NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 20, 2016) — Award-winning pianist, singer and
songwriter Gordon Motewas honored with the first GRAMMY® nod of his
career when nominations for the 59th AnnualGRAMMY® Awards were
announced Dec. 6. Mote’s 2015 studio project, Gordon Mote Sings Hymns
and Songs of Inspiration (New Haven Records), is nominated in the Best
Roots Gospel Album category. Winners for the 59th Annual GRAMMY®
Awards will be announced at the 2017 awards show held in Los Angeles
on Feb. 12.

“I’ve watched the GRAMMYs® all my life. To actually be nominated
is beyond my wildest dreams!” Mote shares. “I am grateful to God
for allowing me to do what I want to do and pray that my music is
encouraging to people now and for years to come. Congratulations
to great friends in all categories for your well-deserved
Co-produced by Mote and industry legends Phil Johnson and Wayne
Haun, the singer’s nominated album, Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and
Songs of Inspiration, includes such beloved standards as “Power
in the Blood,” “Amazing Grace,” “I Surrender All” and “Just As
I Am.” In addition, Mote also introduces his audience to
inspirational worship classics “Because He Lives (Amen),” “Holy
Spirit” and “O, The Blood.” Famed gospel producer/arranger
Percy Gray, Jr., adds ChicagoMass 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 “Only Jesus Can Heal This Hurting World,”
released to radio earlier this year.
“We could not be more proud of Gordon and the way that he uses his
talents for God’s glory,” says New Haven Records president Ken
Harding. “His first-ever GRAMMY® nomination is just icing on an
already incredible career.”
“Congratulations to Gordon Mote for a well-deserved GRAMMY®
nomination. It’s a privilege to be able to promote such a
talented, hardworking and one-of-a-kind artist like Gordon,” adds
radio promoter Jan Binkley Puryear. “I’m so excited for Gordon,
Ken Harding and New Haven Records, where quality and integrity
still come first.”
Mote recently returned home following a run of successful tour
dates in Norway. He will perform holiday shows in select cities
throughout the remainder of the year. For a full list of tour
dates and more information, visit www.gordonmote.com.

Blind since birth, Gordon Mote began playing piano at the
age of three. Ever since, he’s been using his God-given
musical talents to write and record songs that reflect his
faith. After graduating from Nashville’s Belmont University
with honors, Mote was asked to join Lee Greenwood’s band.
Since then, Mote has become an in-demand concert and studio
 musician playing, touring and recording with some of Country
and Gospel music’s biggest artists, including Porter Wagoner,
the Gaither Vocal Band, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Rascal
Flatts, Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood and Alan Jackson,
among others. Moreover, Mote has also been a long-running
guest on numerous Gaither Homecoming tours. Throughout his career,
Mote has garnered two Academy of Country Music Awards, two Music
Row Magazine Instrumentalist of the Year Awards (2009, 2011),
numerous Dove Award nominations and a GRAMMY® nomination.
New Haven Records is a Nashville-based music corporation that
includes label, publishing and film companies focusing on the
uniquely American genres of Black Gospel, Southern Gospel, and
Country & Bluegrass Gospel. New Haven’s products are serviced to
Christian retail through Provident Music Distribution and to the
 mainstream marketplace through SONY Distribution.
For additional information, go to www.newhavenrecords.com.

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For more information, contact:
Keri Sawyer, New Haven Records
Phone: 615-327-3300












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