Singer/songwriter Josh Bates signs with Beach Street Records.

SINGER/SONGWRITER 22 year old Josh Bates, who admits to being influenced by the culture of the Appalachian region, has been signed to Beach Street Records, the Christian label which has gone platinum with Casting Crowns. Said Mark Miller, founder of Beach Street Records and frontman of country music phenomenon Sawyer Brown, "Even from an early age, Bates' musical talent was effortless and natural. It's a privilege to introduce people to Josh. We've worked on his music for seven years and he's grown into a talented artist all the way around." CR

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