When you think neo-traditionalists one of the first names that comes to mind is Billy Yates. With his new “Bill’s Barber Shop” disc, Yates digs deep into his rural upbringing to deliver 14 songs that are sure to touch the hearts of real country music fans around the world.
Billy Yates grew up in a small town in Southeast Missouri and was exposed to country music at an early age. Classic country hits played in the background as he heard the local gossip and tales at his dad’s barber shop. In fact, Yates shined shoes for a time at that barber shop, known among the locals as “Bill’s Barber Shop”. Yates proudly pays tribute to his dad’s business with the title track.
From his trademark honky tonk sound on “Margarita Meltdown” to his classic country delivery on “I Just Can’t See It”, Yates is sure to win accolades from all who offer this outing their ears.
After several efforts at major record labels in Nashville, Yates was one of the first artists to set out on his own path. Now his seventh outing on his own M.O.D. (my own damn) Record Label, “Bill’s Barber Shop” is destined to become another favorite in every music lover’s collection.