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13 June 2005

Josh Bates, the newest Beach Street recording artist, joined platinum selling label mate Casting Crowns for Beach Street Records’ barbecue/new music showcase June 2. Mark Miller, founder and president of Beach Street Records and frontman of country music phenomenon Sawyer Brown, hosted the event on his Franklin, Tenn. farm where industry professionals were invited to hear Bates for the first time.

Bates fervently delivered “Perfect Day,” “Less” and “Never Give Up” from his debut album Perfect Day while accompanying himself on guitar, one of the many instruments he is featured playing on his album. His performance garnered emotional acclaim from all in attendance. Following Bates’ performance, Miller took the stage with Sawyer Brown and performed two high-spirited songs for the audience. On the second song, Sawyer Brown’s hit, “Mission Temple Fireworks Stand,” the band was joined by Bates and Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall on vocals.

Singer/songwriter Josh Bates (22) was only 15 years old when he became acquainted with Miller, which set off a seven year mentoring friendship. A uniquely talented musician, Bates has played mandolin since he was eleven and now plays guitar and piano. He grew up singing in church, influenced by the culture of the Appalachian region.

Beach Street Records, formed in 2003, operates as an imprint under the SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT-owned Reunion Records and the Provident Label Group. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Provident is a leader worldwide in Christian and gospel music.

Provident Music Group operates under the umbrella of RCA Label Group-Nashville, a unit of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, and comprises Provident-Integrity Distribution and Provident Label Group. The label group entity includes Brentwood, Benson, Essential, Beach Street and Reunion Records and is distributed to Christian retail by Provident-Integrity Distribution and to general market retail through BMG Distribution.

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

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