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Gordon Mote’s New Single “The Other Side” Hits Radio

Written by Staff on March 3, 2015 – 8:29 am -

45th Annual Dove Awards - ShowWife Kimberly Joins Gordon on Album Highlight

Franklin, TN (March 2, 2015) Hot on the heels of Gordon Mote’s “#2 Southern Gospel Radio Single, “Meanwhile Back At the Cross,” New Haven Records has released “The Other Side,” the fourth single from Mote’s Dove Award Finalist CD, All Things New.

Produced by Southern Gospel hit-maker Wayne Haun, “The Other Side” is a touching ballad duet featuring Gordon’s talented wife, Kimberly. Gordon reflects, “The past few years, Kimberly and I have had close friends and family who’ve experienced profound loss. Although we would never minimize someone’s grief, the Gospel truth is that we don’t grieve as those who have no hope. Instead, we live in the confidence that one day the Lord will reunite us with those we love and make all things new.”

The theme of redemption and restoration pervades the entire 13-song project, which was produced by Country Music legend Frank Rogers along with selected cuts by multi-Dove Award winner Wayne Haun.

Since its release, All Things New has become both a critical and fan favorite. Breathecast.com raved that listeners should “be prepared for lots of ‘wow’ moments.”

Strictly Country, called All Things New “…one of the most artistically defined albums we have ever heard…the album that we compare all the others to” and highlighting “The Other Side” as one of the cuts that “…truly captured our souls.” Likewise, Soul-Audio and MusicScribe also singled out “The Other Side” as one of the album’s finest moments.

Through the years, Mote has enjoyed a high profile as a featured performer on The Gaither Homecoming Concert series as well as one of Music City’s most celebrated session players—culminating in two recent Academy of Country Music and Music Row Magazine Awards for Instrumentalist of the Year. Since stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist, Gordon has recorded an impressive body of work—three instrumental and six vocal albums—including the Dove Award Finalist All Things New (2014), Dove Award-nominated If You Could Hear What I See (2004), Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory (2007), Songs I Grew Up Singing (2012) and his acclaimed Christmas collection, The Star Still Shines (2012).


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Chuck Wagon Gang Joins New Haven Records Roster

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 24, 2014 – 7:13 am -

Chuck Wagon Gang

Chuck Wagon Gang

Legendary Group to Release New CD and Documentary DVD in October

Franklin, Tenn – New Haven Records, home to such award-winning gospel artists as Gold City, Gordon Mote and Chicago Mass Choir, is proud to announce the signing of the legendary Chuck Wagon Gang.

New Haven Records president Ken Harding states, “The Chuck Wagon Gang holds the distinction of being the oldest mixed gospel recording group still performing with ties to its original founder. After 8 decades and 40 million in record sales, we couldn’t be more excited about their past, present and future.”

Meeting In Heaven: The Chuck Wagon Gang Sings the Songs of Marty Stuart is a brand new recording of twelve gospel songs written and produced by Marty Stuart in the spirit of “Dad” Carter who instructed them to “Sing the old songs, and sing them the way I taught you.”

Accompanying the CD release will be America’s Gospel Singers, The Legacy Lives On, a full-length DVD documentary shot by world-renowned photographer Jack Spencer which chronicles the 75-year history of the Chuck Wagon Gang through rare family photographs, poignant personal stories, old recordings and new live performances. In addition to Marty Stuart and the Chuck Wagon Gang, the DVD features special appearances by Connie Smith, Merle Haggard, Eddie Stubbs, and the Oak Ridge Boys.

“The original group, which was started in 1936, could never have imagined their efforts would be so far reaching,” Shaye Smith, alto and owner of Chuck Wagon Gang reflects. “The journey down this current path is completed with New Haven Records. I have so much confidence in Ken and his staff at New Haven.  Our upcoming projects could not have found a better home. So here we are, ready to embark on yet another path that will further perpetuate this heritage.”

 


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Gold City Releases Highly Anticipated Hymn Treasury Hymn Revival Debuts Early Fall

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 25, 2014 – 10:08 am -

New Haven Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Hymn Revival, Gold City’s first new hymn Gold Cityproject since their immensely popular 1999 release, “Amazing Grace: A Hymn Collection.”

