Sunday, June 16, 2019

Trace's Special Friend

Trace Bates and Chaney
Trace Bates and Chaney
Carlin and Evan's wedding
The next Bates wedding just might be for a Bates son! Trace Bates has been spending time with a special friend named Chaney. No additional information has been released, but we will keep you updated, as we know that y'all love hearing about Bates relationships.

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Photo courtesy of Trace Bates

Bates' Father's Day 2019

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! And to Gil Bates, Zach Bates, Chad Paine, John Webster, Bobby Smith, and Kelton Balka!

Jeb Bates and Gil Bates

Photo courtesy of UPtv

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bates Sisters Offer International Shipping

Erin Paine, Whitney Bates, and Carlin Stewart have added a few new dresses to their online shop, Bates Sisters Boutique, and the have just made an exciting announcement. They are now offering international shipping!

Katie Bates
Katie Bates in "The Riley"

Photos courtesy of,

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lawson on FOX 5 Atlanta

Two months ago, we posted about Lawson Bates' June 14th concert in Senoia, Georgia. The event is just three days away, and it's not too late to buy tickets. (Visit Lawson's website to purchase.) The concert will benefit Parker's Promise, a very worthy cause. Lawson appeared on Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta to discuss the upcoming show (video below).

Photo courtesy UPtv; video courtesy FOX 5 Atlanta

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Bates Sibs Hangout

Where has the time gone? Josie Balka is already 33 weeks pregnant with her daughter! Willow Kristy Balka is due July 25th. According Josie, Willow received a good report at her last OB appointment. The photo below was taken in downtown Knoxville.

Josie and Katie just returned from Florida, where they spent a week of sister time with Alyssa. Alyssa is the sixth-born Bates, while Josie and Katie are ten and eleven, but apparently the three ladies were asked by multiple people if they are triplets.

Kelton Balka, Josie Balka, Lawson Bates, Katie Bates

Photo courtesy of Josie Balka