Gordon Mote | RSI News

April 05, 2011

Encino, CA - When the Academy of Country Music announced the winners of this year’s Academy of Country Music Special Awards last week, multi-talented pianist Gordon Mote was named Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year. The 46th Annual Awards Ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, was produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3. This year’s honor marked the second from the Academy for Mote, who learned he had received the honor while touring with the Gaither Vocal Band in Brazil, South America. Mote’s recently released Songs I Grew Up Singing recording from RSI Music Group, marks his fifth recording with the label. The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and are awarded during years where the Board of Directors feels there are clear and deserving candidates. Industry Awards are voted on by professional members of the Academy. The MBI ballot is voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist category, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category. Special Awards, Industry Awards and MBI Awards are presented to recipients at ACM Honors, a special event held annually in the fall at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Additional information regarding Mote is available online at www.gordonmote.com or www.rsimusicgroup.com. A complete list of Academy winners is available online at www.acmcountry.com.

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