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.
2009 and 2011 - Music Row Magazine - Instrumentalist of the Year
2008 and 2010 - Academy of Country Music - Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year
Wherever You Are
19?? Miracle Music (Custom Records/BP-7912): Rise Again; What He Has Done For Me; Gloryland March; He Was There All The Time; Standing On The Solid Rock; Old Buddah; Hallelujah Square; Something I Can Feel; How Great Thou Art; Let Me Feel Your Spirit Once Again. (Michael Mote, Gordon Mote).
2005 Christmas Piano: The Holly and the Ivory (Spring Hill Records):
2006 Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See (EMI Christian Music Group?):
2007 Don't Let Me Miss the Glory (Spring Hill Records):
2010 I Will Sing (New Haven Records):
2010 Jesus Loves Me (instrumental)
2012 Songs I Grew Up Singing (New Haven Records):
2012 The Star Still Shines (New Haven Records): Behold The Blessed Savior; Emmanuel; Hay Baby; Christmas Is All In The Heart; O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Instrumental); The Star Still Shines; Go Tell It On The Mountain; Away In A Manger (Instrumental); The Same Old Story; Somethin' To Shout About; From Bethlehem To Calvary; O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Instrumental); He Would Be King.
2013 All Things New (New Haven Records):
2015 Hymns and Songs of Inspiration (New Haven Records):
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).
2021 Something Beautiful, Something Good: Songs Of Bill & Gloria Gaither On Piano (Spring House Records/): Loving God, Loving Each Other; The Family Of God; Get All Excited; He Touched Me; Let’s Just Praise The Lord; Something Beautiful; I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About To Happen; I Will Serve Thee; I Am A Promise; There’s Something About That Name; This Is The Time I Must Sing; Because He Lives.