Billy Yates is also one fine honky tonk singer. After a string of efforts at a number of labels that began with a developmental deal at RCA in the mid ’80s, plus full recording contracts at Curb Records, Almo Sounds (which produced his Top 20 hit “Flowers”) and Columbia Records, Billy now has 10 CDs to his credit, including the critically acclaimed Only One George Jones.
Years of working with so many major companies provided Billy with the education and tools needed to operate his own M.O.D. (My Own Damn) Record Label. He tours Europe extensively where the recently named European CMA Male Vocalist of the Year also dominates the airplay charts there with his smooth style of traditional country music.
Billy is also a frequent guest of the Grand Ole Opry. “The Grand Ole Opry is something that I grew up on,” he says. “I’ll never forget my Opry debut several years ago. It was one of the best days of my life. I tell other performers that are about to experience their Opry debut to savor the moment. There’s only one first time!”