Welcome Danny Gokey Fans! 7/04 – 7/17 Discussion & News!

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75 thoughts on “Welcome Danny Gokey Fans! 7/04 – 7/17 Discussion & News!

  1. Wow! Those are powerful photos of Danny!


  2. Happy Fourth of July, everyone! My wish is that the dream of America’s Founding Fathers would come true both here in the U.S. and in the rest of the world as well. In America’s Declaration of Independence from British rule, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    Governments are supposed to be created to protect those rights, not suppress them. That is, of course, an idealistic dream. But after all, it was a dream shared by the Founding Fathers that established the United States in the first place.

  3. Great reminder, Ellen!! Perfect day to reflect on the liberty for all principle.

    Cindy, I agree! Powerful photos by Annette. I had a hard time choosing…. she does such an awesome job. You will see more of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. So…… I was initially thinking that Danny’s TYHTBA may hang around to get the official #1 on Mediabase (after things cleared out….) but his song is heading down, so I think they are happy with the #1s on Billboard and the highest AI on Mediabase. To just record things for posterity:

    4 1 RYAN STEVENSON Eye Of The Storm f/GabeReal 1909 1731 178 9.166
    1 2 7EVENTH TIME DOWN God Is On The Move 1902 1865 37 11.231
    2 3 LAUREN DAIGLE Trust In You 1885 1820 65 9.223
    3 4 DANNY GOKEY Tell Your Heart To Beat… 1716 1787 -71 8.595
    6 5 JONNY DIAZ Breathe 1560 1474 86 10.754

  5. this is a cute tweet

    When @dannygokey comes on, I open my mouth to sing along believing I will sound like him & quickly remember I sound more like Homer Simpson

  6. Seems like if I’m not on the road, this is where you’ll find me. Been spending so much time in the studio but it’s been so worth it. This new project is on another level and I can’t wait to let you guys hear it! Coming this November! @simeonstudio

    What’s that? A new song?

  7. Mr. Bing, Danny says a new single will be released in August; the new album in November! And his management has said the Spanish album will be released in this Summer. Sounds like lots of goodies for us!!

    Also videos…

  8. I’m a little excited about his new co-write of Danny’s (His 16th new registered song)

    GOKEY DANNY BMI 600623891
    YEARY JAMES EARL BMI 340033812

    Look at the credentials of the co-writers:

    Jimmy Yeary (born in Hillsboro, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter.
    In 1994, Yeary moved to Nashville, Tennessee to begin a career as a recording artist. Although he was signed to Atlantic Records, a change in label personnel prevented his debut single from being released.
    Through the assistance of Paul Worley and Wally Wilson, Yeary found work as a songwriter. Among Yeary’s co-writing credits are Joe Diffie’s top 10 hit “In Another World”, Rascal Flatts’ number 1 single “Why Wait”, Troy Olsen’s “Summer Thing”, Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”, Heidi Newfield’s “Stay Up Late”, and Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck”. He has sung lead for Shenandoah and The Isaacs.
    Yeary is married to Country/Gospel singer Sonya Isaacs. The couple has one son, Ayden James Yeary, born on July 25, 2011.

    Tim Nichols (born in Portsmouth, Virginia is an American country music singer and songwriter. Active since the late 1980s, Nichols has written for several country music singers, including Keith Whitley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina, and Alan Jackson. He and songwriter Zack Turner recorded one album for BNA Entertainment (now BNA Records) in 1993 as the duo Turner Nichols, in addition to charting two singles as one half of that duo. Nichols, along with Craig Wiseman, earned a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2004, for McGraw’s Number One hit “Live Like You Were Dying”.

  9. fun finds Jan

    This is nice of an evening performance with big ol’ crowd (though I still don’t love the backing tracks)

  10. It’s so hard to watch the news. Unbelievable. Peace, Love and Understanding. I really can’t put it in words. โ™ฅ

  11. I guess these numbers might be a few days old, but I missed seeing them earlier this week.

    IdolsNow โ€ 40 minutes ago

    DANNY GOKEY’s “Hope In Front Of Me” rebounds 19-11 on #Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart. @dannygokey #Idol

    IdolsNow ยท 1h1 hour ago

    DANNY GOKEY’s “Hope In Front Of Me” re-surges 46-31 on #Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart. @dannygokey #Idol

  12. It would be fun if Danny’s touring caused his single to rebound and go to #1 after all. It’s unlikely, but I think of things like that.

    I also think how I would spend the money if I won a big lottery. I don’t buy a ticket though, so winning a lottery is also unlikely.

  13. Lurker, you seem to have a very busy mind ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like that.

    I am working on some concert announcements that will go out Monday. At least I think they will. I’m not asking for permission….. so I think it will go ๐Ÿ˜‰

    There’s lots of things I would ask Danny and his management, but when I do that, I also have to follow their requests… so finding things out indirectly has….. advantages…

  14. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week.

