Grammy and Dove Award-winning gospel singer Dante Bowe is set to return to the stage this month. Maverick City Music, with which Bowe was previously affiliated, announced last fall (Sept. 27) that they were “pausing” their relationship with the singer “due to behavior that is inconsistent with [the music collective’s] core values and beliefs.”
Without giving specific details regarding Bowe’s behavior, Maverick City Music stated, “We have decided to put a pause on our professional relationship with Dante Bowe. Decisions like these are not easy because of the level of nuance, both professionally and personally, but we felt it necessary to address.”
Two days later, Bowe apologized for his behavior in an Instagram post. A short time later, he deleted the post.
“This platform of success I enjoy is a blessing that is both gifted to me and shared with YOU, my faith community, family, friends, supporters and fellow artists,” Bowe wrote in that post. “I sincerely apologize for the impact of my behavior and that it has offended many people on the platform we share together. This experience has been a very real reminder of the importance of being incredibly intentional with how I utilize and engage with the tools social platforms provide.”
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Bowe subsequently took a brief hiatus from social media. The 29-year-old singer said that he would use the time to “refocus” and reflect on his actions, so that he could “recommit to living in the purpose God has” for his life.
Bowe also quietly cancelled a 14-city headlining tour, titled “Joyful The Tour,” which was scheduled to take place throughout October and November 2022.
On November 7, 2022, Bowe released a new song that he said was written “for anyone who’s had [a] hard couple of months. Hold on.”
Bowe released his first official song since his Maverick City Music “behavior issues,” titled “Hide Me,” on January 13. The song is the first single on his upcoming album “Press Play.”
During a recent interview with CBN’s Efrem Graham, Bowe shared that he feels healthier, better, and brighter—”[I] feel closer to God.”
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“You know, God’s going to use people and things to catapult you into your next step,” he told Graham. “So, I don’t think it was like something that shouldn’t have happened. I think it should have happened because now I have this incredible team. I’ve rebuilt my infrastructure with the most incredible people and most incredible producer, John John, who’s helped me release ‘Hide Me,’ and this entire album ‘Press Play.’”