Tony Alan Bates is a uniquely gifted singer, songwriter, and speaker! Perhaps Tony is most known for being the guy with no fingers who can flat wear out a piano. Tony has been in the Christian music industry since 1985 and is a highly sought after recording artist and conference speaker. Radio stations nationwide are loving Tony's fresh approach to songwriting and production. Tony is one of those artist who can sing and play a variety of genres at extremely high levels. His "No Fingers, No Problem" Tour invites the audience on a musical journey full of Christian Country, Southern Gospel, Praise & Worship, Blues, Black Gospel, and Traditional Hymnal Classics!
Tony's list of radio hits is increasing every year. His debut album entitled LIVING RIGHT featured his first hit single, of the same name, peaking at #13 followed up by "Ordinary Joe" peaking at #12 on The SGN Scoops Christian Country Charts. His sophomore recording entitled AMERICAN STRONG was recorded at DAYWIND STUDIOS, Nashville and gave Tony his first ever Singing News Top 40 Hit called " I Love You More". The album would produce 3 more national hit songs, "Weapon Of Prayer", "Numbered", and "Still A Special Place" which stayed in the Christian Country Top 40 for 6 months. Tony's third album, "WHATCHA GONNA DO?" features 8 new songs from Tony's pen, and a song written by seasoned Nashville songwriting veteran, Chip Davis, plus a new twist on the classic hymn "I'll Fly Away"! The first single, "Whatcha Gonna Do?" became the 7th hit in Tony's library and the single, "If I Could Only Bring You Back", became his 8th!
Tony serves as Lead Pastor at My Church in Woodstock, VA, a church he and his wife, Kara, founded in January 2009. Tony is ordained through Abba's House by Dr. Ron Phillips and led by Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Jr. in Hixson, TN.
For more information about My Church visit www.MyChurch-va.com.
"I LOVE YOU MORE" breaks into the Singing News Top 40 at #39 for September 2019! The song jumped 29 spots from #68 to #39 and is still climbing! This is Tony's 1st hit single as a soloist in The Singing News, the official magazine and chart for Southern Gospel Music. Tony would like to say THANK YOU to all the radio stations who play and chart the song and to all the folks who request and download the song! I LOVE YOU MORE is available on the website or at your favorite place to download music!