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G.Gordon Mote

Gordon Mote

Biography

Blind from birth, Gordon Mote's piano skills were discovered when he sat down one Thanksgiving and played "Jesus Loves Me" with two hands. His parents, recognizing his talent, encouraged him to pursue music. He began traveling and performing with his brother who was also blind at an early age.

Two days after graduating from Belmont University with a degree in music, Gordon Mote joined Country legend Lee Greenwood's band as a keyboard player. Over the years, Mote has performed with Country headliners like Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Tanya Tucker, and more. He also appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and traveled with Porter Wagoner.

He is also a studio musician and record producer, playing on both country and gospel recordings in Nashville, Tennessee. When Nashville studio musician Pig Robbins was unable to be at a recording session with Alan Jackson, he recommended Mote. That day, they recorded Jackson's 9/11 tribute song, "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning," a number one song.

Many Southern Gospel fans became familiar with Mote when he joined the Gaither Homecoming Tour following the death of Anthony Burger. As fans recognized his talent, Mote developed a solo career that would eventually grow to the point that he ceased traveling with Gaither.

In 2017, Mote became the pianist and baritone singer for Canton Junction.

Awards

2009 and 2011 - Music Row Magazine - Instrumentalist of the Year
2008 and 2010 - Academy of Country Music - Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

Wherever You Are

Discography

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2018 Love Love Love (New Haven Records): Love, Love, Love; Love Is The Golden Rule (featuring Voices of Lee); Let The Ordinary Make You Happy; Grace Became Amazing; Set Your House In Order (featuring the Oak Ridge Boys); Live Forgiven; Time To Pray; Remember For Me; Just Believe; His Strength Is Perfect; Love Crusade; People Get Ready; Invitation (Won't You Come).
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