NASHVILLE, TN— The Academy of Country Music recently announced that New Haven Records artist Gordon Mote has again been nominated for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year. Mote is already a three-time recipient of this award. This honor follows Mote’s recent Grammy Award nomination for his latest album, LOVE LOVE LOVE, for “Best Roots Gospel Album of the Year.”
Gordon expressed his joy in a social media message to his fans: “I’m so grateful to have been nominated again for the piano/keyboard player of the year by the Academy of Country Music. What an honor to be in a category with such great musicians, and people. I’m very thankful that God has given me a gift for music that enables me to be a part of such a rich music community. Congratulations to all who were nominated!”
Lee Greenwood became the first of many popular entertainers with whom Gordon has shared the stage over the past three decades, including Trisha Yearwood, Porter Wagoner, Bill Gaither & the Gaither Vocal Band, and most recently, popular Southern Gospel quartet, Canton Junction. In addition to touring with these legendary musicians, Gordon has enjoyed an illustrious solo career. His eleven solo albums have blended Country, pop, and Gospel influences to earn multiple Dove and Grammy nominations.
For any other aspiring musician, these blessings would be more than enough. But Gordon is also one of Nashville’s most sought-after studio musicians. His big break came when fellow keyboardist Hargus “Pig” Robbins (who also happens to be blind) asked Mote to fill in for him on a session for Country superstar Alan Jackson. That recording session yielded Jackson’s iconic 9/11 tribute song, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?” Mote’s keyboard genius has since graced recordings by Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker and Alison Krauss, just to name a few.
New Haven Records president Ken Harding is thrilled as well: “Not only is Gordon one of the most talented musicians and singers I’ve ever known, he also has an unquenchable passion to use his art to make his world a better place. New Haven Records is honored to be his partner in this musical mission.”
The 54TH Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8 PM (ET/PT) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.