NASHVILLE, Tenn.Â â€” Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriterÂ Gordon MoteÂ was honored with the first GRAMMYÂ® nod of his career when nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMYÂ® Awards were announced Dec. 6. Moteâ€™s 2015 studio project,Â Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and Songs of InspirationÂ (New Haven Records), is nominated in theÂ Best Roots Gospel AlbumÂ category. Winners for the 59th Annual GRAMMYÂ® Awards will be announced at the 2017 awards show held in Los Angeles on Feb. 12.
“Iâ€™ve watched the GRAMMYsÂ® all my life. To actually be nominated is beyond my wildest dreams!â€ Mote shares. “I am grateful to God for allowing me to do what I want to do and pray that my music is encouraging to people now and for years to come. Congratulations to great friends in all categories for your well-deserved nominations.â€
Co-produced by Mote and industry legends Phil Johnson and Wayne Haun, the singerâ€™s nominated album,Â Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and Songs of Inspiration, includes such beloved standards as “Power in the Blood,â€ “Amazing Grace,â€ “I Surrender Allâ€ and “Just As I Am.â€ In addition, Mote also introduces his audience to inspirational worship classics “Because He Lives (Amen),â€ “Holy Spiritâ€ and “O, The Blood.â€ Famed gospel producer/arranger Percy Gray, Jr., adds Chicago Mass Choirâ€™s trademark gospel vocals to “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,â€ and The Voices of Lee lend their considerable choral prowess as well. Mote contributes his own inspiring song craft to “Only Jesus Can Heal This Hurting World,â€ released to radio earlier this year.
“We could not be more proud of Gordon and the way that he uses his talents for Godâ€™s glory,â€ saysNew Haven RecordsÂ president Ken Harding. “His first-ever GRAMMYÂ® nomination is just icing on an already incredible career.â€
“Congratulations to Gordon Mote for a well-deserved GRAMMYÂ® nomination. Itâ€™s a privilege to be able to promote such a talented, hardworking and one-of-a-kind artist like Gordon,â€ adds radio promoter Jan Binkley Puryear. “Iâ€™m so excited for Gordon, Ken Harding and New Haven Records, where quality and integrity still come first.â€
Mote recently returned home following a run of successful tour dates in Norway. He will perform holiday shows in select cities throughout the remainder of the year. For a full list of tour dates and more information, visitÂ www.gordonmote.com.