Lori Yates (born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian Juno Award-nominated country music singer and songwriter. She currently fronts the band Hey Stella!. Lori Yates began singing and songwriting at age 19 in the punk/new wave band "The Last Resorts". Yates formed the band Rang Tango in 1987 and released the independent album Rang Tango. They were considered pioneers of alternative country/cowpunk in Canada.