Jerry T. Yates
  • 62, Male
  • Newnan, GA
  • United States
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Jerry T. Yates commented on Bruce Borgerson's group 'The Gospel Edge'
"Some Christian/Gospel bands do not want to be branded as a Christian/Gospel band. Therefore, when they are trying to book a club/bar, they do not tell the booker that they play Gospel music.  For instance, if they are a Gospel Rock band, they…"
Nov 15, 2012
Jerry T. Yates commented on Bruce Borgerson's group 'The Gospel Edge'
"I agree 100% with Terry. Put a gospel artist or band in a bar, and turn them loose to play their music, and their shining light will do alot more good than witnessing. That's my opinion, anyway."
Nov 14, 2012
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers left a comment for Jerry T. Yates
"Thanks, Jerry! If we ever find ourselves in George... ;)"
Nov 13, 2012
Jerry T. Yates left a comment for Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
"I just listened to some of your music, and I was absolutely blown away! Your sound is incredible! You have the kind of band I would love to sit in with. Keep up the great work; I love it!"
Nov 13, 2012
Jerry T. Yates commented on Bruce Borgerson's group 'The Gospel Edge'
"The age-old argument about whether or not a Christian/Gospel artist should play in bars, or just play in churches, is still going strong today. Personally, I play in both. Where is a gospel music artist needed more, than in a bar? I  would like…"
Nov 13, 2012
Jerry T. Yates posted a song

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Nov 9, 2012
Jerry T. Yates replied to Brian Morris's discussion 'Best Rhythm Section of All-Time'
"Being a child of the 60"s, and a lover of a deep, foundational groove, I have to go with CCR. I know that John Fogerty made the band, but Doug Clifford on drums, Stu Cook on bass, and Tom Fogerty on rhythm guitar, laid down as solid a groove as…"
May 25, 2012
Jerry T. Yates replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion 'What are your top 2-3 albums for learning acoustic guitar? mine are...'
"I use Lightnin' Hopkins' albums, and whatever album of Kenny Sultan, I can find. I Also Doc Watson's Trouble in Mind CD, and Norman Blake's CD, The Morning Glory Ramblers.  I ain't near as good as any of them, but…"
Feb 21, 2012
Jerry T. Yates replied to The Medicine Show's discussion 'Flyinshoes Review Needs You! Do you wish to be part of the Flyinshoes Review Crew (Bet you do)' in the group Flyinshoes Reviews
"Hello Rob, Back in December 2010, I dropped you a line, letting you know that I was interested in helping you out with CD reviews, etc.  However, I never heard another word from you, about it.  I was just wondering if there is something…"
Jul 19, 2011
Jerry T. Yates commented on Bruce Borgerson's group 'The Gospel Edge'
"I am really excited to find this group,  especially after reading the comments Chris left.  I've been playing and singing this type of Gospel Music for years, trying to bring some recognition to it.  Finally, in November 2008, I…"
Jul 2, 2011
Jerry T. Yates joined Bruce Borgerson's group

The Gospel Edge

Stirring the soul with Buddy Miller, Gillian & Dave, T-Bone Burnett, Van Morrison, Mike Farris, Mavis Staples and other practitioners of cutting-edge roots gospel. Music for body and spirit, without hidden political agendas or commercial crap.See More
Jul 2, 2011
Jerry T. Yates joined Melanie Haiken's group

Fans of Townes Van Zandt (TVZ) and songwriting

If you love the craft of songwriting, chances are you're a fan of Townes Van Zandt, the Texas troubadour considered one of the greatest tunesmiths of all time. Join here to connect with other Townes fans near and far.See More
Jul 2, 2011
Jerry T. Yates joined Adam Sheets's group

Blues Lovers

A place to discuss blues. Anything from W.C. Handy to the modern day. Acoustic or electric and including R&B, blues-rock, and early forms of jazz.See More
Jul 2, 2011
Jerry T. Yates commented on Ulf Kjell Gür's group 'You ain't from around here, are you?'
"It seems that I'm attracted to the groups with the least members.  But that's OK.  I'm in the Christian/Gospel Music field, but I don't play your typical sounding Christian or Gospel music.  I write and…"
Jul 2, 2011
Jerry T. Yates joined Ulf Kjell Gür's group

You ain't from around here, are you?

Lets talk about american folk music - country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, cajun, native american music, jugband music...
Jul 2, 2011
Jerry T. Yates commented on Matt Taul's group 'Five and Dimers Like Me'
"From reading the objective of this group, you'd think that it would be literally packed with members.  Surely everyone doesn't have all the gigs they want, or need.  Could it possibly be that no one is interested in helping one…"
Jul 2, 2011

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Who Is Jerry T. Yates?

Jerry T. has been tagged as "The Gospel Troubadour", because like the old-time Circuit Riding Preachers, Jerry T. travels everywhere he can, spreading the Good News, with an acoustic guitar!
In November 2008, Jerry traveled to San Marcos, Texas, where he received the Roots Music Association Gospel Artist of the Year Award! He is still pinching himself, to make sure he isn't dreaming, because also among the nominees in his category were Ricky Skaggs and The Blind Boys of Alabama! "My winning this award is the awesome grace of God at work, and nothing else!" Jerry said, after the award ceremony was over. He said, "It was absolutely impossible for me to win this award, with people such as Ricky Skaggs also nominated, in the same category! I guess God is still doing the impossible!"
Since going solo with his music ministry in 2003, Jerry T. Yates has become a name many radio DJs have grown accustomed to seeing, not only on his music, but also on the charts. The Country Blues and Rockabilly sound of Jerry T. Yates is not what most people are used to hearing, in the field of Gospel Music. Some are shocked, while others love it.
Colby Schwartz, formerly with the Tate Music Group, who signed Jerry to a recording contract last year said, " I have yet to find anyone else with Jerry's same sound and mission. Even through the influences of Fogerty and others, it is clear that he has something that is unique and all his own."
Jerry's new CD will be released soon, with the Tate Music Group Label.
Jerry and his wife, Karen live about 40 miles south of Atlanta, GA., in the city of Newnan, and Jerry would love to perform for any Church, Church Function or Event, Coffeehouse, Festival, House Concert, or anyplace where people can gather!
For bookings, music, or more information, please visit, call, or email Jerry T. Yates Ministries at:; (770) 252-9176; .
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My First Release on a Gen-u-wine Record Label

From the very first moment I saw Elvis Presley perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, I thought that making a record would absolutely be the very best, highest, and most illustrious achievement known to humanity. I was only four years old at the time, and when I reached the age of 17, when my band came in second, at our high school talent contest, and with just me, by myself, as a solo act singing "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", coming in third, I honestly thought I had it made. I actually won $30.00 in cash,… Continue

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 1:27pm

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At 3:16pm on November 13, 2012, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers said…

Thanks, Jerry! If we ever find ourselves in George... ;)

At 10:27am on April 22, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Jerry - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!


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