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Gordon Mote Signs Exclusive Booking Agreement with Jeff Roberts and Associates and JRA Fine Arts

Written by SGN Scoops on January 13, 2014 – 5:07 pm -

Nashville, TN (January 13, 2014) —Celebrated singer, musician, and songwriter Gordon Mote has signed an exclusive booking agreement with Jeff Roberts and Associates and JRA Fine Arts, divisions of Jeff Roberts gordonCorporation. The news comes on the heels of Mote’s busiest career season to date wrapping an unprecedented 2013.

Jeff Roberts and Associates and JRA Fine Arts are full-service booking departments within the Jeff Roberts Corporation representing nationally recognized performing artists.Their impressive music roster at the JRA division includes Casting Crowns, Matthew West, the Newsboys and others in the CCM field. Within the Fine Arts division, which focuses on Performing Arts venues and Symphonies, the company represents legendary female vocalist Sandi Patty, Jason Crabb, Salvador, Jaci Velasquez, Nicole C. Mullen, and pop/country/gospel icon B.J. Thomas, among others.

Now Mote joins the ranks of JRA Fine Arts’ top-notch talent commenting, “I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the incredible team at JRA Fine Arts. Their vision is contagious and encouraging.  My manager, Bob Rodgers, and I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

JRA Fine Arts President Jeff Roberts agrees, “JRA Fine Arts is very excited to be involved with such an amazing talent as Gordon. We have big plans for him and look forward to the future booking him with churches, performing arts centers and symphonies.”

The announcement is in keeping with a momentous year for Mote, who maintained a non-stop tour schedule. His 2013 itinerary comprised two successful West Coast tours; a 20-date run of Canada alongside the most awarded Canadian country singer in Canadian history, Paul Brandt; an overseas jaunt to the Netherlands and Norway, which saw standing-room-only crowds; as well as Dr. David Jeremiah fall radio rally dates. Last month, Mote rounded out the year with a performance at Madison Square Garden, also featuring Kari Jobe, MercyMe and Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers.

In August, Mote released a new record, his first with New Haven Records, titled All Things New. The album, produced by country music mega-producer Frank Rogers (Trace Adkins, Scotty McCreery, Josh Turner), multi-Dove Award winner Wayne Haun and Russell Mauldin, was named “Disc of the Day” by Music Row Magazine, while turning out hit single, “Faith Like That,” reaching No. 6 on the Singing News chart. The disc’s latest single, “Meanwhile Back at the Cross” is currently going for adds at Christian radio.

Additionally, Mote appeared on the popular syndicated radio program “The Rick & Bubba Show” and is confirmed to co-host the highly rated morning show “Coffee, Country, and Cody” on WSM-AM in Nashville, TN. Details are forthcoming.

About Gordon Mote

Born blind, Gordon Mote has overcome multiple life obstacles—learning to play piano at three years of age without any professional training, becoming the first blind student accepted into the public school system, graduating high school and college with honors. Mote began his music career touring with country artist Lee Greenwood’s band. Such visibility afforded him opportunities to tour and record with major superstars like Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley, Bob Seger, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Gaither Vocal Band, and Lionel Richie.  Mote has been honored twice by the Academy of Country Music as Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year and received two Music Row Magazine Instrumentalist of the Year awards. He has released nine albums as an independent artist and remains an active touring act, performing more than 150 dates annually. For more information on Mote please visit his website, www.gordonmote.com. Also, follow Mote 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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Singer/Songwriter/Musician Gordon Mote to Appear on Popular Syndicated Morning Radio Program The Rick & Bubba Show

Written by SGN Scoops on November 14, 2013 – 4:42 pm -

Nashville, TN (November 14, 2013) –— Award-winning musician and talented singer/songwriter, Gordon Mote, is scheduled to gordonmote2appear on the popular syndicated radio program, The Rick & Bubba Show, Tuesday, November 19 at 8:00 am CST. Mote will perform his current single, “Faith Like That,” which is from his current new album, All Things New. Mote will also be making his third appearance on the highly rated morning show Coffee, Country, and Cody on WSM-AM, January 6, 2014. Mote will be the substitute host for Bill Cody and will be joined by the show’s producer, Charlie Mattos.

“Faith Like That” is starting to generate strong support from radio and Rob West, Program Director at WJVL/Janesville, WI, compares the song to a Randy Travis classic. “If you think back to when radio stepped out of the box and played ‘Three Wooden Crosses,’ ‘Faith Like That ‘ is one of those songs. Being a dad, the song has a powerful message without really pushing it. Christian music can work well with the Country format and this song fits!”

“Not knowing what to expect, I put Gordon’s song up against two very good independents and two major label cuts in my weekly playoff, and all I can say is Wow!,” exclaims Mike Thomas, Program Director, KWRE/KFAV, Warrenton, OH. “He smoked the competition and the requests haven’t stopped since. We often hear about immediate reaction records…this is the definition of an immediate reaction record. One of my listeners summed it up best when she said this and I quote…’this is what we need to hear more of on the radio with what’s going on in the world.’”

The project is wide-reaching through several genres of music that include Country, Christian and Southern Gospel. Music Row Magazine critic, Bob Oermann, honored Mote’s new album, All Things New by naming it Disc of the Day and saying in the review, His singing of the thrilling, inspiring, pile-driving title song of his new album will lift your heart, pierce your soul and dazzle your spirit. What an anthem. Play it again. Other strong reviews include; Soul-Audio.comGordon Mote is a profoundly talented artist, gifted with his ability to tickle the keys with the greatest of ease, a strong vocal, and a knack for crafting and choosing songs that fit him perfectly, and Absolutely Gospel says, Gordon Mote is one of the most inspiring and enjoyable solo artists in our industry. He sings and plays with such charisma and energy, that you can’t help but enjoy him. Other media outlets includeBillboard.com, Inside Music Row, CCM Magazine, World Christian Broadcasting, Homecoming Magazine, Beliefnet, Baptist Standard.

All Things New released in August of this year and Mote continues his heavy touring schedule in support of the new project by playing over 150 dates a year. For more information on Mote please visit online at www.gordonmote.com.

About Gordon Mote
An Alabama native, Mote was born blind but the handicap didn’t stop the creative talent in the young child as he started playing piano at 3-years-old without any professional training.  Soon afterwards, Gordon became one of the first blind students in the country to be mainstreamed into the public school system and later received a full scholarship to Jacksonville (AL) State University, before transferring to Nashville’s Belmont University and graduating with honors. Two days after graduation, Mote joined Lee Greenwood’s band, and eventually toured with such artists as Trisha Yearwood, Porter Wagoner, the Gaither Vocal Band, and Gaither Homecoming Tour.  Mote has grown into one of the most beloved and premiere session players in several genres of music and has played for Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Bob Seger, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie, and Alison Krauss. 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. 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 signed with New Haven Records in 2012 and All Things New is his second project for the label.

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 Distributio and to the Christian marketplace through Provident Music Distribution. For additional information, go to www.newhavenrecords.com


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