Chance," live at the Grand Old Opry.
Talents : Singer, Guitar
Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Country, Country-Pop
Years in activity :
|10/2005||CD RCA 69218 (US)||Good People|
|05/2003||CD RCA 67071 (US)||RAINBOW MAN - Country Enough / The Love Song / Long Slow Kisses / Lovin' Like That / I Wanna Make You Cry / Your Lovin' Talks To Me / My Mississippi / Already Spent / Rainbow Man / My Inlaws Are Outlaws / The Wings Of Mama's Prayers|
|04/2006||CD RCA 78801 (US)||LEAVE THE LIGHT ON - Long, Slow Kisses / Rub It In / No Shame / Hands On Man / Leave The Light On / That'll Get You Ten / The Woman He Walked On / One Second Chance / Good People / I Can't Write That / What I Know / Mama Was A Lot Like Jesus|
|04/2008||CD BLACK RIVER BRM2098 (US)||JEFF BATES - I Can't Have Nothing Nice / Lonesome / One Thing / A Country Girl Can / Riverbank / Chevy Don't Let Me Down / Don't Hate Me For Loving You / My Wave / Some Days / He Wasn't Like Us / Dead Or Alive / Country Man / Somebody's Falling|
|02/2011||CD BLACK RIVER ? (US)||ONE DAY CLOSER - The Rapture / Living Stones / One Day Closer / Wayfaring Stranger / Life's Railway To Heaven / If You Could See Me Know|
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