American Christian worship singer Dante Bowe is no longer part of Maverick City Music as of Sept 27 2022.
The 29-year-old from North Carolina has been singing with the contemporary worship music group, who won a Grammy Award in 2022, since 2019.
At the time of writing this, it’s unclear what Dante did, but Maverick said the decision was due to his ‘behaviour’. HITC has reached out to him for comment.
Maverick City Music took to Instagram on Tuesday (Sept 27) to announce that their professional relationship Dante has been “paused”.
This suggests that the choir could continue working with the singer in the future, but as of right now, he is not part of the group and will not be singing with them.
“Due to behavior that is inconsistent with our core values and beliefs, we have decided to put a pause on our professional relationship with Dante Bowen,” they wrote in a statement.
“Decisions like these are not easy because of the level of nuance, both professionally and personally, but we felt it necessary to address.”
The collective went on to say that “no one artist’s actions or behaviour can always be attributed as a reflection of our core beliefs and values”.
Maverick added that Dante has their “unwavering support” and said: “Each of us need God’s grace and our hope is that we all pray and give him the same opportunity to grow in Christ.”
At the time of writing this, the 29-year-old hasn’t responded to the statement.
MORE ABOUT DANTE BOWE AND MAVERICK CITY MUSIC
Dante grew in a Christian community in North Carolina and his grandparents were Christian ministers, but he didn’t convert to Christianity until he was 16.
He soon developed a love for music and dropped out of high school to commit himself to ministry before becoming a professional singer.
After singing solo for a while and releasing his debut album, he became a member of Bethel Music collective and signed with the label in 2019.
Around the same time, he also began singing with Maverick City Music, which was founded by Tony Brown and Jonathan Jay in 2018.
In total, the music group have released 11 albums, done three tours and been nominated for numerous awards including an AMA, BET and many Billboard Music Awards and lots of Grammys.
They won the Billboard Music Award in 2021 for Best Gospel Album and also won two GMA Dove Awards, one in 2020 and one in 2021.
Including Dante, the music group has eight members, but the 29-year-old has released two solo albums too and starts his first tour later this year.