Emerson Drive's Brad Mates Expecting Son

Emerson Drive lead vocalist Brad Mates and wife Jana are expecting their first bundle of joy, a son, next month.

"Jana and I are beyond excited about becoming parents," comments Brad. "The nursery has been ready for a couple of weeks so it's just a waiting game now. It's kind of surreal because he hasn't arrived yet but we can't wait. I am just wondering when is too soon to take him out on the golf course with me!"

The soon-to-be parents have already named their son Tyler. He will be the second Emerson Drive baby, fiddler David Pichette & his wife Jill welcomed Emma Victoria Pichette in November 2008. Brad and Jana Mates were married in October 2008.

Emerson Drive also recently received a Juno (Canada's equivalent of the Grammys) nomination for Best Country Album, for their album Believe. “We are pumped to be included in the JUNO nominations this year,” comments Brad.  “We spent a lot of time writing and looking for songs for BELIEVE so it’s a great feeling to be recognized by CARAS and their members for the album.”  


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