Hymn Revival follows Somebody’s Coming, Gold City’s best-selling and highest charting album in years; and contains beloved hymns along with two new classics, “In Christ Alone” and “The Power of the Cross,” which are poised to pass the test of time. The record also contains older, more traditional hymns such as “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and “I Need Thee Every Hour.”

Co-produced by label-mate and Academy of Country Music Award-winning musician Gordon Mote, Hymn Revival is exactly that: a treasury of classic and current hymns refreshed and re-envisioned by the matchless voices of America’s premiere quartet, Gold City.

Mote reflects, “I’m from Gadsden, Alabama, Gold City’s home town. I grew up admiring them and now I have the incredible honor of co-producing them. You can really feel their energy and personality coming through as they sing these classic songs of the church.”

“I am excited about this project because many of the hymns that I grew up singing have all but disappeared,” says Danny Riley, Gold City’s lead singer. “I love a lot of the new songs, but the old songs of the church have ministered to me through the years and have a special place in my heart. We have also included some modern hymns that I know will become standards in the church.”

Ken Harding, President of New Haven Records concludes, “Matching these timeless hymns with the award-winning vocals of Gold City created an album for the ages. We can’t wait for the world to hear these hymns in a fresh, revived way.”

Hymn Revival releases on New Haven Records early this fall and will be available wherever great gospel music is sold and on iTunes.


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Award-Winning Musician and Singer Gordon Mote Releases Album All Things New on New Haven Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 19, 2013 – 2:40 pm -

MoteNashville, TN (September 19, 2013) —- One of the most beloved and respected musicians/singers in the music industry, Gordon Mote, has released his latest project All Things New. The album was co-produced by Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker), and Dove-Award winning producers, Wayne Haun and Russell Mauldin. The project features vocal collaborations with such major artists as the Gaither Vocal Band, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Matthew West, and Scotty McCreery. This is the second album by Mote for his new label, New Haven Records, and the project will be distributed to the faith-based market through Provident-Integrity Distribution.
 “I wanted this project to encourage others to let the Lord use the rough parts of their lives for His glory just like He has in mine,” says Mote. “Being born blind, God has given me so many blessings in spite of the setbacks I have had in my life. If we’ll give God the chance to make all things new, He will.”
The powerful ballad, “Faith Like That,” is the first single being serviced to Christian radio, and the heartfelt lyrics were co-written by award-winning songwriters Don Sampson (“Waitin’ On A Woman”) and Jim Brown (“Five O’Clock Somewhere”).  A noted songwriter himself, Mote co-wrote four songs on the new album including, “All Things New,” “Sound A Dream Makes,” “For You,” and the autobiographical “Broken Open.” The latter song describes Mote’s personal journey of clinging to his faith to overcome a broken heart and how God can lift us up even during our darkest hours.
“I had a wonderful childhood, but grew somewhat lonely as a teenager as my friends were getting driver’s licenses and leaving me behind,” explains Mote. “Whether you’re blind or not, all of us experience insecurities. I learned that my brokenness made me more open to God’s love as well as more sensitive to the brokenness in other’s lives.”
In spite of what society calls a handicap, Mote has miraculously overcome multiple obstacles with his blindness that include; playing piano at 3-years-old without any professional training, being the first blind student in the country to be accepted into the public school system, graduating high school with honors, receiving a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, and graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with Cum Laude honors and a music degree.
Two days after graduation, Mote began touring with Country artist Lee Greenwood’s band, which led to the talented musician touring and recording with such major superstars as Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley, Bob Seger, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Gaither Vocal Band, and Lionel Richie. 
Mote’s keyboard skills led him to being honored twice by the Academy of Country Music for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year Awards, as well as two Music Row Magazine Instrumentalist of the Year Awards for playing on the most Top Ten albums. Mote has released nine albums as an independent artist, with If You Could Hear What I See earning Mote his first Dove nomination in 2004. Mote remains an active touring act by performing over 150 dates a year. 
For more information on Mote please visit his website, www.gordonmote.com and on twitter at @GordonMote.
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 Distribution and to the Christian marketplace through Provident Music Distribution. For additional information, go to www.newhavenrecords.com

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ACM WINNER GORDON MOTE IN STUDIO WITH ACCLAIMED COUNTRY PRODUCER FRANK ROGERS

Written by SGN Scoops on April 11, 2013 – 5:19 am -

Mote Prepares for Release of his Fall CD on New Haven Records

Gordon Mote in the studio with producer Frank Rogers and more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2013) – New Haven Records recording artist Gordon Mote was recently in the studio cutting tracks for his upcoming 2013 release with acclaimed country music producer Frank Rogers at the helm. Rogers has garnered five Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and 13 Country Music Association (CMA) Award nominations for producing such artists as Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Darryl Worley, Josh Turner and Darius Rucker.

