Featuring Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Tasha Cobbs, & More
“A Motown Gospel Christmas delivers soulful renditions of Christmas classics, the likes of which you have never heard before. Blending Gospel and R&B, this 9-track album takes you on a sonic journey through the decades. This album features CCM heavyweights Mandisa and Danny Gokey performing in new and exciting ways, while also giving you career-defining moments from artists including Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Lexi.” – per Amazon
Where was Danny? I see Danny’s band (Miguel, Bernard, Eric, Sam) in this Instagram post from his road manager and sound engineer, Tony Palacios. But who would have thought that Justin Bieber would be at CityFest in Grand Rapids, MI? Did Danny get to meet him?
If you weren’t in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for last weekend’s CityFest, you missed another epic evangelistic win for the Luis Palau team. For two days, approximately 15,000 people gathered at Ah-Nab-Awen Park to hear the Gospel. Popular Christian artists, like Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Toby Mac, and Mandisa led the throngs in explosive worship. But Justin Bieber garnered the most buzz even though he never made it to the main stage. He joined other entertainers backstage and watched the performances from the sidelines.
This opportunity to headline a tour and hiring a choreographer,Laurie Ann Gibson, to produce the show.
Leaving BMG, where he generated three hit albums, including a Christmas release. He feels his current label has more connections and can get him on the proper Spotify playlists. (Yes, Spotify matters now as much as radio and Capitol has experience in both arenas.)
After working for years on a non-profit himself in honor of his late first wife, he is now putting together a TV show which is based on that very same “hope” theme and focusing on each non profit group’s mission to make the world a better place.
Danny Gokey’s first headlining tour, The Hope Encounter, kicks off on September 20th in Peoria, Illinois and wraps up on November 4th in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With 28 stops in between (including one at the beautiful Pabst Theater in Danny’s hometown of Milwaukee) we hope to catch some additional news and previews about his new album. It is anticipated that the first single will be performed on the tour. It is also reported that his next album will be released in spring 2019. Hopefully Nashville spring, not Wisconsin spring….
Are you one of the very special Danny Gokey fans with a “Celebrate Christmas” date?!?
While not all the dates are announced, yet, but you can go to the TOUR website below to see what is available.
We have gleaned a few tidbits of information by our expert snooping….
There is a TREAT for all the fans, whether the tour comes near you, or not. Danny and Natalie have recorded their version of “The Prayer”. Bernie Herms shares, “These 2 are deadly on their own, but together, get ready for some sangin!!” We’ve been waiting to purchase this recorded song – so excited that the masters are back to Bernie!
Danny Gokey will be joining Chris Tomlin, Mandisa, Sidewalk Prophets, Social Club Misfits and more at Austin’s Spirit 105.9 FM‘s annual Christian music festival. It takes place on November 18, 2018 at Dell Diamond. We believe this is Danny’s first return to this festival since 2015. For more information about tickets, the festival and general information, visit the website HERE.