Many hope that a successful co-writing session will result in a hit, but for the “Did It For The Girl” crooner, Greg Bates, one session led to a chance meeting with his now wife. Flash forward several years and on May 2nd, 2015, among close family and friends, the Nashville recording artist married fellow singer-songwriter, Shelley Skidmore. After a Valentine’s Day 2014 engagement, the couple chose to wed in the bride’s hometown of Stanton, Kentucky.
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Greg Bates and his girlfriend of two years, Shelley Skidmore are officially engaged. The proposal took place this past Valentines Day at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stanton, KY, the church that Skidmore grew up in. The couple is planning a wedding for May 2015.
Bates, known for his hit single, “Did It for the Girl” is currently working on new material and will be hitting the studio in April to work with Grammy winning producers Frank Rogers and Shane McAnally.
Clay Walker, along with pals Craig Campbell and Greg Bates, raised more than $12,000 during the fourth annual Chords of Hope benefit concert held at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on October 30th. The concert was hosted by Clay’s charity Band Against MS (BAMS) and all proceeds were donated to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to aid in MS research and awareness.
The nationally syndicated & Hallmark Channel lifestyle television program, The Better Show featured a segment about the event including performance footage and interviews with the artists today. The segment can now be viewed here.
Band Against MS, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3), or not-for-profit, public charity committed to providing educational information for those living with Multiple Sclerosis, funding programs researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, and funding programs helping those living with the disease. Clay Walker established BAMS in February 2003 because he wanted to help others living with the same disease he has battled since 1996. To date BAMS, http://www.bandagainstms.org, has raised more than 2 million dollars.
Greg Bates Becomes Honarary Friends & Family Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – Photo of the Day
Greg Bates was invited to become an honorary “Friends and Family” member of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Growing up in Music City, the Nashville native was born with a natural tendency to write and sing. Greg Bates continued developing his skills while attending Belmont University where his undeniable talent caught the attention of music industry tastemakers. Soon after graduation, Bates signed a co-publishing/artist development deal with Effusion Entertainment and Super 98 Music (now Big Machine Music). Bates self-titled EP includes the Top 5 hit, “Did It For The Girl” and recent single, “Fill In The Blank.” His music has been featured on the ABC hit drama “NASHVILLE.” He has also shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Kellie Pickler and most Brantley Gilbert.
For more information about Greg Bates, please visit www.gregbatesofficial.com.
For more information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, please visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org. The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Membership donations support the not-for-profit Museum’s mission.
Photo (back – from L to R): Marc Dennis (CAA), Jeff Krones (CAA), Nikki Burns (Big Machine Label Group), Martha Earls (Sandbox Entertainment), Rachel Weingartner (Membership Manager, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum), Pamela Johnson (Vice President of Development, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum), Jay Orr (Vice President of Museum Programs, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) and Greg Bates
Photo Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum