Category Archives: Sports Songs

March 26 “Road to the Final Four”

I guess it was inevitable with all of the March Madness on TV.   Duke’s the only ACC team still in it.   Around here most folks don’t care unless Carolina is in it.   I, unfortunately feel the same way.   I do pull for Duke because I’ve lived out of state long enough in the past to root for all North Carolina teams.

“Road to the Final Four” is about betting on the NCAA tournament bracket.   Something I fortunately didn’t do.

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March 15 “Golfin’ Machine”

I was going to wait another month or two before I started writing golf songs but this one just kind of came out.  I was stepping into my back yard to hit some balls this afternoon and this came to me.

My rock n’ roll Golf comedy CD “Triple Bogey with 17 Holes to Play” is by far my biggest selling album and is an infinite source for perks, tournaments and gigs in the golf industry.   I put it out about four years ago with intentions of writing more golf songs and now I have the perfect format to release them.

I was probably inspired by the newsletter from the Carolina Golf Reporters Association that I was reading right before I went outside.   Then after completing the song I noticed Tiger was coming back at the Masters.   If I would have read that beforehand this song would’ve probably been about Tiger.   I think you’ll definitely see one of those in the future however.

Read the lyrics @ chriscates.com/march15.html

Listen to the full ‘Golf Album’ and / or buy it here!   


Feb 14 “Nascar and Valentine’s Day”

Valentine’s Day, holiday or not?   Daytona 500, definite holiday for millions of people (especially in the South).

Every so often they both fall on the same way and it brings lovers closer together or really pisses one of them off.  I’m lucky enough to have an average interest in Nascar.   I typically watch the last ten laps of a race  and passively pull for Tony Stewart and Dale Jr.  Although the banter from DW and the commentators is usually pretty funny throughout the race.

And Valentine’s Day is always a good reason to go out and have fun with my wife.

Anyway, “Nascar and Valentine’s Day” is a song about a husband who wants to celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day but his wife is too tied up with the Daytona 500 because Little E (Dale Jr.) is on the pole.

He pulls a twist at the end of the song and makes up for it.

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Feb 8 “Caught Up in the Controversy”

Tonight’s song was fun.  I had a crazy day recycling in Morganton drove back Asheville and now that it’s gonna snow again tonight I’ve got to go back down the Mountain to make sure the good people can get their pick up rain or shine (I’m hardcore like that).

But I managed to come out here to the studio and write this one in my very short time allotment (I do have a home life too).

When I sat down at the computer and saw the yahoo headlines about Peyton Manning being a poor sport for not shaking hands last night after the Super Bowl and they actually penned that as a controversy  I laughed.    Which then led to writing and recording “Caught Up in the Controversy”.  This song is not about Peyton, it’s more about the really narcissistic celebrities who tend to create controversy to fuel their career.

I wish I could create controversy, I admit I love when I get press too.        Thanks for listening!!

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Feb 7 “Because it’s Super Bowl Sunday”

It’s that one day of the year where all life on God’s Green Earth hinges around a football game.  And it looks like it’s gonna be a good one this year.  The Vatican is even flying a Saint’s flag!!!!!!!

I figured if I’m doing a song for every day this year I’m obligated to write one about the super bowl on Super Bowl Sunday.   That’s where “Because it’s Super Bowl Sunday” came from, it’s for all the guys out there that just don’t want to do the ‘honey-do’s’ today because the game is coming on (at 6:30pm).

The song also gives a run down of some tasty treats that will be over-indulged  by us while staring at the tube today.    I actually don’t eat many of the things I’m talking about, except for maybe today, “Because it’s Super Bowl Sunday”.

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