Pictured (L–R) are Front Row: BMLG Vice President, A&R Allison Jones; Republic Nashville recording artist Greg Bates; BMLG President & CEO Scott Borchetta; Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen and BMLG General Manger Andrew Kautz; Second Row: BMLG A&R Coordinator Shea Fowler; Effusion Entertainment’s Martha Earls and Mike Molinar Photo Credit: Mike Moore

Republic Nashville is proud to announce the signing of Greg Bates. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter joins Martina McBride, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band and Sunny Sweeney on the label roster.

“I am so excited to now be a part of the Republic Nashville family and thankful for Scott, Jimmy, Allison and everybody at the Big Machine Label Group. I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on!” said Bates.

“We could not be more proud to add Greg Bates to our roster of top country acts. The music Greg has been creating in the studio is spectacular and everyone at Republic Nashville is excited to share it with the industry next spring,” said Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen.

Growing up in Music City, the Nashville native was born with a natural tendency to write and sing. Bates continued developing his skills while attending Belmont University where his undeniable talent caught the attention of music industry tastemakers. Soon after graduation, Bates began “living the dream” after signing a co-publishing/artist development deal with Effusion Entertainment and Super 98 Music – the publishing arm of the Big Machine Label Group.

Currently, Bates is in the studio with producer Jimmy Ritchey recording new material for his debut project. He is weaving together a collection that will connect with today’s youthful audiences while still honoring his musical heroes such as Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait. Bates plans to co-write every song, putting him in an elite category with superstars such as Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley.

Bates has shared the stage with Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Willie Nelson, Kellie Pickler and Randy Travis, among others.