Snapshots (12/7/12)

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• December 7, 2012

Darius Rucker performed his latest tune, “True Believers,” on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on December 5. “True Believers” is the lead single and title track of Rucker’s 2013 release and third country album. Watch it HERE. Rucker also joins Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, host Joel McHale, Gary Sinise and more at the 2012 American Giving Awards, airing Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Rucker will perform as part of the celebration honoring organizations around the country that are ‘true believers’ in their communities, five of which will be awarded $2 million in grants to continue their positive work and influence.

Darius Rucker Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU

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New Haven Records and RSI Music Group recording artist Gordon Mote was recently invited to perform at the artist induction ceremonies of both the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Academy of Country Music award winner recently performed when Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, Dallas Holm, The Hoppers, Love Song and Rex Humbard were inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony recorded for broadcast at TBN’s Trinity Music City auditorium. Mote also performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Medallion Ceremony, during which country superstar Garth Brooks, songstress Connie Smith, and blind session keyboardist Hargus “Pig” Robbins were inducted.

“It is a rare talent that finds favor in both the Gospel and Country music worlds. We are honored that Gordon Mote calls New Haven Records ‘home,’ and we are thrilled about the ever-broadening attention that Gordon’s music and ministry is receiving,” says Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records.

Left Photo: Gordon Mote (R) accompanies Crystal Gayle (L) paying homage to Pig Robbins' original keyboard performance on "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Photo: Peyton Hoge Right Photo: Gordon Mote (L) and Dallas Holm (R) perform during the induction of Dallas Holm into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame Photo: Jim Sulcer

 

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