Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Callie the Pianist

Callie Bates playing piano

"This is called a baby grand. It's the grandest thing we ever seen."
-Gil Bates

Not only does 10-year-old Callie Bates look like a mini Erin Paine, but she also shares her older sister's love for piano. She may be 18 years younger than Erin, but she is quickly becoming quite the pianist. 


Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

24 comments:

  1. MO- So Sweet! Callie, your piano playing sounds terrific! Keep playing! I just sold my Yamaha piano due to down-sizing, it was a sad day. Both my boys played when they were young. Such wonderful memories! :o)

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    1. I can relate. I’ve never felt sad about a material thing except when I had to give away my piano when I moved out of state two years ago.

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  2. I can't wait to hear her play on Thursday!

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  3. As soon as i seen the pic.. i thought lil Erin.

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  4. I wish uptv would share more of Zack, Erin, Carlin, Callie and others I havent heard playing piano.That's not a easy task..

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  5. I just love Callie's spunky little personality! It certainly seems like she's going to have musical talent all her own!

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  6. I look musical instruments played by kids We can't afford lessons for our girls. They can sing too.

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  7. I'm so happy the churchis done

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  8. I want to hear more....That was beautiful!

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  9. "I gotta go pay the man." Lol! I love Gil. And him walking in on Callie playing so beautifully makes everyone tear up, not just him! Love this ❤️

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    1. The cameras were running, and they were wearing mics! (That's why you could hear him so clearly) He didn't "accidentally" walk in on anything.

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    2. I don't think Callie and Erin look alike. Callie's hair is blond and her face is totally different. Erin is a brunette (though she colors her hair blonde) and has a much rounder face. They are both lovely, though.

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    3. Erin was dying her hair as a teen? I don't think so.

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    4. Lots of the Bates girls dye their hair as teens! Look at Katie. She was a brunette and now she's a blond.

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    5. Many of the Bates girls had blonde hair as toddlers and young children that grew darker as they grew up. (look at Alyssa, Addallee, Josie, and Katie). Erin has highlighted and colored her hair for quite a while. Her eyebrows and roots are evidence of this.

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  10. Congratulations Callie you are a wonderful piano player.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  11. Does anyone know where the church is located and what its name is? Thanks

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    1. Bible Baptist Church of East Tennessee.

      4826 Andersonville Highway
      Andersonville, TN

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  12. So young but making beautiful music. I look forward to hearing a lot more from Miss Callie!

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  13. Wow that is amazing!!!

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  14. My granny heart got my eyes all watering. <3 Beautiful job Ms. Callie. God has given you a great talent, sweet girl.
    No - I know I am not her granny, but us granny people - we cry a lot... LOL

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  15. Very good job Callie!! I absolutely loved it! Keep playing!! I want to hear more!!! I love how every one of the Bates children are talented in their own way! Y'all are amazing! PLEASE POST MORE!! I LOVED IT!!!

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  16. so cute i wish that when i was her age that i learned to play the piano im 14 and now im learning how to play have fun

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