|Birth name||Gordon James Mote|
|Born||October 25, 1970|
|Genres||Christian country, CCM, southern gospel|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist|
|Associated acts||Lee Greenwood, Gaither Homecoming|
Gordon James Mote (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.
Mote was born, on October 25, 1970, in Gadsden, Alabama, as a blind person, 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.
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.
His studio album, Don't Let Me Miss the Glory, was his debut as a vocalist. It was released on October 23, 2007, with Spring Hill Records. This album was his breakthrough, appearing on the Billboard magazine charts, peaking at No. 170 on the Billboard 200 and No. 10 on the Christian Albums chart.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Christmas Piano: The Holly and the Ivory||
|Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See||
|Don't Let Me Miss the Glory||
|I Will Sing||
|Songs I Grew Up Singing||
|The Star Still Shines||
|All Things New||
|Hymns and Songs of Inspiration||
|Love, Love, Love||
Gaither Homecoming Video featured performances
- 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
|2003–06||Academy of Country Music Awards||Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year||Nominated|||
|2008/10||Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year||Won|||
|2012–14||Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year||Nominated|||
|2015||GMA Dove Awards||Country Song of the Year||"Ain't It Just Like The Lord"
(shared with songwriters)
- Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: Mote Gordon James". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved January 5, 2016.[permanent dead link]
- 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.
- AllMusic. "Gordon Mote : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
- "Gordon Mote Biography".
- AllMusic (October 23, 2007). "Don't Let Me Miss the Glory – Gordon Mote : Review". AllMusic. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
- Brassington, Dave (February 14, 2008). "Review: Don't Let Me Miss the Glory – Gordon Mote". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
- "Gordon Mote Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
- "Gordon Mote Album & Song Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
- "Winners Search Results".
- "2015 Nominees". Archived from the original on January 11, 2016.