105 thoughts on “Welcome Danny Gokey Fans! 11/9 – 11/22 Discussion

  1. ” I’m thinking Danny may have had too many secular songs”

    I don’t think they objected to that. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” seems (to me) to be more secular than holy, and it was their favorite (one of my favorites too because Danny does it so well–it sounds traditional, one of the things I’ve read that people like about Christmas songs).

    I think they loved the album and thought they were giving a high rating. Maybe they save their highest ratings for established stars? Anyway, their words were good. If I were writing a report about their review, I would say they wrote a rave review–that they really loved the album. I would quote some of the praise, but leave out the rating and just say nothing about it.

    I would choose to see just the positive in the review. I can do that if I want. πŸ˜‰


  2. That’s exactly what I will be doing when I add their review to the album review post, Lurker πŸ˜‰

    In being a moderator here, my posts can leave out the less than impressive. Like small crowds, low ratings, things I don’t like…. πŸ˜‰


  3. For reviewers overall, a 3Β½ star rating is generally good — say, for example, People Magazine or Country Weekly. But if CCM Magazine generally gives out a lot of 4 and 5 star ratings, then it is only an average rating. And that is unfortunate, because with few brick and mortar stores carrying CDs, how does a CD find an audience beyond an artist’s existing fanbase? Readers of CCM Magazine might be expected to buy Christmas CDs, so it might have helped more if Danny had gotten 4 or 5 stars. But it isn’t a bad rating.


  4. Ok, I didn’t lose the comment. It just didn’t display. I had to click on a “newer comments” button. What’s up with that?


  5. For the Wisconsinites among you . . .

    I got an email from my auto insurer saying that Oregon is likely to receive severe winter weather this season. So under “Get Tips,” they included recommendations from the Wisconsin Emergency Management agency on what to keep in your vehicle. Hmm. So you guys are the experts, huh? πŸ˜‰


  6. ” I had to click on a β€œnewer comments” button. What’s up with that?”

    Not sure about this but think when the new site was being developed that Admin2 asked if we wanted page views (maybe 60 comments per page then a new page).


  7. Ellen, we are pretty darn experienced with not freezing to death if we slide off the road…. I have a special (folding) snow shovel I put in my car, along with other essentials πŸ™‚


  8. Not sure about this but think when the new site was being developed that Admin2 asked if we wanted page views (maybe 60 comments per page then a new page).



  9. Sorry to hear your weather predictions, Ellen. Wisconsin winter driving can be difficult at times with white outs, snow or ice covered roads, and heavy drifting. We keep a shovel in our car and a device my husband uses under the tires to improve traction when stuck in snow. A little sand doesn’t hurt either. Water, snack foods, warm clothing, boots and a blankets or two for sure. Oh, I hate thinking about it. I heard the Almanac said milder than normal weather for us this year. I Hope so!


  10. Carianne, I’m not worried (yet). I just thought it was funny that my insurer was providing tips from Wisconsin!

    Normally we get very little snow here in the valley. But we need snow up in the mountains to recharge our water supply. Oregon has been in drought, and we’ve had two vicious back-to-back fire seasons.

    I grew up on the East Coast and lived in the Midwest for many years, so I am familiar with snow. (Although I’ve lived in Oregon long enough to become a “weather wimp.”) I live on a hill now and have a steep driveway, so it should be interesting.

    I need to see if I can buy an ergonomic shovel here in Oregon. The one I have is from the Midwest and it’s pretty beat up by now. (It makes shoveling so much easier!)


  11. So Danny tweeted about some Tennessee show? And it looks like there will be a couple of country artists on the bill? Although I think it’s Christmas music?


  12. New station spinning LUYE:

    Station /MarketFormat/TW/lw/Move/ovn/am/mid/pm/eve/Aud

    KDUV-FM Visalia-Tulare/Christian AC/ 4/ 4/ 2/ 1 /1 /0.006


  13. Yeah, Jan. That was it. I think Collin Raye and Rhonda Vincent are both country (although I think Rhonda does bluegrass, a subgenre of country).

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  14. This was such a nice interview, I wish I could embed it here…. maybe they will add it to Soundcloud.

    It includes them talking with Danny about his songs HIFOM, MTYTIA, MBDAAM, ISB, MDYK and LUYE! Almost an hour long! Danny is in Batavia, NY for a concert for on Saturday night. WDCX-FM. And they say they will be playing Danny’s Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving πŸ™‚



  15. I got another surprise when checking the CAC chart on Allaccess this morning:
    61 50 Up this week DANNY GOKEY Tell Your Heart To Beat… 44 38 6 0.246 –

    Baltimore has played TYHTBA 44 times in one week!!! They love that song.


  16. “CCM Magazine ‏@ccmmagazine Β· 2h2 hours ago
    “Gokey’s vocals are always in season!” – #CCMmag on @dannygokey new #Christmas album http://bit.ly/CCM-DGrev

    CCM Magazine had a nice tweet and a link to their review. πŸ˜‰


  17. On iTunes Christian chart, Danny’s Christmas is #26.

    There is also now in the music lists a selection for $7.99 holiday albums. Danny’s cover is the 25th album shown.


  18. from The Roadshow Facebook – quite the compliment!

    The Roadshow
    Yesterday at 11:18am Β· Edited Β·
    It’s already beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! (And we haven’t even had our turkey yet.) It’s never too early for this song though. Check out Danny Gokey singing what may be the very best version of “Mary Did You Know” ever recorded. What do you think?
    Get Danny’s album “Christmas Is Here” now on iTunes and anywhere else awesome is sold.
    What’s YOUR favorite Christmas song or album of all time? (Personally, I’m partial to Michael W. Smith’s album Christmas from waaay back in 1989.)


  19. The haircut makes a difference.

    Yellow shirt picture compared to haircut in video (as seen in tweets).

    “Danny Gokey ‏@dannygokey Β· Nov 19
    #tbt to when I tried out for Iron Man’s stunt double!”

    The tweet above referenced the yellow shirt picture.

    “Danny Gokey ‏@dannygokey Β· Nov 19
    This is available now!! You can listen to it in iTunes now!! πŸŽΆπŸŽΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ˜„”

    The tweet above used a video with his current haircut. The hair is very short on the sides.

    I like the haircut longer on the sides as in the yellow shirt picture. The shape of his face looks more oval. I think the oval shape is more flattering than the egg shape (tall head, narrow brow,
    wide across middle) in the video.


  20. I don’t like the words “shamers” and “schooled” as used here:

    1) She called out body-shamers.

    2) He schooled them.

    In the first one, are shamers being shamed? Isn’t the person shaming shamers?

    Re: the second sentence. Gloating that you’re smarter than someone else is not attractive in my opinion.

    Did I shame a shamer who was shaming shamers? Maybe. I got confused when I was writing and wondered if I was doing the thing I was disliking. ❓ I need a “don’t know” smiley.


  21. I agree with you, Lurker, that slightly longer hair on the sides and top are attractive for Danny. But obviously his stylists (or Danny) likes the short hair on the sides look?

    Nice movement on Danny’s songs on Christian iTunes:
    #61 Lift Up Your Eyes
    #77 Hope In Front of You
    #99 More Than You Think I Am

    Albums on iTunes
    #26 Christmas is Here
    #94 HIFOM


  22. I’m the boss (pretending). πŸ™‚

    After TYHTBA goes to #1, I will have TIWIMTBA sent to radio as a new single. Then, while it is on the way up to #1–not even waiting until it gets there (can people have multiple hits at one time, or is that against the rules?)–I will send Give Me Jesus to radio as a single. (It’s from the Christmas album but will do as a single even after Christmas.)

    These three singles will get to #1 quickly now that Danny is a star.

    Then, the new album (and first single from it) should be ready.


  23. Lurker, do like Danny’s version of Give Me Jesus?

    I hope the Baltimore station isn’t done with their love TYHTBA by the time other stations start playing it…


  24. I think Danny does an amazing, emotional, authentic performance on GMJ. I, too, think it would be loved if released. They may save it for next Christmas season as a single? they could release GMJ and OHN as next 2016 Christmas singles?

    I wouldn’t want them to delay launching the first single off Danny’s next album. I’m hoping a new song would be released by June or July for a fall CD release?


  25. I didn’t remember that, Jan.

    I’m listening to Danny’s Christmas CD while getting ready for the holidays. β™«β™«β™ͺβ™ͺβ™«β™ͺ πŸ™‚

    Have a good weekend, everyone..


  26. I hope Danny gets to return to AI this season. If he does though, I wish his little time there would be about him–not about the fan who is wanting to use him to get attention for herself.

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  27. I certainly understand your perspective, Lurker. I’d love for Danny to have some return time on AI where he can update his fans on his new music, touring and even his happy personal life.

    There will be so many moments from the past 14 seasons of AI to reminisce about, I am sure it is going to be VERY hard to get featured. From the promos that Mjsbigblog have featured, I see that Adam and Kris (they each helped with the audition rounds?) will be included. My fingers will remain crossed that we get to see Danny on that stage, again.

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  28. Four more comments on this post we will reach 100 for Jan’s post. And 800 for the site.

    Or, umm, make that three more πŸ™‚ 😳 πŸ˜›


  29. Seem to be quite a few nice tweets from this evening, I didn’t realize the Atlanta event was being livecast on local tv there


  30. I was able to watch it on the local TV station’s app. I think Danny sang in the preshow (which was not televised) and he also sang #MDYK which I did see…during my Packer game!!

    I had the game on my TV, and Danny on the App On my phone, LOL!


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