Blind from birth, the Alabama native’s earliest recollections center around a love for music. By the age of three, he began playing piano, singing and traveling with his family. As Gordon began to excel musically, he enjoyed academic success, as well. He became one of the first blind students in the country to mainstream into the public school system. Later, he received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, then after three years transferred to Nashville’s famed Belmont University, where he graduated with honors.
Two days after graduation, Mote accepted a position with country music legend, Lee Greenwood. Greenwood became the first of many popular entertainers Mote would enjoy sharing the stage with over the next three decades, including Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, Alabama and The Gaither Vocal Band.
Additionally, Mote has also established himself as one of the most sought-after studio musicians in Nashville, whose piano artistry and producing abilities can be heard on recordings by the likes of Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Martins, Triumphant Quartet and Alison Krauss, just to name a few.
With 14 solo recordings to his credit, as well as 18 Academy of Country Music Award nominations, two Grammy nominations, a Gospel Music Association Dove Award, and 30 years of touring, including 20 years as a solo artist, Gordon Mote continues to blaze new trails. As he releases his 15th solo recording and embarks on year number 21 in his full-time ministry, it is fairly safe to say that the multi-talented producer, singer, musician shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to choose to follow the direction of Christ, wherever He leads