Doc Yates' Releasing New Single "Hometown" for his hometown Woodstock

Seth Yates

By Seth Yates

This song is about the trials and tribulations endured by Doc's hometown Woodstock and the surrounding communities. Though song writing usually comes very naturally and quickly for Doc, "Hometown" actually took several years to write. "I wanted to write a song that captured the energy of Woodstock. A perfect blend of farming meets factory. Country music but with some grit!" says Doc.
"I had started writing this song in 2009 and then with everything that happened to Tori Stafford it froze me. It really weighed on my heart and I was shocked that something so terrible could happen to a kid in our community. I started working on the song again when I decided to open a clinic in Woodstock, as I was driving back and forth a lot from Ottawa and I do most of my writing while I am driving. Then everything started coming out in the news about the teen suicides, and then CAMI factory layoffs. The town really needed a boost to get back on its feet."
Doc plans on releasing this song and hosting a concert to raise money for the Ingamo Homes in Woodstock. It is a non-profit organization committed to ending violence in the lives of women and children. When things turn south in a community it is too frequent that you see the negative impacts effecting kids and Doc wants to try and support them during these times.
"This is an issue that I saw a lot affecting the community around my office in Ottawa after the economy went flat in 2008, during that time I raised money for the Chrysalis House in Kanata. Now I need to give something back to my hometown, as it gave me so much growing up!"
The official release to radio date for "Hometown" by Doc Yates is set for May 29th, 2017.

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