Chanteur Country US n Jeffrey Wayne Bates, le 19 Septembre 1963 Bunker Hill (Mississippi).

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 : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Country, Country-Pop

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



2002 CD RCA RDJ69180-2 (US) (promo)

The Love Song (single version) / The Love Song (single version)

10/2005 CD RCA 69218 (US) Good People
2005 CD RCA 82876-76271-2 (US) (romo) No Shame / No Shame / No Shame


1994 CD Oakwood One OK 1819 (US)

Country's My Middle Name - Jeff Bates & Southern Storm - Country's My Middle Name / Pull Me Out Of The Water / Crystal Clear / Someone To Watch Over Me / After All / Change Of Pace / Watching His Son Going Down / I've Got A Woman / Make Me Weak / My Boot Scootin' Baby

05/2003 CD RCA RCA07863-67071-2 (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
06/2005 CD RCA ? (US) (promo) REVISED - Good People / Designated Drinker / No Shame / That'll Get You Ten / Woman You Walked On / Rub It In / One Second Chance / What I Know / I Can't Write That / Blood, Sweat And Beer / Mama Was A Lot Like Jesus / Long Slow Kisses
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

Me And Conway - Me And Conway / Don't Take It Away / Sleepin' In / She's Got A Single Thing In Mind / If Heaven Had A Phone / I'd Love To Lay You Down / That Thing We Do / That's My Job / Slow Burn / Lost In The Feeling / Heaven Is A Hell Of A Woman / After The Fire Is Gone

Rocky Productions 16/11/2021