The song “Not in Our Town” was recorded by Grammy nominee Gordon Mote. The song is meant to be an anthem that encourages people to take action, be vigilant, be proactive in their communities, and to join the battle against HST. Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, has received reports of 34,700 sex trafficking cases inside the United States. In 2017, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims. It is estimated that every 30 seconds someone is a victim of a sex trafficking.
Singer, Songwriter, musician Gene Schmidt, writer of the song, became active in the cause when it hit close to home. Gene armed forces creating a Christian Co-alition of leaders who then took initiative in Dodge and Jefferson Counties in Wisconsin in becoming proactive in combatting the ills of Human Sex Trafficking. In Dodge County there were 3 establishments where human sex trafficking was taking place; through the co-alitions efforts, prayer, public outcry, and political intervention, two of those strip clubs are now closed.
Gene commissioned Grammy nominee Gordon Mote, to sing the song. The first number one single that Mote performed on was Alan Jackson’s 9/11 tribute, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?”. Since that time, 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—to name a few. His unmatched 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) for playing on the most top ten albums.
Gordon is honored and humbled by the artists and producers who place their trust in him, “I always try to bring my creativity and do the very best I can.”
The goal of the song is to raise awareness and stir people to be aware of what’s happening locally in their town. Never did we think it would hit in our small community, but apparently small town USA are the communities that these sadistic procurers’ are targeting.
Who will defend our daughters, who will defend our sons, make this town a better place, where they want to grow up. When others try to force, what tears those values down, who will say. . . “Not In Our Town”.
The proceeds from this song is twofold, 50% will benefit the Christian Co-alition who is fighting to shut down these establishments under the 501 C3 umbrella of Adoration Abode, P.O. Box 780, Watertown, WI. 53094 and the other half will be forwarded to 5 Stones ministry who works tirelessly to educate youth and adults regarding trafficking.
Help us spread the word and make a statement to the pimps, falcons, hitmen, lieutenants, and drug lords exploiting our children; to say that we will stand at the gate of our communities and say, “Not In OUR Town”.