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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 ‚Ķ 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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