Gordon Mote

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Gordon Mote
Birth nameGordon James Mote
Born (1970-10-25) October 25, 1970 (age 49)
Gadsden, Alabama
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresChristian country, CCM, southern gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2000–present
LabelsSpring Hill
Associated actsLee Greenwood, Gaither Homecoming

Gordon James Mote[1] (born October 25, 1970) is an American Christian country/Southern gospel singer, piano virtuoso, and worship leader. He was born blind. He has released eight studio albums. His album Don't Let Me Miss the Glory (2007) was his breakthrough on the Billboard charts.

Early life[edit]

Mote was born, on October 25,[2] 1970, in Gadsden, Alabama, as a blind person,[3] where he grew up in nearby Attalla. He attended both Jacksonville State University, where he spent the first three years of his music education, while he transferred to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated with honors in music.[3]

Music career[edit]

Just after graduating, Lee Greenwood asked Mote to join his band. Since then, he has toured with artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, the Gaither Vocal Band, and the Gaither Homecoming Tour. In 2001, when a pianist was needed for Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" recording, Mote was recommended. After that, he became a very sought-after studio musician, playing on numerous country and gospel artist's albums.[4]

His studio album, Don't Let Me Miss the Glory, was his debut as a vocalist.[3] It was released on October 23, 2007,[5] with Spring Hill Records.[6] This album was his breakthrough, appearing on the Billboard magazine charts, peaking at No. 170 on the Billboard 200[7] and No. 10 on the Christian Albums chart.[8]



Title Album details Peak chart positions
Christmas Piano: The Holly and the Ivory
  • Released: December 27, 2005
  • Label: Spring Hill / EMI CMG
Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See
  • Released: January 31, 2006
  • Label: EMI Christian Music Group
Don't Let Me Miss the Glory
  • Released: October 23, 2007
  • Label: Spring Hill
170 10
I Will Sing
  • Released: March 9, 2010
  • Label: New Haven
Songs I Grew Up Singing
  • Released: August 7, 2012
  • Label: New Haven / Provident
The Star Still Shines
  • Released: October 16, 2012
  • Label: New Haven
All Things New
  • Released: August 27, 2013
  • Label: New Haven
Hymns and Songs of Inspiration
  • Released: October 23, 2015
  • Label: New Haven
Love, Love, Love
  • Released: August 3, 2018[9]
  • Label: New Haven

Gaither Homecoming Video featured performances[edit]

  • 2007: How Great Thou Art; "Shall We Gather at the River"
  • 2008: Homecoming Picnic; "Sweet Forgiveness"
  • 2008: Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1; "I Know Somebody Who Does"
  • 2008: Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 2; "Ain't Gonna Give Up on God"
  • 2010: Giving Thanks; "Everything Is Beautiful"
  • 2011: Alaskan Homecoming; "I'm Working on a Road"
  • 2011: Majesty; "When I Lift Up My Head", "Heaven's Jubilee"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2003–06 Academy of Country Music Awards Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Nominated [10]
2008/10 Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Won [10]
2012–14 Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Nominated [10]
2015 GMA Dove Awards Country Song of the Year "Ain't It Just Like The Lord"
(shared with songwriters)
Nominated [11]


  1. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: Mote Gordon James". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved January 5, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Gordon Mote (GordonMote) (October 24, 2014). "@HamblenMusic: @GordonMote We were a day early on the birthday wish, weren't we? (Your birthday is tomorrow, correct?)You are correct..." Twitter. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c AllMusic. "Gordon Mote : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Gordon Mote Biography".
  5. ^ AllMusic (October 23, 2007). "Don't Let Me Miss the Glory – Gordon Mote : Review". AllMusic. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Brassington, Dave (February 14, 2008). "Review: Don't Let Me Miss the Glory – Gordon Mote". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Gordon Mote Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Gordon Mote Album & Song Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  9. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-love-love/1393199650
  10. ^ a b c "Winners Search Results".
  11. ^ "2015 Nominees". Archived from the original on January 11, 2016.

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