Billy Yates (singer)

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Billy Yates
Billy Yates at CMA Music Festival, June 2010
Billy Yates at CMA Music Festival, June 2010
Background information
Birth nameBilly Wayne Yates
Born (1963-03-13) March 13, 1963 (age 57)
OriginDoniphan, Missouri, United States
GenresCountry, Americana
Years active1993–present
Almo Sounds
Associated actsGeorge Jones

Billy Wayne Yates (born March 13, 1963, in Doniphan, Missouri) is an American country music artist. He has released ten studio albums and has charted four singles on the Billboard country charts, including the number 36 "Flowers" in 1997. Yates also co-wrote George Jones' singles "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" and "Choices" which Billy also recorded in Ireland with country music artist Gareth Pritchard for his debut album Can You Feel It.



Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Billy Yates 56
If I Could Go Back
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: M.O.D.
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: M.O.D.L.
Anywhere but Nashville
  • Release date: 2004
  • Label: M.O.D.L.
Harmony Man
  • Release date: May 24, 2005
  • Label: M.O.D.L.
  • Release date: December 5, 2006
  • Label: M.O.D.L.
That's Why I Run
  • Release date: March 4, 2008
  • Label: M.O.D.L.
Bill's Barber Shop
  • Release date: December 2009
  • Label: M.O.D.
Just Be You
  • Release date: June 2011
  • Label: M.O.D.
These Old Walls
  • Release date: January 13, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1993 "Turn for the Worse" Single only
1997 "I Smell Smoke"[A] 69 Billy Yates
"Flowers" 36
"When the Walls Come Tumbling Down" 69
2000 "What Do You Want from Me Now" 53 Single only
2001 "Shadows"
"Too Country and Proud of It" If I Could Go Back
2002 "Daddy Had a Cardiac, Momma Got a Cadillac"
2005 "Harmony Man" Harmony Man
2006 "God Bless the Children" (with Wayne Warner and the Nashville All-Star Choir)[1] Turbo Twang'n
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • A^ "I Smell Smoke" also peaked at number 93 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1997 "I Smell Smoke" Jeffrey Phillips
"Flowers" Steven Goldmann
2000 "What Do You Want from Me Now"[2] David McClister
2013 "Only One George Jones"


  1. ^ "Nashville All Star Choir". Wayne Warner. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "CMT : Videos : Billy Yates : What Do You Want From Me Now". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.

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