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Ty Bates / Press

“Ty's a great songwriter and soulful singer with a lot of success ahead of him!”

Moby In The Morning

“Ty had a 2 page featured story after winning The "Sing it Like Jake" contest where he shared the stage with Jake Owen and Little Big Town.”

Country Weekly

“Ty Bates won the Overall Artist of the Year. 2011 was a great year for Ty as he won the "Sing it like Jake" contest and opened for Jake Owen early in the year. He again opened for Lonestar at Wild Bills during the summer. Also, he was hired by the Carolina Opry. He performed there for two months, then returned back to Georgia. He was invited by Kicks in Atlanta to perform at the Atlanta Finals of the Texaco Colgate Country Showdown.”

“Interview with "CBSNews Atlanta - Better Mornings Atlanta"”

“Ty Bates of Hampton, Ga., has won a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform live on-stage with country music star Jake Owen in front of Jake’s hometown crowd in Vero Beach, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 10. Out of the more than 70 video performances submitted in the LongHorn Steakhouse “Sing It Like Jake” online talent contest, Bates’ rendition of “Startin’ With Me” was voted by Jake and a panel of judges as the top, grand-prize winning video, in addition to receiving the most votes from visitors to LongHorn’s Facebook page. “Ty’s performance of ‘Startin’ With Me’ captured the true spirit of the ‘Sing It Like Jake’ contest, showing originality, individual spirit and genuine talent,” said Shelly Welch, senior vice president of brand marketing for LongHorn Steakhouse. “We’re honored to fulfill Ty’s dreams of experiencing life as a country music star, including an exclusive on-stage performance with the talented Jake Owen.””