Whether she is opening for some of the most popular artists in country music or giving her time to assist charities, singer-songwriter Bethany Gates has already discovered just how many lives one person can impact. The 22-year-old from Richmond, Virginia has already opened for Chris Young, Eli Young Band, Lee Ann Womack, Ashley Monroe, Larry Gatlin, and Taylor Hicks, and has even performed at the well-known Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee. Bethany Gates performed as the Emerging Artist at the legendary Old Dominion Barn Dance 2017 featuring Tony Jackson at the Beacon Theatre.
Much of Bethany’s life has been dedicated to using the arts to touch lives. A passionate vocalist and instrumentalist, Bethany also loves songwriting and uses her craft to tell genuine stories about her life as well as the lives of the people around her. She also spent many years in formal dance training and attended the prestigious Appomattox Governor’s School for the Arts and the Richmond Ballet.
Away from the world of music, Bethany devotes much of her time in trying to help others. In addition to studying at Virginia Commonwealth University, she is also an advocate of Grace Home Ministries. The program helps young pregnant woman by providing mentoring, classes, and other important services and is run entirely from donations. Bethany also volunteers every Thanksgiving to assist The Giving Heart provide meals and supplies to homeless people gathering at the Richmond Convention Center. Bethany is also active in helping raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hospital.