Chris Yates was born in the small town of Newburgh Indiana. He first picked up a guitar at the age of 15 when he played in his local church youth band. His father worked on the local country radio stations in his hometown, so growing up with country music was a big part of his life throughout his younger years. He first started writing and performing country music in 2007 and has shown no signs of slowing down. His strong passion for entertaining has fueled the fire which will one day hopefully send him to the next level in his music career.