Billy Yates FACTS: BIRTHDATE: March 13 BIRTHPLACE: Doniphan, Missouri, Population: 1,700 Billy painted the murals on two of George Jones' tour buses. After years of performing on a Sunday morning radio show with his parents, Billy later worked 7-midnight as a disc jockey at that same Missouri station. Wrote the CMA Award's 'Vocal Event of the Year' for George Jones, 'I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair.' Was nominated for a Grammy for writing the George Jones hit 'Choices.' Billy has fourty-plus songs recorded by the likes of George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Joe Nichols, Gary Allan, Tracy Lawrence, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Diffie, Daryle Singletary, Ricochet, Ricky Van Shelton, David Allan Coe, and George Jones. His peers have awarded him multiple NSAI awards for his songwriting abilities. Billy has written and sung national jingles for companies including Chevy Trucks, Ford Trucks, Pepsi-Cola, Heinz 57, Slick 50, and Kellogg's. He is currently recording for his own, M.O.D. Record Label in Nashville, Tennessee and playing to sold-out crowds all over Europe.
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