Pictured (L-R): Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen, Effusion Entertainment’s Martha Earls, Republic Nashville’s Mark Gray, Greg Bates, Stacy Blythe, Megan Knutson, Kelsey Chandler, Nikki Burns, Producer Jimmy Ritchey, and Effusion Entertainment’s Mike Molinar (Photos Courtesy of Republic Nashville)

One of Greg Bates’ biggest dreams came true Friday night (4/27), as he took the stage at the historic Grand Ole Opry to make his debut. He performed his new single, “Did It For The Girl,” which he co-wrote. The song was the second most added single at radio the week of its release with 29 adds, just behind Superstar Keith Urban.

“I have always dreamed of playing The Opry. Just to stand in that famous circle where so many legends before me have performed was an absolutely amazing experience,” said Bates. “Thank you, Pete for the incredible opportunity.”

The crowd was full of family and friends, all supporting the Nashville native. He dedicated his second song of the night, “Brothers” to one very special guest, his brother, who he wrote the song about.

“Did It For The Girl,” is now available at iTunes and can be purchased HERE.  A full-length album is expected later this year.