A “Sweet Reunion!” Seeing Danny Gokey Back Where it All Started!

Danny Gokey by Jill Kalanges (430x418)A Full Circle Story from Longtime Danny Gokey fan, Jill

Jill K. first meet Danny in Portland for the American Idol Live Show at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in 2009!  Seven years later, they meet again at the same venue! Here are some excerpts from Jill’s story:

“If you know me, you likely know that there are a few musicians that have played a huge role in my life and my journey over the past 7-8 years. One in particular in someone that I’ve written about before in my blogs, has a very special place in my heart, and someone I had a chance to re-connect with last night.

It’s the one and only Danny Gokey!

From the moment I first saw his audition on American Idol back in 2009, I was drawn to him. I always love hearing the story behind a person–and Danny definitely had one of those–but there was something more to him that drew me in. Little did I know that my support for a contestant on a television show was just the beginning of a journey God had planned for me that would take me from a fan to a friend.

From his music to his book to his story and everything in between, this guy I first met on my television screen (and who by now had become a friend) gave me so much hope and encouragement to keep going even on my darkest days. Though he didn’t know it at the time, he was saving my life in many ways and I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.

Danny hadn’t been out this way in easily 2-3 years, but in the past 6 months he has been out here twice, and I can only attribute that to God giving me what my heart needed to heal.”

To read Jill’s FULL story, click SWEET REUNION.

Danny’s Setlist on the RWRS16 in Portland

It Is Well (With My Soul), Hope In Front of Me, More Than You Think I Am, Tell Your Heart To Beat Again, It’s Not Over and then Give Me Jesus during the offering.

Videos by Jill!

Our thanks to Jill for sharing her story, pictures and videos of the Rock & Worship Roadshow!

Follow Jill on twitter at @JillyBean47 or Instagram at JillRenee47.

Danny Gokey and Jill 2016 (430x318)

5 thoughts on “A “Sweet Reunion!” Seeing Danny Gokey Back Where it All Started!

  1. Jill also shared that her question was selected for Danny to answer in the VIP Q/A:

    Q. what is it like to be touring with Jeremy Camp after he played such a big role in his life after he lost Sophia.

    A. He gave a lot of backstory for people who weren’t familiar with it, but when he finally got to the answer–he’s such a talker, I love it!–he said it’s really been a full circle experience and shows him (Danny) just how faithful and redemptive God is even when things seem bleak at the time.

  2. Thank you Jill for your story , pictures and videos ! Very nice picture Jill and Danny !!! <3

  3. Thank you Jill. You are a very special lady and I am so very happy that you got to see Danny.

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