Category Archives: Novelty Songs

Egg Sandwich (Kid’s Charity Song)

This is my first foray into making kids’ songs, as well as, my first song for charity and I can’t be more excited!  “Egg Sandwich” is a song that’s had several versions since Jeramy Lamanno and I wrote and recorded it in my parents basement many years ago.  However, the latest and greatest one, written specifically for kids is quite different to say the least.

The proceeds from the song will go to benefit charities that feed kids when they are in and out of school.  A lot of kids don’t excel in education because they are properly nourished and don’t have the energy.  So getting them some proper nutrition actually helps on several different levels.

I’m giving folks the chance to buy it at the normal $.99 price or with a larger donation that will go to the charity.   The song is available on all platforms (iTunes etc.) and at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chriscates18    –  This is the $.99 option and is at my trusted distributer CDBaby.

If you would like to contribute more towards charity email chris@chriscates.com and I’ll set you up with a PayPal button.

The video features my twins, Joy and Coral, and a cast of characters that include Adair, Jeramy, Singleton, John Kell and more of my friends’ kids that texted me some video.Thanks for checking it all out and supporting a great cause!

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Funny Golf Songs

I’ve made a lot of albums in my life but none of them compare in popularity to my two golf themed albums.  I moved to Asheville in 2004 and quickly became addicted to golf the day I decided to max out my credit card to join the old Holiday Inn Sunspree golf course.  My first round on the course I shot 94, in five months of playing there every day I shot a 64 there (it was a short par 68).  That shows how much I was practicing and playing (some would say to the neglect of my music, business and relationships).

Anyway, one day we were playing that very course when my friend asked me “why don’t you make a golf album?”.  I wrote down eight song titles during the round, wrote three songs in line at the DMV the next day and had a full album recorded and on it’s way to manufacturing by the end of the week.

Click to buyTriple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play  

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“Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play” forever entered me into the golf world and I haven’t looked back since.  From promoting the album, I joined a golf radio show (speakingofgolf.com) for two years, performed at the Carolina Golf Hall of Fame and at many country clubs around the US, met many of my golf idols and played a ridiculous amount of free golf.  Pretty good for an album I wrote and recorded in five days!

I finally got around to making my follow-up to Triple Bogey a year ago.  I had a lot of golf songs that I hadn’t released and ideas for new ones so I had to get them out into the fairways of life.  This album is more acoustic than the rocking full band ‘Triple Bogey’ but the lyrics are much more dense.

There are some good story songs and of course a few kooky novelty songs as well.

Click to buy Funny Golf Songs Vol. 1

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And now I have new golf songs that need to be released like a golf ball in a fried egg lie, but alas, I’m working on a few other albums at the moment so sadly, it may be a while before they fade hook into the world we love.  Stay tuned and hit ’em straight!

Super Bowl Sunday Song

I decided to make a video and update my song called “Super Bowl Sunday”. It’s about eating and drinking anything you want on that special day each year and completing ignoring your household chores.

So when you’re eating wings dipped in chocolate pudding during the game tonight, be sure to think of this video.