Jeff Bates doesn't cherry pick his life for the high spots. Whether he's writing or singing a song, he's always emotionally honest. You heard that quality in such of his RCA Records hits as "The Love Song," "Rainbow Man," "One Second Chance," "I Wanna Make You Cry" and "Long Slow Kisses." Now comes the compelling CD, Jeff Bates, the singer's debut collection for the Black River Music Group. Jeff's was the guiding hand in 10 of the album's 13 songs.
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Jeffery Wayne "Jeff" Bates (born September 19, 1963) is an American country music artist. Signed to RCA Records in 2003, Bates released his debut album Rainbow Man that year. A second album, Leave the Light On, was released in 2005 on RCA. He left RCA in 2006. This album was followed by Jeff Bates in 2008 on the independent Black River Entertainment. Bates' two RCA albums accounted for seven chart singles on the Billboard country charts, of which three reached top 40: "The Love Song" (his highest, at No. 8), "I Wanna Make You Cry" at No. 23, and "Long, Slow Kisses" at No. 17.