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NASHVILLE, TN (June 20, 2013) – Greg Bates was invited to become an honorary “Friends and Family” member of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

Growing up in Music City, the Nashville native was born with a natural tendency to write and sing. Greg Bates continued developing his skills while attending Belmont University where his undeniable talent caught the attention of music industry tastemakers. Soon after graduation, Bates signed a co-publishing/artist development deal with Effusion Entertainment and Super 98 Music (now Big Machine Music). Bates self-titled EP includes the Top 5 hit, “Did It For The Girl” and recent single, “Fill In The Blank.” His music has been featured on the ABC hit drama “NASHVILLE.” He has also shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Kellie Pickler and most Brantley Gilbert.

For more information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, please visit  The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences.  Membership donations support the not-for-profit Museum’s mission.