Nashville, TN (January 13, 2014) â€”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 Corporation. The news comes on the heels of Moteâ€™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 Artsâ€™ top-notch talent commenting, â€œI am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the incredible team at JRA Fine Arts. Their vision is contagious and encouraging.Â My manager, Bob Rodgers, and I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.â€
JRA Fine Arts President Jeff Roberts agrees, â€œJRA 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.â€
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 â€œDisc of the Dayâ€ by Music Row Magazine, while turning out hit single, â€œFaith Like That,â€ reaching No. 6 on the Singing News chart. The discâ€™s latest single, â€œMeanwhile Back at the Crossâ€ is currently going for adds at Christian radio.
Additionally, Mote appeared on the popular syndicated radio program â€œThe Rick & Bubba Showâ€ and is confirmed to co-host the highly rated morning show â€œCoffee, Country, and Codyâ€ on WSM-AM in Nashville, TN. Details are forthcoming.
About Gordon Mote
Born blind, Gordon Mote has overcome multiple life obstaclesâ€”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 Greenwoodâ€™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.Â 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 Havenâ€™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