Hailing from McKinney, Texas, Yates is a student of country music, inspired by the greats like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Dolly Parton. We're super proud to premiere Crystal Yates cover of "Black Horse and The Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall.
“I have always loved “Black Horse and The Cherry Tree,” putting my own spin on it was so much fun!”
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 four previous EPs and has amassed a very large and loyal fan base across the country, most recently releasing her EP, The Reason.
Silverado Records has been charting new territory as an independent record label, getting the attention of industry and media alike through their unique approach, as profiled in Billboard. The company prides itself in collaborative relationships with its artists and boasts an impressive roster of talent including Crystal Yates, Tyler Jordan, Tony Winkler, Ali Morgan and country music icon Joe Diffie. The company is a division of Exegan Media & Entertainment and recently announced their first imprint, Silverado Texas.