Maverick City Music has announced that they are "putting a pause" on their professional relationship with multi-platinum selling performer Dante Bowe. This is because Bowe's behavior is "inconsistent with their core values and beliefs."
"Dante is a brother in Christ and as such he has our full commitment and unwavering support as he continues to navigate his path forward," Maverick City posted on Facebook. "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 as we give ourselves."
The band did not indicate what behavior from Dante led to their decision to part ways. 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."
Bowe is a GRAMMY Award winning, platinum-selling songwriter and recording artist from Rockingham, NC, currently based in Nashville, TN. His independent debut Son of a Father (2017), rose to No. 21 on the Billboard Charts establishing a sound that was uniquely Dante - an infectious mix of soul, gospel, and R&B. In 2018, after spending time on the road as a backing vocalist, Dante left the security of steady employment to take center stage-His star was on the rise.
He was a co-writer on the platinum-selling track "In Spite of Me [feat. Ciara]" for Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and Maverick City Music's biggest hit to date, "Promises." With his familial roots in his heart, and an optimistic future in his sights, Dante released his sophomore album and Bethel Music label debut circles earlier this year. The album debuted at No. 7 on the Top Gospel Albums chart and produced the chart-topping GRAMMY Nominated single, 'joyful,' which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Chart, and No. 3 on Hot Gospel Songs. Dante Bowe is a mainstay in both CCM & Gospel, and has appeared on Billboard, Variety, Entertainment Tonight, Vogue.com, the Tamron Hall Show, and BET.