Welcome Danny Gokey Fans! 9/28 – 10/11 Discussion

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It’s almost October!  You know what that means?  Danny Gokey’s Christmas album will “soon” be here!

Our thanks to Kristyn York Photography for the use of this photo!

74 thoughts on “Welcome Danny Gokey Fans! 9/28 – 10/11 Discussion

  1. Welcome to our second Discussion Post at Danny Gokey News!

    We are thankful for the friends that followed us here after the closing of iheartdannygokey.com and for our new friends! You made our launch what we consider a success!

    If you haven’t commented before, we urge you to “Join the Conversation” and our community here!

    Just enter a name (any name! You can make a new identity!), an email you will use here and your comment!

    One of us two moderators will approve your first comment (to keep spammers from filling up these pages with offers or ???) and then you are good to go! No waiting necessary after the 1st approved comment!

    We can’t wait to read your thoughts and observations! Just remember, we are just for fun, not official!!

    Moderator Jan

  2. “I also tweaked some of the fonts this afternoon, let me know if that causes anyone any difficulty, or if you like it one way vs. the other.”

    There was a link that said “Discussion Corner” (maybe yesterday?) that appeared on the top right of my screen for a time. I thought it looked good. Under it were links to music.

    I liked that positioning. I like the way it is now also. I don’t have any difficulty to report. 🙂

  3. Thank you for this new site and for bringing us fans the latest Danny news. Appreciate it!!! So excited for the Xmas Cd!!! Maribel 😊😊

  4. There was a link that said “Discussion Corner” (maybe yesterday?) that appeared on the top right of my screen for a time. I thought it looked good. Under it were links to music.

    Hi Lurker, if you don’t see this anymore, it may be because your browser is set up differently. The page is dynamic and will rearrange to try and fit if you have a smaller or larger browser, or if you change the view setting in your browser to be closer up or further away.

    If the page changes itself, it moves all the items on the sidebar toward the bottom of the blog view.

    I discovered this myself after “user error” on my part 😳

  5. Steph,
    Thank you! I made my page wider, and the Discussion Corner link and sidebar items all reappeared. 🙂

    (I wonder if this :O is a symbol for anything. Or if 😆 is?)

  6. Strange result on what I wrote above where the blank space is. I had written lol with : before it and also after. I see an empty space, but if I hover over the space, I see what I had written.

  7. After my 2nd post above, a smiley appeared in the blank space in the previous post. It was not there before. Double strange.

  8. Danny, Leyicet and family are in Atlanta in order to do some Christmas Album promo with Manuela Kjeilin via https://instagram.com/passionforbaking/ From her instagram, you can see that she was in Nashville with them, went to Danny’s Atlanta area concert and tonight some kind of holiday dessert photo shoot– complete with a Christmas tree! Let’s keep an eye out for this promo piece?

  9. Thank you, Jan and Steph. The site looks great! ♫♪♫♪♪

    “Hello” to Melinda and Maribel. 🙂

  10. A Texas radio station has shared this Periscope video of Danny performing at a radio station event. This will be up for another ~22 hours (unless they decide to post it at their station)

    @dannygokeynewz: Thanks for sharing Danny’s performance!! RT @895kvne: LIVE on #Periscope: LIVE @dannygokey #morethanyouthinkiam http://bit.ly/1JBg4LE

  11. Reading an article and saw this comment: “Be careful of false profits.”

    Sometimes a wrong spelling is funny.

  12. Hi guys! How is everyone doing?
    Can’t seem to change my name from Dannydes to just Des, but hey, its a beautiful name 😉

    Hi to Maribel and Melinda 🙂
    Hello also to Cindy, Lurker, Jan and Steph!
    Soo excited for the Christmas CD 🙂

  13. Hi Des! Good to see you!

    I had a user name I didn’t want, too. So I went to https://wordpress.com/me and changed my public display name 🙂

    Or, if you have an email account that is not associated with your Word Press account, you can log in WITHOUT Word press, just like you use an email and user name like you use to do at ihrtDG.

    PS. Thanks for the comment on my recap post. You’d have to wonder about Ed and those security guards, don’t you? Although, with his Santa looks, he mostly gets away with anything…. 😉

  14. I’ve checked out today’s Billboard reports to see how Danny’s singles are doing in recurrent status. Answer: Pretty darn good!

    He has the #13 and the #16 most played songs on the Christian Airplay Recurrent Chart. On the Christian AC Recurrent Chart he has the #14 and #15th most played song! It makes me wonder if stations choose one or the other song to play or if some of them are playing TWO Danny Gokey songs at once?

  15. Hello to Jan, DannyDes, Melinda, Cindy, Lurker, and Steph..Just wanted to say Hi to everyone!!! Can’t wait for the Xmas CD!! Oct 16 can’t get here fast enough 😊😊😊 Hope everyone is well!!!

  16. The Dove Awards will be on TV. That’s good news! TBN.. 9 Central. I have to find that station. Now, does that mean 8 Pacific. Never can figure that out sometimes. 🙂 Hopefully, we’ll be able to watch him pick up an award. I wonder what his speech will be??

    Hi, Des.

  17. The Green Bay Gazette interviews Danny.

    I often hear interviewers say things that aren’t correct about Danny and/or his career and Danny apparently let’s them go with it…..

    I suppose he is just being polite?


    In this interview it appears that “My Best Days” was not a secular country album, but a Christian album….. Well, it certainly had inspirational/faith songs… #IStillBelieve

  18. I saw a link to this blog on twitter. Danny’s music does resonate with so many people going through hard trials….

    @everydaymornin: Danny Gokey Speaks To Me: I saw Danny Gokey perform Tell Your Heart to Beat Again one day. about a year after … http://bit.ly/1MM1aXu

  19. I attended Danny’s sold out show in De Pere WI last night. Great show! I was visiting with one of the show organizers and he told me they could have sold another 100 tickets if the fire code would have allowed it! Nice big crowd buying Danny’s merchandise and attending the autograph line….

    A few tidbits: They played Danny’s Christmas album during the intermission and while people were waiting in line after the show!! I got to hear the other original and all of the other songs http://www.iheartdannygokey.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

    Danny told he was a writer on both originals and that “Lift Your Eyes” can start to be downloaded on Monday by radio stations. He didn’t know the official impact date. He speculated in mid to late November.

    Also, Danny’s mom has a beautiful voice! She sang a duet and background vocals for the opener last night. I do have video, but I want to get her approval to post it first… stay tuned for that and a bit more 🙂

  20. They played Danny’s Christmas album during the intermission and while people were waiting in line after the show!! I got to hear the other original and all of the other songs

    Surprised that Jan did not explode 🙂

  21. Admin, are you sure I didn’t?

    I have to admit my extrovert afterburners were definitely kicked in last night….. My friend and I had great discussions with other attendees, at the concert and in the lines after the concert. And all of Danny and his bandmates were super nice to me. Even though I got a bit of extra time in the line to ask a few questions (How could I stop? Danny said “Go ahead, Jan. Ask away!”) but when I remembered one last question after we had walked away….. the security guy called me a double dipper… “Moi?” I told him I just had one more question…. Danny said I get TWO more. So sweet.

    And believe it or not, I stuck with my one question….. http://www.iheartdannygokey.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_unsure.gif

  22. Lucky you, Jan. Love hearing your stories. I had no idea Danny’s mom performed with Danny. Hopefully, you’ll be able to post it. 🙂

  23. “Pretty Beautiful” is my least favorite song on Danny’s HIFOM CD. That said, it sounds a heck of a lot better sung acoustically. Nice!

  24. Thanks, Cindy. I’m glad you liked it :mrgreen:

    I think Danny has another event with NewSong tomorrow night per this tweet:
    Cxxxxxxxxxxx ‏@xxxxxxxxxl88 · 3h3 hours ago
    @dannygokey just found out you’ll be performing w/ @newsongonline tomorrow night at our @FollowMRO event! U need a backup singer? 🙋🏻🎤🎵
    JOIN US! We still have just a few seats left available for our 10th Annual Evening with NewSong next Tuesday October 6th at 6:30 pm at The Speedway Club. Cost is $75! Please contact hhaaland@go2mro.com for info or to reserve your seat

    Charlotte Motor Speedway
    5555 Concord Pkwy S
    Concord, North Carolina

  25. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsEoY7YnCxk&w=420&h=315%5D

    Someone going by the name of “Thoughtful Acts” recorded the Q & A session Danny had in Fond du Lac Sunday night.

    Some cute discussion about decorating, the trials of leaving your family behind when on the road, and even a tidbit about the Dove Awards. Danny said they want him to sing “Hope in Front of Me”. He said it will be a new version of it — he’s working out ideas with his music director.

  26. ” He said it will be a new version of it”

    I hope part is in Spanish. I liked the song he did for another recent award show (K-Love?).

    There were lots of drums, etc. ❓

  27. I think Danny was holding back when he was talking about singing HIFOM at the Dove Awards…. I would bet he will do a bit in Spanish, but how else will he make it different? He already did a beginning in Spanish… I loved that vperformance… wish they would put it back up!

  28. Gonna post a link here. There is a Danny connection, in the form of Bernie Herms. This is an interview with Joshua Ledet, 3rd place finisher from American Idol Season 11. Danny, as distinctive as his voice is (and as great a singer and performer as he is), also was lucky that he landed on a popular season of Idol, when Idol was still water cooler conversation . . .


  29. Thanks, Ellen. It does seem that the Finalists really didn’t get much support as the Seasons wore on…. but you have to hand it to Danny that he is working very hard in this second genre career!! He has soooooo…. many events! And he’s working on lots of projects! If only we could shake that Spanish album out of him…. But only 10 days to I get my grabby little paws on “Christmas is Here”.

    I don’t see that radio can download the single “Lift up your Eyes”, yet. I did a download search for Danny on Allaccess.com and the only one available is “More Than You Think I Am”. Nor have I seen any press on it either.

  30. Danny is one BUSY guy. He appeared with NewSong at a Christian Motor Racing Outreach event:

    Danny Gokey News ‏@dannygokeynewz · 1h1 hour ago
    #HopeInFrontofYou! & More RT @j_guffey: on #Periscope: Charlotte Motor Speedway: join us with @DannyGokey & Newsong http://bit.ly/1j62bQ1

    Justin Allgaier Verified account  ‏@J_Allgaier · 6m6 minutes ago
    Hey @dannygokey nice to meet you tonight! Hope you enjoyed your laps around the track too! Def need to come hang out w us at the track soon!

  31. Well, Danny was off by two days… but we now have the promo from Daily Play MPE. And for me, the big news is that they are pushing two songs for download to radio. Staying in the Christian genre and the “Christmas” category. I’ve asked what the second song is…. Any guesses? I suppose I could add the times for all the songs to come up with the second song (Since the total is 8:33) but, let’s guess or what for @DailyPlayMPE to get back to me?

    Labels: BMG – Chrysalis
    Number of Tracks: 2
    Total Time: 8:33
    Formats: Christian, Christian CHR, Christian AC, Christian Inspo, Christmas, Christian Specialty, Christian Praise & Worship, Christian Top 40, Christian Hot AC
    Available Date & Time: October 7, 2015 08:21 AM ET
    Impact Date: November 20, 2015
    Country: USA

  32. Thank you for all the information, Jan. I agree.. Danny is very busy. It must be hard leaving his family behind. Hard on the family being left, too. In one of his recent performances he mentioned this. We all have to do the best we can. It’s so sweet seeing the fun times Danny and family spend together when he is home. It goes all too fast.

  33. Here is an interview by Country Outfitter about Danny’s Dove nominations and his love for both country and Christian music.

    Can we hope he will do another country song? At our Q&A last week he talked about songwriting and he said one night he woke up with a new country song in his head. He wrote it down and said he thought it was a great song. He doesn’t know if others will agree, but….

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vI-a-ybE3Q&w=640&h=360%5D

  34. I agree with what Danny had to say. Doesn’t Carrie Underwood sing many songs that may be considered “Christian” too? I think Danny will go down the path he’s meant to go down. It will be fun to see where his path leads..

  35. That makes for two long songs. Maybe one is the single and the other is for promotion of the album through a traditional classic?

  36. With the way Danny has loved “O Holy Night” and “Mary Did You Know”, I would bet one of the two is the other song being released for download to radio.

    And with the fact this album has two originals and a non-Christmas song with “Give Me Jesus” (which is OVER 5 minutes long on the album) I think they set this album up to be “new” for two Christmas seasons. On iTunes O Holy Night is 4:55!! MDYK is 4:49! So they must have radio edits… if one of them is it. None of his 2 songs = 8:33. (I looked since the MPE twitter account did not respond to me….)

  37. I did hear a few non-CCM artists played with classic songs last Christmas season… but the majority of the Christmas songs played were Christian artists singing classic songs. And I did not see Burl Ives listed…. but I wasn’t looking for him like you do, Steph 😉

  38. I do not look for Burl. But I find each year, I cannot escape him.

    Fortunately, he is holly jolly 😉 😇

    Thanks to whomever checked out our New Music section 😉 <3

  39. “Do CCM stations play Burl Ives, or is that just the country stations? ~”

    Don’t know about CCM, but I used to hear him on AC stations. I’ve quit listening to radio. Don’t know what they play now.

  40. The DG logo does look like glasses. I think that is a clever design. I see it in my mind with the temples (or arms) drawn in and the spaces in the D and G closed. Also, the letters are angled a little to the side–not straight at the camera.

  41. I like it, too, Lurker.

    BTW, did you check out the picture of the week? Danny isn’t pointing at his companion 😉

  42. Danny’s Eyewear is very impressive.

    On a different note… my daughter in law is running the Ironman Race in Kentucky this Sunday. What an accomplishment for her. Very exciting.

    I liked the photo on the racetrack.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

  43. Here is an audio snippet from the title cut of Danny’s Christmas album. Your thoughts?

    [facebook url="https://www.facebook.com/DannyGokeyOfficial/videos/10153317313408402/" /]

  44. I wasn’t sure I liked it at first, but after a few moments.. I did. It’s very cute. Reminds me of a “Disney” movie. It is different than what I’m use to Danny singing. I think it’s a nice change. 🙂

  45. Just listened to the song again… It’s growing on me. I really like it. Looking forward to listening to all of it..

  46. Blog article about one of Danny’s recent events performing for a fundraiser, including a video from the event.


    Danny Gokey has a magnificent voice, one that took him to a third place finish in 2008′s American Idol. His personal story also moves us. [..]

    Danny Gokey’s concert was one of the best I’ve attended in a while, and by far the best experience I’ve ever had at a so-called “Christian” concert. 601 people attended, and with the generous support not only of Danny, but sponsors like Exelon, Chick-fil-A, 94.3 K-Love, and others all profits went to Emmanuel House. It takes a lot of money to accomplish our goal of moving 50 families out of poverty every 18 months, but the payoff is huge—incalculable, really—not only for those families, but their communities, and eventually for all of us. THANK YOU, DANNY!

  47. I just watched Danny’s performance at the Dove Awards. I thought he did a great job! He looked very handsome and his stage presence was felt. I’m very proud to be a Danny Gokey fan. I think Danny’s success isn’t just measured by his singing alone, but by his generous heart and unquestionable kindness. Continued success for Danny and his Team..

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