Country musician Billy Yates rolled the dice in 2001 when he walked from Columbia Information Nashville to create his own firm, M.O.D. (MY VERY OWN Damn) Record Label. At that time it was unusual in Music Town for an musician to make this kind of move. Yates’ decision to look unbiased was brazen taking into consideration the reality the vocalist/songwriter had however to build a lot of a group of fans while agreed upon to a significant label. Throughout a ending up in (after that) Columbia Nashville label key Allen Butler, Yates voiced his desire to create an old-school nation album clear of the limitations of a significant corporation. Once it had been apparent that Yates wasn’t departing to become listed on a competitor’s roster, Butler released the vocalist from his agreement. The very following day, Yates started focus on what would become his initial indie discharge, the critically acclaimed EASILY Could RETURN BACK (2001). Born right into a musical family members, Yates got his begin performing alongside his dad (Weekend mornings before cathedral) on an area radio program. The near future nation star was raised on a plantation, where the family members “lived from the property” and elevated its “meat, pork and chicken.” A reliable diet plan of hardcore nation — performers like Jim Reeves, Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard — helped type the musical base which Yates would afterwards build his profession. At one stage too shy to execute in public areas, Yates ultimately summoned the courage to strategy who owns the Lake Wappapello Opry in Wappapello, Missouri. An impromptu efficiency of Ricky Skaggs’ “Cryin’ My Center Out Over You” earned the youthful performer an area on the every week show. After 3 years (where time he started making regular excursions to Nashville), Yates arrived a movie theater gig in Western world Plains, Missouri. Following a short stint in university, Yates went to barber college. Once he received his barber’s permit, the vocalist returned house, where for five years he lower hair in your day, performed music for the weekends, and proved helpful at an area radio place in the evenings. In 1987, Yates produced the proceed to Nashville and agreed upon a publishing cope with Hori Pro Entertainment. The wordsmith’s initial cuts being a songwriter emerged when legendary nation musician George Jones documented two Yates compositions for his 1992 record Wall space Can Fall, including “I Don’t Want Your Rockin’ Seat,” the 1993 Nation Music Association’s Vocal Event of the entire year. Jones would afterwards consider the Yates-penned “Options” in to the Best 30 on the united states charts. The track gained Yates and co-writer Mike Curtis a Grammy nomination. Even more cuts arrived for Yates while he pursued his personal record offer. Almo Seems released the singer’s self-titled debut in 1997. The album’s 1st solitary, the riveting “Plants,” cemented Yates’ status like a traditionalist. Unfortunately, Almo Seems folded prior to the vocalist could set up himself in the united states music community. Yates would ultimately indication with Columbia Information Nashville. Following a few fake begins, and after years for the major-label home treadmill, Yates made a decision to keep Columbia and type his very own record label. The vocalist/songwriter created five critically lauded studio room albums and something hits package deal (Favorites) between 2001-2008, including masterstroke choices Tranquility Man (2005) so in retrospect I Operate (2008). While achievement like a performer offers basically eluded him in america, Yates has generated a big and loyal pursuing in European countries, where he loved strike singles and sold-out trips. In 2006, Yates and California businessman Scott Hacker partnered to create Smokin’ Grapes Music Posting, a company centered from Nashville, Tennessee. Yates’ tunes have been documented by various performers including Gary Allan, Tracy Lawrence, George Strait, Sara Evans, and Kenny Chesney.