    What other “projects” do you think Danny and Leyicet are doing?

    They are a very busy family.

    How is the new baby doing, Zuzana?

  15. Hi Cindy! I’ve had a super busy last couple of weeks— and things seem to be quiet in Dannyland. I expect he’s busy finishing the album (one more week to get it done?) and not ready to share snippets? So, everybody seems to be off doing their summer thing…..

    I’ve thought a little bit about what Danny and Leyicet might be up to. I do know of a little business venture that they are involved in….but what Danny is talking about is probably more likely something to do with more appearances like being on “Mary Mary”, IMO. I really think they would enjoy having their own reality show. Mitch’s clients seem to get a shot at things like that. Natalie Grant had the “It Takes a Church” series, Danny, Donald Lawrence, Tina & Erica Campbell on “Mary Mary”.

    That’s my guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Green Bay Christmas concert went on sale today ๐Ÿ™‚ (presale.)

  16. We were told the Spanish album would be out this summer. Is it going to happen?

    (Impatient!!!) I learned to use multiple ! marks from Danny.

  17. LOL the multiple !!!!!.

    I learned that from Danny, too…..

    I hope the long wait means they have put together a great roll out and promo for it. Its a new market for the Milwaukee boy. Not a slam dunk? I also wonder if they realize it would be advantageous for Danny to have a fluent Spanish speaker next to him in interviews? He seems to understand it wel, but forming answers, on an interview, was challenging from the videos I saw. (Just his halting responses told me it wasn’t easy!) I didn’t post them for that reason…

    Also we may need someonefluent in Spanish HERE to screen what he said before we post it?

  18. Danny and Leyicet are opening a Bed and Breakfast, and it’s being filmed has a reality show. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I’m not commenting, Cindy, but……. ๐Ÿ™‚


    And the 17th new song has been entered on the BMI registry:

    CONQUERER BMI Work # 22243454

    GOKEY DANIEL JAY BMI 600623793
    HERMS BERNIE BMI 193327559

    And he’s back to Daniel for this song. Sounds very biblical to me. I wonder if THIS is the song that Natalie said she wanted?

  20. Oh my goodness, Jan. I usually don’t go hunting for information, but I found the same photo on a site named “The Brentwood Bed and Breakfast.” It’s a very pretty place with beautiful landscape. So, did the Gokey’s invest in this Bed and Breakfast? That is their new business, and the new project is that it’s being filmed. Tori and Dean had a reality show about their Bed and Breakfast.. so, that’s been done before. Hmmm, something to do with a Bed and Breakfast, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Well, I solved the first mystery. I went back to the Brentwood Bed and Breakfast and read about it. The Innkeepers are: Leyicet and Danny Gokey. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know the second mystery, but maybe publicity for their Bed and Breakfast?? What a busy family. I wish them much success in their new venture.

  22. Yes, Cindy. I’m waiting to hear back on whether they want us to post about it or not ๐Ÿ™‚

    Very tastefully re-decorated. Although I’m always leery of painting over natural brick….

  23. Well, if I could find information, I’m sure others will be able to figure out the first mystery. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It looks very cozy, but I love the outside. All of you in that neck of the woods have such lovely yards. Up in the mountains where I live our grass is turning into dirt because of lack of rain, and conservation of water.

    How exciting for the Gokeys.

  24. That’s right. When you go to the website it shows the natural brick in the photos. I love the white. It stands out, and is more cheerful. Growing up our house was brick in front. The house I live in now has brick, too. Maybe that’s why I like the “freshness” of the white. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I learned about it approximately a month ago…. and considering they name themselves as hosts, I expect they will want all the promotion they can get. But on somethings I figure I should wait.

  26. Of course. You did well. It was Leyicet’s photos and information she posted that got me wondering. I figured it out all on my own. You didn’t give anything away. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. My thoughts with France, and everyone who was touched by such a tragic event. โ™ฅ

  28. It wasn’t tragic, Cindy3, it was evil. Well, maybe evil AND tragic.

  29. Don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but the bed-and-breakfast endeavor doesn’t make a lot of sense economically. At least not if they own the place and are not just decorating. They’d need a manager and a cook (or a manager/cook), but with a limited number of rooms, it would be difficult to make a profit after paying a salary or salaries. Most B&B owners do the bulk of the work themselves. But I don’t think either Danny or Leyicet cook (at least not at a B&B level), and I can’t see either having the time to manage, clean rooms, etc. Unless there’s a gimmick, this doesn’t make sense to me.

  30. Ok, I have had a chance to Google it. This is a pre-order. Release date is 7/29/16. There are 13 songs. Two versions of HIFOM and 2 of TYHTBA.


    You can get to it from our itunes links along the side. A customized link is not yet created for DGNEWS and this album . Hopefully soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. It’s a pre-order. I can’t hear anything except a preview of the Spanish single of TYHTBA. I already have that.

    I found it searching Danny’s name on iTunes. It is expected July 29. I also found it under Latino (pre-orders). It was the 10th cover shown on the new release pre-order page in that section.

    I saw no adds. I’ve seen no tweets about it.

    What I think is that it needs some promotion! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Without your post, I would not have known about it.

  32. I edited my comment just as you were posting, too, Lurker.

    Just a preorder, but we have an album release day!!

    Danny finally obeyed your !!!!!!

  33. I don’t know if the pre-order album covers are ranked by sales or if they are in random order. There are no numbers next to them.
    When I first saw Danny’s on the Latino pre-order list, I counted and saw it was the 10th cover pictured. Now it is the 6th.

  34. So, two weeks until release? I wonder what kind of promo we will see.

    Ellen, I understand that economics aren’t great for bed & breakfast businesses. But it also may fit his business plans.

    This one is a little unique in that they could rent the whole facility for small weddings, parties, events. Beautiful great room and grounds.

    Also, Danny seems to like investing in real estate and land. This one gives him some income back. He also may have some help from Leyicet’s family in operating it? Or not. But it will avoid paying considerable taxes on his his music career (albums, touring & merchandise) as a part of DG Enterainment…. think tax shelter, not sole business income…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    He’s been doing very well on his business decisions as of late, IMO.

  35. I wonder why Danny doesn’t tweet about the new Spanish album being on iTunes.

    I remember another time (long ago) when he had a new country single go up on iTunes. I kept waiting for a tweet, but none came–until a couple of weeks later. ๐Ÿ™

  36. Lurker, Danny (or more likely his management) did post to instagram about the Spanish album, I just think they missed sending it to twitter.

  37. Jan,
    You’ll probably tweet about the album before Danny does (if you put up a link to it).

    If that happens, perhaps Danny will retweet your tweet.

  38. Lurker, we’ve been out of town. I don’t want to tweet about it until we have a DGNews link (preferrably pasted to our page….) but I usually count on Admin2 for that… but I think she’s had other engagements.

    I’ve attempted to make the itunes and amazon links. Please let me know if they work for you!

    I think I’ll need Admin2’s help to get a clickable icon showing on the our website….

  39. The new album is
    itunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/la-esperanza-frente-a-mi/id1129583156?at=1000l7AW&mt=1&app=music


    #126 in MP3 Downloads > Albums > Latin Music

    The single at 192 on iTunes. I’m not sure they show albums that are pre-ordered on iTunes ranking (the single is sold since you get it with an order.)

    Let’s hope they roll out some great promo! We know they have 4 more Spanish videos to reveal. Hopefully next week.

    I’ll be watching for the release of the lead single for the new album. I expect it next week. Let’s see if Danny agrees with me….

  40. Jan,
    I saw your tweets. The links in both, iTunes and Amazon, are good. Great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. I don’t know if it means anything, but the Spanish album has moved from the 6th cover showing on the Latino pre-order page to the 5th cover pictured.

  42. I’m running out of words. My heart goes out to Baton Rouge. โ™ฅ My nephew is a sheriff. I worry about him always. Beyond sad..

  43. Danny talks a little about new music he has planned for the Positive Hits Tour in this Instagram clip


    Maestro apparently has a producer credit.

    There is a new single planned. And a (different) song called Better Than You Found It – or Better Than You Found It, World? Has Jan already given us the credits for that one?

  44. The song is probably an original? But there is a song with the title Better Than You Found it by a country musician Tyler Gummersall. It’s a track on a release he has this year, which by itself I suppose would not disqualify it as Danny had the same song on HIFOM that turned up as a single for the Swon Brothers.

    I kind of like it, and I like the Colorado background in the simple video.

    But I can’t see this being the song Danny refers to unless it went through some lyrical surgery and de-twanging. (well, we have seen both of those before…)

  45. Hi Admin2 ๐Ÿ™‚

    You know, I saw that tweet from Danny, but I thought it was just another advertisement for the Positive Hits Tour and I never hit the link ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    No, I didn’t have that song. I do have a 17th new song that I haven’t added to my list. But that song isn’t even on it. But new songs are being added every few days.

    At this rate, Danny will have to put 15 to 20 songs on this next album, LOL.

  46. Nice inclusion of the Spanish album, Admin2. Although, Danny and Company need to splash some color on his album covers. Those black and grays are hard to separate!

  47. I have found something that is positive about the position of the pre-album covers. The top six album cover pictures show on the home page (looking at Latino section), so Danny’s cover is there (out in front of album list). The other pre-orders can be seen by scrolling, clicking “see all,” or by accessing the link on the sidebar at the top.

    I think having the picture on the front page is good. It might be seen randomly by someone who didn’t know to look for it.

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