• And the band played on…

    We received a statement this afternoon from The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, formerly led by Bill Yates. The rest of the guys have just decided that, following Bill's recent passing, they will continue to perform together in his honor. In their words... "Bill

  • Bill Yates remembered

    Robert Billy ‘Bill’ Yates Sr., who passed away on January 26, 2015, was born on April 30, 1936, in Big Rock, Virginia. He learned an appreciation for music from his family as they worked on the farm, sang in church or

  • Bill Yates passes

    Bill Yates, lifetime bluegrass musician, bassist with The Country Gentlemen, and friend to everyone in the bluegrass community, died tonight after several weeks in the hospital. He was 78 years old. He had been hospitalized earlier this month, suffering from a

  • Bill Yates doing well after treatment

    Bill Yates, longtime member of The Country Gentlemen and still an active grasser with his Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, is doing well after being hospitalized this past two weeks. A brain bleed was diagnosed when he was admitted earlier this month,

  • Day 1 at SOIMF, Fall ’14

    Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers kicked off the November edition of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival. New member, fiddler Jason Barie, made his debut. Ralph Stanley II then brought the signature “Stanley” sound to the stage. Russell Moore wowed

  • Bill Yates announces new members

    Bill Yates, long time bass player with The Country Gentlemen now tours with a special tribute show that honors the Gents. They book as Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, and you can find a list of their

  • The Country Gentlemen Tribute, Vol. 2

    Darren Beachley has written in to give us an update concerning the production of the second Country Gentlemen Tribute CD from Bill Yates. Darren and Bill are co-producing this new recording. The first CD was released in December of 2006. We