(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Jan. 11, 2016—Multiple Academy of Country Music Award-winning artist Gordon Mote recently performed songs from his brand new project, Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and Songs of Inspiration (New Haven Records) for an invitation-only crowd at SiriusXM’s studio in the tower of the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.Introduced by long-time friend and SiriusXM host Kyle Cantrell, Mote entertained the audience for an hour with such selections as “Great Is Thy Faithfulness, “When We All Get to Heaven,” and his upcoming radio single, “Only Jesus Can Heal This Hurting World.”
Cantrell comments, “Gordon Mote is one of the most gifted musicians and vocalists in Southern Gospel today, and it was a great honor to have him in our studio. It was especially a treat for me to renew an old friendship, and to get to hear him perform live in such a powerful way.”
The recorded concert will premiere on the enLighten channel Jan. 16 at noon ET. Billed as “North America’s Southern Gospel Station,” SiriusXM’s enLighten channel (channel 65) is available commercial-free via satellite to more than 29 million subscribers.
Gordon reflects, “Growing up in our little town of Gadsden, AL, our whole family would listen as Harry Butler hosted ‘Songs of Inspiration’ every Sunday morning on WGAD Radio. Even though we were just kids, my brother and I couldn’t wait to hear the latest songs from new and familiar groups. Over the decades, ‘Songs of Inspiration’ has blessed—and still blesses–lots of folks. In some small way, I’m hoping to honor and extend that legacy with this new project.”
Produced by Mote and industry legends Phil Johnson and Wayne Haun, Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and Songs of Inspiration is an all-new treasury of traditional favorites and new classics blending Inspirational, Southern, Country and Pop styles to create an album that is fresh yet timeless.
New Haven Records president Ken Harding concludes, “It’s amazing that someone can start out being inspired by a local station in Alabama and eventually share his own songs of inspiration on the world’s largest satellite radio platform. Gordon has a gift to make the most familiar song seem new and the newest song feel ageless. We’re thrilled to share his new album with the world.”