Buddy Bates - Tenor Singer

Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH
Currently Resides: Fairfield, OH 
Birth Date: 08/20 
Family: Wife Lisa Daughters Suzanne (Derek), Christina (Justin), and Adrienne (Josh) Sons Kyle and Brandon Grandsons Lincoln and Winston Granddaughter Marijke 
Previous Groups: The Crownsmen, Stone Ridge Quartet, Mercy River Boys, Ball Family, New Creations  
Favorite Food: Thai and Pizza 
Favorite Restaurant:  Sawasdee Thai and Fred’s Pizza 
Favorite Singer(s): Danny Funderburk, Rosie Rozell, Bill Baize, Pat Hoffmaster, David Phelps and Steve Perry. 
Favorite Movie: Sling Blade and Rocky 1 & 2 
Favorite Group(s): Cathedrals, Gold City, Statesmen, Blackwood Brothers, Stamps 
Favorite Hymn: It Is Well 
Favorite Style Music: My Favorite is Southern Gospel, but I love all styles and types of music.  Well… except Bluegrass and Rap.  I pretty much just love music and feel as an artist you need to pull from all genres to be well rounded 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Beach 
Favorite TV Show: Andy Griffith and Breaking Bad 
Hobbies: Spending time with family and watching sons play soccer 
People Most Admired: My Mom, my wife Lisa, and my friend Doug Spears
Favorite Bible Verse:  Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”