Jess Cates

Short Name: Jess Cates
Full Name: Cates, Jess
Birth Year: 1976

Wikipedia Biography

Jess Cates (born July 27, 1976 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American songwriter who has co-written songs such as Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me" and the Backstreet Boys hit of 2006, "Incomplete". In recent years, Cates has worked in a songwriting team with Lindy Robbins and Emanuel Kiriakou. In its 2008 "Roundup", ASCAP characterized the trio as "award-winning, multi-platinum selling songwriters." In 2008, he co-wrote David Archuleta's debut single, "Crush". Ben Ratliff of The New York Times wrote that it was one of the "few dollops of good writing" on Archuleta's debut album.

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