His voice reminds me a bit of Tracy Lawrence, but Jeff Bates certainly stands alone.
Jeff has a new song out on the charts. It’s been a few years since he has had new music on the radar. It’s been 6 years now since his last top twenty single Long, Slow Kisses peaked on the charts.
Jeff Bates has a new album of inspirational songs coming out soon and the first single is One Day Closer – a song about a guy realizing he’s slowly on his way out the door on this life on Earth. The song is beautiful in music and lyric. Jeff’s deep vocals seem heartfelt. The grit in his voice has always made him stand out on the radio. There may be better singers out there, but when a guy can put this much authentic meaning behind the notes it hits a lot harder.
One Day Closer seems like a song that could make some noise on the charts. Randy Travis had a number one hit with the inspirational song Three Wooden Crosses some time back. Other artists like the previously mentioned Tracy Lawrence have received only little attention for recent inspirational projects.
The thing about Jeff Bates is he’s got a comeback story to go along with his talent. He makes no bones about his past – the drugs, the theft, and the arrest. He was able to bounce back and turn his life around and that story will always play well in America. We like our second chances.
One Day Closer may not make a huge impact on the charts, but it’s a great song that will find a fanbase even among country fans. It’s a great song from a talented country artist.
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One Day Closer – Jeff Bates