Gordon MoteGordon Mote - November 18, 10:30am

His brand new studio recording, Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and Songs of Inspiration, is irrefutable proof that Gordon has a way of making familiar songs seem new and new songs feel timeless. Indeed, part of Mote’s appeal is his remarkable ability to connect the past with the present and today’s audience with that mighty cloud of witnesses that have gone before us.

Gordon reflects, “Growing up in our little town of Gadsden, AL, our whole family would listen as Harry Butler hosted ‘Songs of Inspiration’ every Sunday morning on WGAD Radio. Even though we were just kids, my brother and I couldn’t wait to hear the latest songs from new and familiar groups. Over the decades, ‘Songs of Inspiration’ has blessed—and still blesses--lots of folks. In some small way, I’m hoping to honor and extend that legacy with this new project.”

Produced by Mote and industry legends Phil Johnson and Wayne Haun, this all-new treasury of traditional favorites and new classics blends Inspirational, Southern, Country and Pop styles to create an album that is fresh yet ageless.

In addition to such beloved hymns as “Power in the Blood,” “Amazing Grace,” “I Surrender All,” and “Just As I Am,” Gordon introduces his audience to the contemporary worship classics, “Because He Lives (Amen)” , “Holy Spirit,” and “O, The Blood.” Famed gospel producer/arranger Percy Gray, Jr. adds Chicago Mass Choir’s trademark gospel vocals to “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and The Voices of Lee lend their considerable choral prowess as well. Mote contributes his own inspiring song craft to the debut single, “Only Jesus Can Heal This Hurting World.”

Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and Songs of Inspiration comes hot on the heels of Mote’s 2013 Dove Award-nominated album, All Things New. Co-produced by Mote, legendary Country producer Frank Rogers and 8-time Dove-Award winner Wayne Haun, All Things New featured a Who’s Who of Gospel and mainstream artists (Trace Adkins, Jason Crabb, Sheryl Crow, The Gaither Vocal Band, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, and Matthew West). The CD garnered Dove Award nominations for Best Country Gospel Album (2014) and Best Country Gospel Song (for “Ain’t It Just Like the Lord” in 2015) and produced the popular singles, “Faith Like That” “Meanwhile Back at the Cross,” and “The Other Side.”

By any definition, Gordon is one of today’s most respected talents; in large part because of his musical and spiritual heritage. He’s never forgotten to tell people along the way where he’s from.

His 2012 release, Songs I Grew Up Singing, celebrated landmark songs that not only shaped his music and ministry but also inspired a generation of Gospel music lovers. The CD included the Gaither classic, “This is the Time I Must Sing,” Dallas Holm's "Rise Again," Andrae Crouch's "Through It All," and The Hinson’s “Call Me Gone.”

It’s easy to understand why Gordon’s roots go so deep.

Blind since birth, Mote’s faith provides the foundation for his life and constantly fuels his creative spirit. When he was just three, Gordon surprised his family on Thanksgiving by sitting down at the piano and miraculously playing “Jesus Loves Me” with both hands. “I was just passionate about music,” states the Attalla, Alabama native. “My music is so eclectic today because I listened to every album I could get my hands on growing up. As kids, my brother (who is also blind) and I traveled and sang in churches of all sizes and denominations.”

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