Billy Yates is a Nashville based singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by artists such as George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, John Michael Montgomery, Daryle Singletary, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent, and more.
Yates also co-wrote the George Jones classics, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and the Grammy-award winning, “Choices”.
A seasoned entertainer, Billy Yates also tours Europe extensively where his traditional style of Country Music has created thousands of fans who attend his sold-out concerts in about every European Country. He was recently named the ECMA Male Vocalist of the Year. Yates holds the distinct honor of being one of the first American artists to perform in China’s former Capitol city, Xian. He is also the first American artist to be featured on the popular, Irish TV documentary, Opry an luir and is the first American artist to record in the traditional Irish Gaelic language.
Currently, Billy has his own award-winning show, BILLY YATES’ HIT SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND, at the Americana Theatre in Branson, Missouri, where each week, he brings two of his Nashville songwriting buddies to Branson to perform their hits and share the stories that inspired those hits. See who Billy’s guests are and get tickets at www.HitSongwritersInTheRound.com or by calling 417-544-8700.
Billy Yates has released ten CD’s on his own M.O.D. Record Label, including his latest release, “Melodies and Memories” which was released this past year and is only available in Branson at his shows there.
Clay Cooper has been performing for Branson audiences since the age of 16, originally coming to Branson to perform with a kid’s band known as the Texas Goldminors. Clay loved singing and playing bass, and loved meeting new people. What better place to do it than Branson! He continued performing in several Branson shows and now celebrates his 33rd season performing. Clay hangs out after every show, greeting the audience and meeting new fans!