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Jeff Bates

©Jeff Bates/RLG
Born: Jan 1, 1964 in AL
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Genre: Country
Biography: 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 -- ...Read full biography
Leave The Light On
Released: 2006
Label: RCA Nashville/RLG
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On his second album, Leave the Light On, Jeff Bates remains an appealing singer, blessed with a smooth, deep baritone that gives his music an earthiness even when it gets a little bit sappy. But if his ...Read full review
Rainbow Man
Released: 2003
Label: RCA Nashville/RLG
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I have no idea if Nashville is looking for a Barry White to call their own, but judging from his debut album, it seems as if Jeff Bates wants to be the new multi-racial love man of country music. Rainbow ...Read full review
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