Yates (rhythm guitar) and band members Stephen Hunt (lead guitar and vocals), Cole Begley (drums) and Bill Bratcher (bass) have been together for a year and a half but sound as though they have been playing with one another for years.
Yates said even though the band has only been together a short time the members have several years of experience between them. Yates said they formed the band after coming together to play while he was attending Murray State University where he graduated with a degree in agribusiness in 2005. He is also a 2001 graduate of Logan County High School.
Bordertown has a unique sound but can be identified with such greats as Montgomery Gentry and Brooks & Dunn.
The band has been playing in Kentucky, Tennessee and even Indiana. Yates said Bordertown has played in Saddle Ridge in Lexington and the Sundown Salon and Yellow Rose in Owensboro.
Yates, who is 23 years old, said he has always loved music and is happy he is getting a chance to experience being in a band and playing.
Yates is the son of Ricky and Alice B. Yates of Auburn and the grandson of Alice Yates and Mary Baker.
Bordertown will be playing at the American Legion in Russellville on Nov. 11 from 8 to 12 p.m.