Mote, a 2012 ACM Award winner for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year, is a highly sought-after studio musician who has worked with Rogers on many of the producer’s award-winning productions.

“I’ve spent hundreds of hours in the studio with Frank as he has helped other artists find their voice. The fact that Frank is now shaping my music is both humbling and exhilarating,” Mote says.

Numerous magical moments occurred during the tracking sessions, with the most memorable occurring while recording “Faith Like That,” a poignant ballad which describes the heartache of a grieving father while offering hope to everyone who has lost a loved one. This song is especially close to Mote’s heart.

“One of my very best friends recently lost his daughter,” Mote says. “I am inspired by his faith every time I sing this song.”

Dove Award-winning songwriter Kyle Matthews (“We Fall Down”) joined Mote and Rogers to pen “Broken Open,” an autobiographical ballad revealing how God uses the negative things that happen to us for His glory and our good. Matthews also wrote the New Orleans-flavored “Main Event,” a light-hearted but insightful tune about missing the point, that is sure to become a concert favorite.

“Gordon covers a lot of musical ground on this new record: inspirational, country and southern styles. But the project holds together incredibly well because they’re all facets of the same gem,” Rogers says. “Gordon is simply a brilliant talent with a great heart.”

Mote’s yet-to-be-named New Haven Records CD will hit stores this Fall, with singles to Inspirational and Southern Gospel radio shipping in late Spring. Mote currently is on tour promoting his latest release, Songs I Grew Up Singing, throughout Canada with Country music star Paul Brandt.

Photo Caption: ACM Award winner Gordon Mote recently cut tracks in Nashville’s Ocean Way Studio for his Fall 2013 New Haven Records release. Pictured (l-r): Bob Rodgers (artist manager), Scott Williamson (instrumentalist), Mote, Frank Rogers (producer), and Ken Harding (president of New Haven Records). (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

About Gordon Mote:
Mote, who recently was voted “Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year” at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, began playing piano at the age of 3 and toured with his family’s singing group until his undeniable talent made him an award-winning Nashville session player (Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss). Mote recently wrapped up a six-year stint singing and playing for the popular Gaither Homecoming concerts and recordings so that he could devote more time to his family and expanding solo career. The vocalist, producer and keyboardist extraordinaire has been blind since birth, but his words and music reach beyond the ears to the heart. More than his undeniable talent, Mote’s fans appreciate his ability to communicate the love of Christ to a world in need of hope.

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:

New Haven Records
741 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-327-3300
info@newhavenrecords.com


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GORDON MOTE JOINS COUNTRY SUPERSTAR PAUL BRANDT ON JUST AS I AM 2013 TOUR

Written by SGN Scoops on March 1, 2013 – 6:47 am -

Academy of Country Music Award Winner To Perform Favorites
From Recent Songs I Grew Up Singing CD

Gordon Mote headshot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 28, 2013) – New Haven recording artist Gordon Mote has announced he will join Country Music superstar Paul Brandt on his Just As I Am 2013 Tour this Spring. Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country music artist in history. The tour will kick off on May 15 and run through June 7, hitting 20 cities throughout Canada, including Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mote will be performing songs from his latest album, Songs I Grew Up Singing, which features a collection of inspiring songs that helped shape Gordon’s music and ministry.

“This is a great opportunity for Gordon to increase his ever-growing fan base,” says Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records. “It is truly an honor for Gordon to share the stage with Canada’s most prominent country artist.”

Mote co-produced and played keyboards on Brandt’s latest album, Just As I Am, which was released in October 2012 on Brandt’s independent label, Brand-T Records. The album, featuring an assortment of well-known Gospel songs, was recently named one of the top Country Albums of 2012 from iTunes Canada, in the company of Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band.

“Paul Brandt is a megastar in Canada,” says Bob Rodgers, Mote’s manager. “From the time Gordon started working with Paul on the Just As I Am project, both artists have dreamed of making this upcoming tour a reality. I can’t wait to see how God is going to use them together to bless thousands and to win new fans for both!”

