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I’m bringing back the feature “Nice Bits & Pieces”! It’s a collection of things that I’ve put together in one post — a kind of “e-newsletter”. I hope you enjoy this eclectic mix of photos, radio interview, feature article and chart news!
I always appreciate feedback on whether you like this mixed bag of news or prefer shorter, single topic posts! Thanks, Jan
“Entertainment Weekly” Article on AI Ending
EW.com asks the question “What will happen to “American Idol” contestants after the show ends?” It included Danny in the graphic and the article. An excerpt is included below.
As the judges prepare to crown one final winner on April 7, many past champs are back with new projects — perhaps in an effort to get maximum exposure from the very show that made them famous. Season 9 victor Lee DeWyze dropped his sixth studio album, Oil & Water, in February, while Kris Allen is preppingLetting You In for March 18; winners like Fantasia Barrino and Taylor Hicks are also readying new albums. Even nonwinners have put out new material: Season 8’s Danny Gokey and season 5’s Kellie Pickler both released Christmas music in late 2015.
Read the full article: The Last Invasion of American Idols
Jan’s note: Of course they could have mentioned that Danny has released three radio singles from his current hit album, “Hope in Front of Me”…. but it’s good to see Danny included in the 12 Idols pictured! (They cut Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson out of this online picture…)
Danny Talks About Fame, Hope and Purpose with SOS Radio:
Billboard Charts Dated 02/27/16:
#TellYourHeartToBeatAgain moves up to #7 (was #10) on the Hot Christian Song Chart!
#HopeInFrontofMe moves up to #24 (was #27 last week) on the top Christian Album chart.
#TYHTBA has a bullet on both the National Christian Airply and the Christian AC Song charts, but retains its spot.
Great Roadshow Photos by Mary Nikkels Photography for the NewReleaseToday.com!
UTC McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee