A listener of KXOJ FM told us about this special mix of Danny Gokey’s “Hope in Front of Me” to the words of Billy Graham. I don’t know if it was sanctioned by Danny’s label, but we’re sharing it:
Danny Gokey on the TobyMac Deep Hits Tour in Portland, OR
Well, first of all, I managed to score seats in the second row, thanks to the diligence of Jan and Danny Gokey News! The site let me know exactly when the tickets went on sale. I’m kinda of a Luddite, though, and I scramble to complete the transaction before the clock runs out. I swear I clicked to get the prepaid parking, but it didn’t go through. So that led to a saga. I’d had a rough week at work the previous week, so when February 17th dawned, I was tired and cranky. And yes, the parking situation turned out to be the nightmare that I feared. But on to more interesting things . . .
Going through the security line, I wished I had brought my good camera. The security person barely looked at my camera. We did have to go through metal detectors. It’s sad but that’s the world we live in. I’d rather everyone be safe. I also got wanded, although I’m not sure why.
As I think Jan noted previously, the setup, aside from the main stage, involved a strip of stage that extended into the audience area on the floor, about to the middle of the arena. I was sitting on the floor, row two, about the middle of the section that was left of center. I really did appreciate that they left sufficient space between rows so that no one felt crowded. It made up a little for the fact that the rows on the floor aren’t elevated, but for someone as vertically-challenged as I am, it wasn’t much help. Toby wasn’t kidding about the “hits,” because I recognized most of the songs — even songs by Finding Favour and Ryan Stevenson, with whom I am not that familiar. Aaron Cole kicked things off on the strip stage mid-venue. And (I hope I’m not mixing this up) Finding Favour was next on the main stage, then Ryan Stevenson appeared on the strip stage. (I do remember Ryan singing “Gospel” on the strip stage. Interesting factoid: Ryan is originally from Oregon. He’s also a former paramedic.)
Next up was Mandisa. I can’t say enough good things about this warm, engaging woman. She has a real charisma and presence about her. And she sure knows how to dance up a storm! It’s very clear that she means everything she sings. Highlights were her hit “Overcomer,” and, for me personally, “Bleed the Same,” a song that really strikes an Continue reading “Recap: Ellen at the Hits Deep Tour with Danny Gokey”
F.E.R.N. and Marty of the Social Club Misfits chatted on Facebook Live with Danny Gokey about their collaboration, “Tuyo“. They talk about Danny’s Spanish influences (and that he could pass as Cuban, Colombian….), Danny’s desire to do more Spanish music, and more.
To hear their song with Jordin Sparks, click the video below:
I saw this picture of Danny Gokey in a music shop with a guitar, so I thought we’d have a little fun with a poll! I’ve kept it really simple on facebook with a simple yes or no. But for a more indept poll take our web poll, too!
Billboard announced today that Danny Gokey has signed a new label contract with Capitol Christian Music Group
“Danny Gokey is an artist we have admired since we heard his voice for the very first time,” says Peter York, Chairman/CEO, Capitol Christian Music Group. “We are genuinely honored to have him join our family of artists. Our team is highly motivated and excited to represent him in the marketplace. His songs encourage listeners with a message of hope and compassion, things this world could use a lot more of.”
Scott and Kelli of K-LOVE Radio interviewed Danny Gokey at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento
Some of the things you won’t want to miss in this interview:
- How Leyicet keeps Danny grounded.
- How he wants his music to affect his own children and his listeners.
- Which of his songs he feels has had the most impact.
- Where is Danny’s “disco ball” jacket?
And a Facebook Live Video of Danny performing The Comeback.
And from a K-LOVE special event:
Special treats of Danny Gokey on the Hits Deep Tour
Our thanks to Maria C for sharing her concert experience with us!
TobyMac’s number 1 song, “Feel It” is the jubilant encore for the “Hits Deep Tour”.
And while it is one of our favorite TobyMac songs, we think it’s especially good because this version has Danny Gokey coming back on stage to help sing this final song!
For a close up of a part of it, enjoy Danny’s clip of the same song: