• Silverado Records has announced the signing of singer-songwriter Crystal Yates for the second volume of their Silverado Signature Songwriter Series. Hailing from McKinney, Texas, Yates is a student of country music, inspired by the greats like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Dolly Parton. She’s currently touring heavily in Texas, and can be found Sunday mornings leading worship at some of the nation’s largest churches. A songwriting and vocal powerhouse, Yates was the national winner of the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown. She’s released two previous EPs and has amassed a very large and loyal fan base across the country.
    “I am so excited to start working with Silverado Records and to be a part of this amazing series,” Yates said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I thank God everyday that I get to be a part of it!”

    The series, which recently kicked off its first volume with Nashville based songwriter Zack Dyer, showcases tracks from country music songwriters. The series pays homage to the immense and diverse songwriting culture prevalent in Nashville and country music as a whole. The second volume, featuring Yates, is currently in production and is scheduled to be released this Spring.
    “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Crystal on this series. Her talent is beyond exceptional and our team is fired up about working with her,” said Silverado Records CEO Scott Thomas. “I simply cannot wait to share this music with her fans,” he added.

    About Crystal Yates

    Crystal Yates was listening to a sermon at Cross Timbers Church in Argyle when she had a musical epiphany. “Stop trying to separate the secular and sacred by treating everything as sacred,” implored the pastor, Toby Slough. It was then that the country singer-songwriter from McKinney realized her love of songwriting didn’t require her to compartmentalize her audience or subject matter. On Sunday mornings you will find Crystal and her husband and guitar player, Will, in front of thousands of worshippers leading the song service for Cross Timbers.
    Yates has been influenced by Hank Williams Sr. more than by any other artist. She grew up on a steady diet of Merle, Waylon and Dolly, is a student of country music in all of its forms, so her songs don’t categorically fall into some sort of contemporary Christian/country hybrid. Such a narrow distinction would undermine the depth she requires from her own creations.
    Keep up with Crystal at www.crystalyatesmusic.com and on Facebook, and Instagram @CrystalYatesMusic, on Twitter @crystal_yates and on Youtube @CrystalYates

    About Silverado Records

    Launched in 2016, Silverado Records hosts offices in Nashville and Las Vegas and has become a haven for established and rising country artists hoping to carve their own path in the music industry. Silverado’s roster boasts talented and award-winning singer/songwriters, musicians and creatives Joe Diffie, HISH, Zack Dyer, Ali Morgan and Melissa Mickelson.
    Follow the latest Silverado Records news at www.silveradorecords.com, on Twitter @SilveradoLabel and Instagram @SilveradoRecords

    Crystal Yates signs her Silverado Records contact.

    Crystal Yates signs her Silverado Records contact.