Three-time Academy of Country Music Keyboard/Piano Player of the Year, Gordon Mote serves as a true example of God’s faithfulness. “I am living proof of God’s faithfulness and goodness,” Mote shares. “I am blessed beyond measure and have always tried to follow His lead and walk through doors He chooses to open. It’s been a good plan, and He has never let me down.”
This philosophy has worked well for Mote throughout his life. Blind from birth, the Alabama native’s earliest recollections center around a love for music. “I was passionate about music,” he states. “My music is so eclectic today because I listened to every album I could find.”
Mote’s 15 albums, including his brand new release from New Haven Records, titled Where You Lead Me, are a testament to his love for musical diversity. Each recording has blended Country, Pop and Gospel influences and has earned him multiple Dove and Grammy nominations, including the Best Roots Gospel Album nominations in 2017 and 2019.
By the age of three, Mote began playing piano, singing and traveling with his family. As he began to excel musically, he enjoyed academic success also. He became one of the first blind students in the country to mainstream into the public school system. He received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. After three years, at the University, he transferred to Nashville’s famed Belmont University, where he graduated with honors.