Paul Brandt Headshot “I am so pleased to have Gordon Mote joining me on my upcoming Just As I Am 2013 Tour,” says Brandt. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gordon over the years. Just when I think I’ve seen the limit of his talent, both vocally and playing the piano, he takes it to another level. He is a musical genius; a true master of his craft, and I’m thrilled and honored be working with him.”

“I’m very excited to be a part of this tour with Paul,” says Mote. “It was an honor for me to be involved in the production of his new Just As I Am project and I look forward to sharing the stage with such a talented musician and Godly man.”

The Just As I Am 2013 Tour will be featured in numerous churches across Canada. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.gordonmote.com or www.uniteproductions.com.

About Gordon Mote:
Mote, who recently was voted “Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year” at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, began playing piano at the age of 3 and toured with his family’s singing group until his undeniable talent made him an award-winning Nashville sessions player (Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss). Mote recently wrapped up a six-year stint singing and playing for the popular Gaither Homecoming concerts and recordings so that he could devote more time to his family and expanding solo career. The vocalist, producer and keyboardist extraordinaire has been blind since birth, but his words and music reach beyond the ears to the heart. More than his undeniable talent, Mote’s fans appreciate his ability to communicate the love of Christ to a world in need of hope.

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.

About Paul Brandt:
Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history. His 1996 debut was certified Gold by the RIAA and went on to sell 1 million albums internationally, propelled by the No. 1 R&R single and wedding standard “I Do.” He’s written songs for Johnny Cash, Dave Matthews and others, and produced tracks for new Canadian supergroup High Valley. His 2011 release Give It Away was named iTunes’ Canadian Country Album of the Year, and the accompanying NOW Tour successfully criss-crossed Canada, generating 5.2 million impressions via his @paulbrandt Twitter handle. Brandt released his 11th album, Just As I Am, in October 2012. Brandt and his family enjoy using the platform of celebrity to raise funds and awareness for causes they believe in through their Build It Forward Foundation.

 

Photo top: Academy of Country Music award winner Gordon Mote will join Canadian country music superstar Paul Brandt on the Just As I Am 2013 Tour. (New Haven Records photo)

 

Photo bottom: Paul Brandt welcomes Gordon Mote on his upcoming tour in support of his current CD, Just As I Am, a project on which Mote co-produced and played keyboards.

 


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GORDON MOTE PERFORMS AT GOSPEL AND COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

Written by SGN Scoops on December 6, 2012 – 3:26 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 6, 2012) – Multi-talented New Haven Records and RSI Music Group recording artist Gordon Mote was recently invited to perform at the artist induction ceremonies of both the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame, underscoring the Academy of Country Music award winner’s rare position as a top crossover performer whose talent is winning acclaim across multiple genres of music.

“It is a rare talent that finds favor in both the Gospel and Country music worlds. We are honored that Gordon Mote calls New Haven Records ‘home,’ and we are thrilled about the ever-broadening attention that Gordon’s music and ministry is receiving,” says Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records.

The Academy of Country Music award winner recently performed when Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, Dallas Holm, The Hoppers, Love Song and Rex Humbard were inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony recorded for broadcast at TBN’s Trinity Music City auditorium. Mote performed Holm’s gold-selling hit, “Rise Again,” which is featured on Mote’s recent CD, Songs I Grew Up Singing, an inspiring musical diary of landmark songs that not only shaped his music and ministry but also inspired a generation of Gospel music lovers. Near the end of Mote’s performance, Holm joined Mote onstage for the final verse and chorus, resulting in a rousing standing ovation. Read more »


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ACM Award Winner Gordon Mote Celebrates The Season With THE STAR STILL SHINES

Written by SGN Scoops on October 5, 2012 – 3:26 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 5, 2012) – New Haven Records and RSI Music Group have announced that Academy of Country Music award-winner Gordon Mote’s new Christmas project,The Star Still Shines, will hit store shelves October 16. The holiday CD combines Southern Gospel, inspirational, and country music-flavored renditions of new and traditional Christmas songs and carols, including Michael W. Smith’s classic “Emmanuel” and Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Christmas Is All In the Heart.”

