Lawson Bates grew up in the hills of Tennessee, where music, family, and his faith in Jesus were instrumental in his background.
At eighteen, he began working in Nashville with award winning instrumentalist and producer Andy Leftwich on his first solo album, “Freedom Sure Ain’t Free. The album featured two original titles. In 2015, he released the single “I Thought I Had Problems” raising awareness and support for Samaritan’s Purse global disaster relief fund. He released his second single, “I Will Always” in 2016, which quickly climbed the iTunes country charts and landed all the way at number one on Amazon traditional country charts. He released his first full country album in fall 2016 of which he wrote eight of the twelve songs on the album. The music video for Lawson’s "Past The Past" gained over a million impressions in just the first weeks of its premiere. He released two new Christmas songs in Dec, 2017. His single “One + One” has climbed near top of charts since it’s release and has quickly become a staple love song at weddings. His current radio single “Song For A Girl” is out now on all platforms. In 2019 Lawson performed at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and he’s currently working on his 3rd studio album, set for release fall 2020. Lawson also stars with his parents and 18 siblings in the UpTV hit reality television series Bringing Up Bates, currently airing its 10th season!