Award-Winning Artist Unveils Musical Diary of Landmark Songs That Shaped His Music and Ministry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 17, 2012) – New Haven Records, in association with RSI Music Group, has today released Songs I Grew Up Singing, Gordon Mote’s inspiring musical diary of landmark songs that not only shaped his music and ministry, but also impacted a generation of Gospel music lovers. The CD includes the Gaither classic “This is the Time I Must Sing,” Dallas Holm’s “Rise Again,” Andrae Crouch’s “Through It All,” and the first single, The Hinson’s “Call Me Gone,” which is already receiving strong airplay at Gospel radio.
The songs on the recording are especially close to Mote’s heart. “When I was a little boy, my parents would travel with my brother and me to sing in churches across the South,” he says. “I remember the first time I heard these songs on Sunday mornings on WGAD in Gadsden, Alabama. They quickly became part of our repertoire. Since then, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of the writers and performers of the songs that have meant so much to me throughout my life. That makes this project even more special.”
For the past six years, Mote has lent his considerable vocal and keyboard skills to the Gaither Homecoming concert stage, winning the admiration of hundreds of thousands of loyal Gospel music fans. Blind since birth, his words and music reach beyond the ears to the heart. But more than his undeniable talent, Mote’s fans appreciate his ability to communicate the love of Christ to a world in need of hope.
Mote can also be heard on recordings from some of music’s biggest names, including Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Lionel Richie and Alison Krauss. An outstanding instrumentalist, Mote recently was voted “Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year” at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as tying for Music Row Magazine’s Top Album Keyboardist of 2012.
New Haven Records’ President Ken Harding concludes, “If you aren’t yet acquainted with Gordon Mote, Songs I Grew Up Singing is the perfect introduction. If you’ve already experienced the depth of his talent and ministry, these songs will deepen your appreciation for one of the brightest emerging artists in Gospel music today.”
Tracks on Songs I Grew Up Singing include:
1. “This Is the Time I Must Sing”
2. “Give Them All to Jesus”
3. “Who Am I”
4. “Shut De Door”
5. “God’s Gonna Do the Same For You and Me”
6. “Rise Again”
7. “Oh Buddha”
8. “Through It All”
9. “Getting Ready to Leave This World”
10. “Call Me Gone”
11. “Everything Is Beautiful”
For more information on Gordon Mote or Songs I Grew Up Singing, visit www.newhavenrecords.com.
About New Haven Records:
New Haven Records is a Nashville-based music corporation that includes label, publishing, and film companies. For more than two decades, they have focused on the uniquely American genres of Black Gospel, Southern Gospel, and Country & Bluegrass Gospel. New Haven’s product is distributed to the mainstream through Sony and to the Christian marketplace through Provident Music Distribution. For additional information, go to www.newhavenrecords.com.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:
Julia Daily, Media Relations
New Haven Records
741 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
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