In addition to 10 tracks on The Star Still Shines featuring Mote’s warm, engaging vocals, the musician’s award-winning keyboard prowess is spotlighted on the instrumental interludes “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Away In A Manger,” and “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” The first single from the project, an exhilarating vocal/keyboard arrangement of “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” releases to radio in November.

“I remember the first Christmas with my wife, Kimberly. We had a little 700-square foot apartment in Nashville and a scrawny little ‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas tree. We crammed our friends and family into that tiny living room, dimmed the lights and sang Christmas carols. What sweet days those were … simple, yet so full,” Mote reflects. “Now that we have children of our own, we are blessed with new memories. It is our prayer that as you listen to these songs, you, too, will sit back and think of all you have to be thankful for this Christmas.”

“From poignant to powerful, this CD celebrates the ‘Christ’ in Christmas in the fresh, creative, and heartfelt manner that has made Gordon one of the brightest emerging artists in music today,” says Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records. “It’s the kind of fun, yet meaningful, music you want playing while you decorate the tree or sit down for Christmas dinner. We are thrilled to bring the world another extraordinary project from this amazing artist.”

The Star Still Shines is New Haven’s second Gordon Mote release in 2012, following Songs I Grew Up Singing, an inspiring musical diary of landmark songs that not only shaped his music and ministry, but also inspired a generation of Gospel music lovers. Singles from that project include Mote’s renditions of the Hinson’s hit “Call Me Gone” and the Gaither classic, “This Is the Time I Must Sing.”

Photo caption, top: Gordon Mote’s The Star Still Shines will be released October 16 by New Haven Records. (New Haven Records photo)

Photo caption, bottom: Gordon Mote is a New Haven Records recording artist. (New Haven Records photo)

Gordon Mote headshot About Gordon Mote:
Mote, who recently was voted “Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year” at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, began playing piano at the age of 3 and toured with his family’s singing group until his undeniable talent made him an award-winning Nashville sessions player (Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss). Mote recently wrapped up a six-year stint singing and playing for the popular Gaither Homecoming concerts and recordings so that he could devote more time to his family and expanding solo career.

The vocalist and keyboardist extraordinaire has been blind since birth, but his words and music reach beyond the ears to the heart. 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’s fans can read more about the keyboardist in the October 2012 issue of Singing News where he will be featured as the cover story.

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.

 


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Academy of Country Music Award Winner Gordon Mote Releases New CD

Written by SGN Scoops on July 18, 2012 – 4:29 am -

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
Phone: 615-327-3300
jdaily@newhavenrecords.com


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AWARD-WINNING SINGER/KEYBOARDIST GORDON MOTE SIGNS WITH NEW HAVEN RECORDS

Written by SGN Scoops on June 5, 2012 – 11:43 am -

Songs I Grew Up Singing To Hit Shelves July 17

Gordon Mote - Songs I Grew Up Singing CD Cover

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2012) – New Haven Records President Ken Harding and RSI Music Group President Bob Rodgers have announced the signing of award-winning singer and keyboardist extraordinaire Gordon Mote to the Nashville-based New Haven Records, the home of Gold City, Chicago Mass Choir and The Country Music Hall of Fame Gospel Series. The label will release Mote’s newest project, Songs I Grew Up Singing, on July 17.

“Gordon’s vocal prowess and stellar musicianship have inspired audiences all across America. But more than his talent, his fans appreciate his ability to communicate the love of Christ to a world in need of hope,” Harding says. “We’re honored to be a part of Gordon’s future.”

Songs I Grew Up Singing is an inspiring musical diary of landmark songs that not only shaped Mote’s music and ministry, but also 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 Hinsons’ “Call Me Gone,” which is already receiving strong airplay at Gospel radio.

“When I was a little boy, my parents would travel with my brother and me to sing in churches across the South. I remember the first time I heard these songs on Sunday mornings on WGAD in Gadsden, Alabama. They quickly became part of our repertoire,” Mote says, explaining why these songs are important to him. “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.”

Totally blind from birth, Mote’s childhood in rural Alabama was not quite the same as that of other boys his age. Many challenges faced the young lad, as well as his brother, who was also born blind. Nevertheless, the Mote family clung to the promises of God’s Word, particularly Jeremiah 29:11. “Our parents always encouraged my brother and me,” Mote says. “They believed we could excel in whatever we chose to do, as long as we placed Christ at the center of our goals and our lives, and that’s what we did.” Read more »


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