Tuesday, January 18, 2022

'Bringing Up Bates' Canceled

It is with heavy hearts that we share this news. Seven years after its premiere, Bringing Up Bates has been canceled. In its statement, UPtv shared that it is will be shifting its focus to movies and a new scripted series that has not yet been revealed.

Photo courtesy of UPtv

Baby Finley is Here!

Update: Finley has arrived! She weighed 5 lbs 4 oz.

Erin and Chad Paine will soon welcome their fifth child! They are at the hospital awaiting the arrival of Finley Marie Paine. When you think of it, be sure to remember Erin and Finley in your prayers.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Jadon and Whitney

It has been quite some time since we have posted an updated picture of Jadon. Zach and Whitney's fourth child is already seven months old! Jadon is the 16th Bates grandchild, and No. 20 will arrive before he turns one year old. 

Zach and Whitney Bates sold their house a few months ago and are living with Gil and Kelly as they work on their fixer upper.

Whitney Bates and Jadon Bates

Photo courtesy of @zachnwhitbates

Friday, January 14, 2022

Duet From Lawson and Tiffany

Lawson Bates and Tiffany Espensen

Lawson just announced that his new album, "American Dream," is set to release on February 24th, 2022. Until then, you can pre-save the album on iTunes and Apple Music, which will give you immediate access to the song "Crazy Love." This song, which Lawson originally wrote for Josie and Kelton's wedding, is now a duet that he sings with Tiffany. The couple traveled to Italy in October to film the music video for "Crazy Love," and also for a surprise proposal. The music video hasn't yet come out. 

Photo courtesy of lawsonbates.com

Monday, January 10, 2022

Season 11 Coming Soon

It has been almost seven months since the season 10 finale of Bringing Up Bates aired on UPtv. In September, the network announced the season 11 premiere date. At that point, waiting until February 10th, 2022, felt like an eternity. Well, we are thrilled to say that the wait is almost over. Just one month from today, the Bates will return with new episodes. Mark your calendars for February 10th at 9pm ET/8pm CT, and sit back to watch this beloved, reality TV family.

Photo courtesy of UPtv

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Erin's Relationship with God

Chad Paine and Erin Paine

Three months ago, we shared the link to a podcast that Erin Paine had been a guest on. She joined host Brettnay Brazzell on No Higher Calling to share how she saturates her home, marriage, and motherhood with the Word of God. Erin is a guest on another episode of No Higher Calling, which was released today. This time, she chats about her relationship with God and how she makes it her priority.

To listen to the Podcast, search "No Higher Calling" in your podcasts app, or visit the link below.

No Higher Calling Episode 59: A Quiet, Contented Heart with Erin Bates Paine

Photo courtesy of chadanderin.com

Monday, January 3, 2022

1st Snow of 2022

Carlin Stewart, Layla Stewart, Evan Stewart

The weather on New Year's Day was unseasonably warm in East Tennessee. The Bates saw temperatures in the mid-70s! But like most of the region, the temperature quickly started dropping, and it began to snow. 

Today, they are enjoying the first snow of the year. Layla, who turns two on January 31st, is clearly loving the experience. Carlin is 26 weeks pregnant with Gil and Kelly Bates' 20th grandchild (a boy, in case you missed the Stewarts' announcement). Erin Paine is due with her fifth baby this month, so there should be news to share soon. 

Photo courtesy of @carlinbates98

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Gil's 57th

Happy New Years Day! And happy 57th birthday to the Bates dad! Do you think you would enjoy having a birthday on January 1st? 

Kelly Bates, Gil Bates, Nathan Bates
Bringing Up Bates Season 10

Gil and Kelly Bates
Bringing Up Bates Season 8

Gil and Kelly Bates
Bringing Up Bates Season 6

Gil Bates and Jeb Bates
Bringing Up Bates Season 4

Gil Bates, Elle Bates, Callie Bates, Addallee Bates
Bringing Up Bates Season 3

 Photos courtesy of UPtv