Friday, April 19, 2019

Bates Sisters' Boutique Now Open

THIS JUST IN! Three of the Bates sisters (Carlin Bates, Erin Paine, and Whitney Bates) have just started a clothing boutique, and as of right now, it is open for business. The website is Below are previews of a few of their dresses.

The girls' goal is to offer dresses that are modest, feminine, and cute at a low cost. How does less than $40 per gown sound? They have sizes through 3XL. They are not offering international shipping at this time, but if you live abroad, perhaps you can find a friend to make purchases on your behalf and send them to you.

Photos courtesy of Taryn Yager Photography

Lawson Bates Concerts, Spring 2019

Lawson Bates

Have you ever had the pleasure of attending one of Lawson Bates‘ concerts? We have heard from lots of readers who are hoping he will plan a show in their area. Well, we have a couple upcoming concerts to share, and we are told that Lawson will be planning more in the near future.

Benefit Concert for Bates' Hometown School
Friday, April 26, 2019
Location: Lake City Elementary School, 402 Lindsay St, Rocky Top TN 37769
Concert will benefit the Lake City Elementary 5th graders' safety patrol trip to Washington D.C.
All tickets are general admission and can be purchased on Lawson's website.
Tickets will be delivered via email.

Benefit Concert for Parker's Promise
Friday, June 14, 2019

Legacy Christian Church, 1150 Rockaway Rd, Senoia, Georgia 30276
Tickets: $45 (Ultimate VIP Fan Experience) and $85 (Premium Ticket)
Tickets will be delivered via email and can be purchased on Lawson's website.

Ultimate VIP Fan Experience: Meet and greet with Lawson Bates before the show, along with photo opt. VIP includes private Q&A session with the band where you can hear sneak peeks of new songs and possibly get access to exclusive merchandise. Please arrive by 5:30pm
Premium Ticket: Meet and greet and photo opt – Please arrive by 6:20pm

*Apparently, Senoia is the filming location for a popular TV show called The Walking Dead 

Photo courtesy of Lawson Bates, Taryn Yager Photography

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chad Turns 32

Today is Chad's 32nd birthday. Do you remember how he celebrated his 30th? Erin took him on a weekend getaway, and she decorated their cottage with clever signs like, "You took my Bates Bait." Happy birthday, Chad!

Chad Paine, Brooklyn Paine, Erin Paine, 
Everly Paine, Carson Paine

Photo courtesy of

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Josie at 25 Weeks

Josie is 25 weeks pregnant with Baby Balka, due July 25th! She and Kelton announced the gender and name last month. In case you missed it, it's a girl, and her name will be Willow Kristy Balka. The photo below was taken in Charleston, South Carolina. Josie and Kelton took a long weekend "babymoon" trip this past weekend.

Josie Bates Balka pregnant
Josie Bates Balka, 25 weeks pregnant
April 2019

Photo courtesy of Josie and Kelton Balka

Monday, April 15, 2019

Bates Grands, Spring 2019

Kade Smith with "Granny" Kelly Bates

To brighten your Bates-less week, we have some new photos of a few of the Bates grandchildren to share. Gil and Kelly Bates' 10th grandbaby is due in July.

Carson Paine and Kaci Bates
Carson Paine and Kaci Bates

Brooklyn Paine and Kaci Bates

Photos courtesy of,