Perhaps Eddie Murphy, Steven Spielberg, Mel Gibson, Angelina Jolie are some of the big names you know that have massive families. Have you ever heard about the Bates? If you haven’t, you must have been probably living under the rocks. In this article, we’ll introduce to you a member of the Bates family who goes by the name Lawson Bates.
Being the son of famous parents has never held Lawson back from pursuing his dreams. The fourth child in a family of nineteen, he is a fast-rising musician who has released a couple of tracks and also worked with some notable artists. If you are already excited about Lawson and eager to know more about his family you are not alone.
Who is Lawson Bates? (Bio & Age)
Lawson Bates is an American musician born on July 27th, 1992, in Anderson County, Tennessee. He is the fourth child of popular entrepreneur William Gilvin Bates (born January 1, 1965) and Kelly Jo Bates (born October 26, 1966), a native of Spartanburg, North Carolina.
Bates has eighteen siblings (10 sisters and 8 brothers) who were born by his parents between the years 1988 and 2012. They include brothers Zachary Gilvin “Zach” Bates (December 30, 1988), Kenneth Nathaniel “Nathan” Bates (born August 29, 1993), Trace Whitfield Bates (born February 1, 1997), Jackson Ezekiel Bates (born February 17, 2002), Warden Justice Bates (born May 19, 2003), Isaiah Courage Bates (born October 16, 2004), Judson Wyatt Bates (born September 15, 2010), and Jeb Colton Bates (born February 1, 2012).
The names of his sisters are Michael Christian “Michaella” (born January 23, 1990), Erin Elise (born May 2, 1991), Alyssa Joy (born November 9, 1994), Tori Layne (born December 20, 1995), Carlin Brianne (born April 11, 1998), Josie Kellyn (born August 4, 1999),Katie Grace Bates (born October 5, 2000), Addallee Hope Bates (born February 17, 2006), Ellie Bridget Bates (born April 28, 2007), and Callie-Anna Rose Bates (born August 2, 2009).
Born Williams Lawson Bates, the musician didn’t acquire a formal education as he was homeschooled together with his siblings. He started developing a great interest in music as a child. He began playing the piano at the age of 7, the guitar upon hitting 11 and eventually wrote his first song at the age of 15.
The musician formally launched his career together with his family. However, he later decided to go solo as an instrumentalist and singer after reaching adult age. Since then, he has joined forces with notable musicians including the award-winning producer and instrumentalist, Andy Leftwich. The two began working together when Lawson Bates was eighteen years old.
Bates’s debut album is titled: Freedom Sure Ain’t Free. It was released in the year 2013 and contains 12 tracks of gospel and country music. This was followed by a single he captioned: I Thought I Had Problems, which dropped on January 28, 2015. His second album titled: What Country Means To Me was released in November 2016 while his recent project which was released in January 2019 was captioned: One + One.
Lawson Bates is also into charity and has embarked on several trips to different places for charity works. According to reports, he currently works for the Anderson County Sheriffs Department as a reserve deputy.
Lawson Bates is a hard-working young man who has already carved a niche for himself in the music industry. Though his career is still growing, his fans are impressed with the heights he has attained so far, including appearing on his family’s reality TV shows – United Bates of America and Bringing Up The Bates.
Currently, his net worth and basic salary are under review, though some unverified news sites report that the value of his assets to be estimated at $250,000.
Lawson Bates has been linked to Jana Duggar, an American reality television personality. Although the two are yet to publicly addressed growing speculation of a possible courtship between them on several occasions they’ve given their fans online reasons to believe they are an item.
The Bates and Duggars families have been friends for many years. So, many people believe marriage is likely to take place between their kids.
Other Facts About The Musician
1. Lawson Bates is a Christian. He got born again at the age of eleven.
2. He launched his first business (a lawn-cutting business) at the age of thirteen. The name of the business is Lawson’s Lawncare.
3. Lawson Bates has an athletic body build as well as a comfortable height and weight. However, details of his body measurements are not readily available.
4. As a teenager, his chores in the house was doing the Bates family’s grocery shopping.
5. He has a lot of nephews and nieces. His elder brother Zachary shares one daughter and one son with his wife, Whitney Bates (née Perkins), his sister Erin also had one son and two daughters with Chad Paine while his younger sister Alyssa currently has three daughters whom she shares with John Webster.
6. Lawson Bates was the groomsman during Tori and Zach’s wedding ceremonies.