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Greg Bates

Net Worth: $200,000. Venture: The Highway. (Sirius XM) American country singer Greg Bates has had a fairly short-lasting musical career that mostly appeared between 2012 and 2013. He released his first single, “Did It for the Girl”, which debuted at number 57 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2012. The song was well received and was praised for being simple and memorable.
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Bates was born in Brentwood and moved to Nashville to better position himself for a country music career. He then got his music degree from Belmont University, which led to his signing a record contract with Republic Nashville a year later in 2011. Bates has since parted with the label after releasing two singles, “Did It for the Girl” and “Fill in the Blank”, and also an extended play which all did moderately well financially and critically. He has since been fairly quiet and we’ve not heard too much from the country singer except for his marriage in 2015 to girlfriend Shelley Skidmore.