NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Dove Award-winning Difference Media recording artist Canton Junction is set to bring their “Get Your Praise On” tour to Haughton’s Church of the Cross (700 Highway 80) on Friday, April 1 at 7:00 PM. Joining them will be special guest Gordon Mote. Fans are also invited to a special “Meet & Eat” at 5:30 PM where they will have the opportunity to share a meal with the artists before the concert.
The concert is free, but donations will be accepted for Sanctuary of Hope, an outreach of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, focusing on the building and development of an unwed mothers facility; state-of-the-art orphanage; and world class boarding school.
“We love having the opportunity to share songs from Every Hallelujah on this tour,” said Canton Junction’s Matthew Hagee. “It’s a special treat for us to get to connect with so many at the “Meet & Eat” events before the shows.”
Canton Junction’s latest recording, Every Hallelujah, debuted at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Southern Gospel Overall Chart and in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Top Current Contemporary Christian chart, following its release last year. Produced by award-winning musician Garry Jones, Every Hallelujah marks the first recording to feature new members Casey Rivers (lead) and Ryan Seaton (baritone), as they join founding members Matthew Hagee and Tim Duncan on 13 powerful selections. Led by the soaring first single, “Weep No More,” the project features contributions from many of Gospel music’s finest songwriters, including Kenna West, Sue C. Smith, Lee Black, Ben Storie and Ronny Hinson, among others.
Since their debut in 2012, Canton Junction has quickly become one of southern gospel music’s most sought-after quartets. The self-titled Canton Junction featured the #1 singles “Hold On,” "The Son Shines Down On Me," “Sweeter As The Days Go By” and “Dig A Little Deeper,” garnering a GMA Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year. In 2014 the group received the Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Southern Gospel New Traditional quartet.
Gordon Mote’s newest album, Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and Songs of Inspiration, comes hot on the heels of Mote’s 2013 Dove Award-nominated album, All Things New. Co-produced by Mote, legendary country producer Frank Rogers and 8-time Dove-Award winner Wayne Haun, All Things New featured a Who’s Who of Gospel and mainstream artists (Trace Adkins, Jason Crabb, Sheryl Crow, The Gaither Vocal Band, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, and Matthew West). The CD garnered Dove Award nominations for Best Country Gospel Album (2014) and Best Country Gospel Song (“Ain’t It Just Like the Lord”) and produced the popular singles, “Faith Like That” “Meanwhile Back at the Cross,” and “The Other Side.”
He has played for music’s biggest names, including Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, and Alison Krauss. His studio prowess has earned him two Academy of Country Music Awards for top piano/keyboard player as well as two Music Row Magazine Instrumentalist of the Year Awards (2009, 2011). Mote has also recorded an impressive body of solo work---three instrumental and seven vocal albums---including the Dove Award-nominated If You Could Hear What I See (2004), Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory (2007), and his acclaimed Christmas collection, The Star Still Shines (2012).
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