CMA Fest Artist Spotlight: Don Gates

by Missy Wolf / 2860 days ago / Comments

Our next CMA Fest Artist Spotlight is the amazingly fun and extremely patient Don Gates. You may remember the interview we did not too long ago that was completed on our third attempt to record it. No, I will never live this down. I am ok with that as it is a fun memory.

I am happy to report that this time we were able to capture this conversation in one take. Gates was joined by his full band with me backstage at Alley Taps. I was delighted to be able to talk to the entire band. I knew we were in for a good time.

Without giving away too much of the fun we had, I can tell you that we talked about banana hammocks, flying bugs, good times, red neck family connections and more. I love this crazy group of individuals and look forward to seeing ore of them in the future. 

Please follow them on social media, check out their website for great merchandise including the EP Almost A Cowboy that they will autograph for you if you request it in the notes. You can buy it at iTunes as well and I have provided the link. 

Special shout out to "Dizzy" Dave Dalton of the Marcus Lindsey Band and Jill Pavel from Heart Songs For Veterans. We love you guys. ~Missy


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!