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Gordon James Mote[1] (born October 25, 1970) is an American Christian country/ Southern gospel singer, pianist, 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.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Music career 3 Discography

3.1 Albums 3.2 Gaither Homecoming
Gaither Homecoming
Video featured performances

4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

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 College, where he spent the first three years of his music education, while he transferred to Belmont University
Belmont University
in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated with honors in music.[3] Music career[edit] Just after graduating, Lee Greenwood
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] Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions

US 200[7] US CHR[8]

Christmas Piano: The Holly and the Ivory

Released: December 27, 2005 Label: Spring Hill / EMI CMG

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Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See

Released: January 31, 2006 Label: EMI Christian Music Group

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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 Records

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Songs I Grew Up Singing

Released: August 7, 2012 Label: New Haven / Provident

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The Star Still Shines

Released: October 16, 2012 Label: New Haven

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All Things New

Released: August 27, 2013 Label: New Haven

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Hymns and Songs of Inspiration

Released: October 23, 2015 Label: New Haven

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Gaither Homecoming
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 [9]

2008/10 Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year

Won [9]

2012–14 Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year

Nominated [9]

2015 GMA Dove Awards Country Song of the Year "Ain't It Just Like The Lord" (shared with songwriters) Nominated [10]

References[edit]

^ Broadcast Music, Inc.
Broadcast Music, Inc.
"Songwriter/Composer: Mote Gordon James". Broadcast Music, Inc.
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.  ^ a b c 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.  ^ a b " Gordon Mote Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2016.  ^ a b " Gordon Mote Album & Song Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 5, 2016.  ^ a b c "Winners Search Results".  ^ "2015 Nominees". Archived from the original on January 11, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website Cro

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