Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 7/18 – 7/31/16

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  Have you pre-ordered Danny’s new Spanish album?
La Esperanza Frente a Mi

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87 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 7/18 – 7/31/16

  1. I struggled with my new computer when it came with Windows 8. It took me some time to get use to it. I couldn’t figure out how to get to my computer settings, etc. The tiles were not logical to me. The idea of the ribbon was like “What???

    But that was 2 or 3 years ago, and they have made changes to it. And I really don’t see any problem with Windows 10 when moving from 8 to to 10. I haven’t really tried out Edge, yet, but it seems pretty handy.


  2. I think I found the first song may be on the new album. A friend of mine is at tonight’s concert and there is a danceable, soulful song named “Symptoms” on his BMI registry:


    BMI Work # 19572354
    ISWC # T-917130649-3
    Total Controlled by BMI: 66.66%
    GOKEY DANIEL JAY BMI 600623793
    SOJKA JEFF ASCAP 594074329
    ZEGAN JOSH BMI 355624847


  3. Remember in early interviews after Danny exited Idol, he talked about singing different types of music (mentioning soulful music in particular)? I kind of remember him saying something about Latin music. Well, slowly but surely, Danny is covering the many if not all of the genres he mentioned. He had a disco and R&B song on his Christian album, and now the Spanish version of that album has Latin-inflected songs. Danny is a dreamer but he is also making things happen.

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  4. I do remember Danny describing how he wanted to create an album with soulful music with a Latin beat…. I was horrified because it didn’t seem to fit into anything we could expect on radio. And we had others in the music business saying that Danny wouldn’t be signed by a label because of his lack of definition/vision….. I was afraid we wouldn’t get to hear that voice if he went too far out in musical direction.

    Danny has somehow defied those that said he couldn’t. The new song is a neat mix of soul, dance, love song. I think this next album could crack a few more barriers!

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  5. Good Luck, Ellen. I wish I still had Windows 7, but I’ll learn to adapt. 🙂 I don’t think you’ll have any problems.


  6. Ellen, while Windows 10 seems a little cluttered at the bottom, I have no problem with it. Just have to do more searching to find the programs I like to use for photo editing. Also, they have a new music app called “Groove”.

    Just a few more things to learn. Do you have Windows 8? If not it could be more challenging…

    Here’s the album rankings from itunes:

    Top 1500 albums:
    3. Fantasia – The Definition Of…
    82. Melanie Martinez – Cry Baby (Deluxe Version)
    120. Melanie Martinez – Cry Baby
    124. Pentatonix – Pentatonix (Deluxe Version)
    127. Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
    129. Lauren Daigle – How Can It Be
    131. Fifth Harmony – 7/27 (Deluxe)
    245. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Party Edition)
    332. Lauren Daigle – How Can It Be (Deluxe Edition)
    355. Danny Gokey – La Esperanza Frente a Mi
    363. Lindsey Stirling – Shatter Me
    375. Todrick Hall – Straight Outta Oz
    393. One Direction – Made In The A.M. (Deluxe Edition)
    419. Morgan Wallen – The Way I Talk – EP
    458. Lindsey Stirling – Lindsey Stirling
    563. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    615. ZAYN – Mind of Mine (Deluxe Edition)
    637. Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me


  7. One more comment about Windows 10 . . .

    Right now, I have Windows 8.1. It will continue to be supported through the end of 2018, then there will be extended support through 2023. By then, I’m sure Microsoft will have released yet another version of its operating system. So it you have 8.1, you’re probably safe until 2023. Not sure if the dates are the same for Windows 8, or what the dates are for Windows 7. (You can google this info, from what I understand.)

    Upside, I could stick with 8.1 until 2023. Downside, all future operating systems will be more like Windows 10 than not, so converting gets me used to the changes.

    One other point: if you get Windows 10, you may need to upgrade your other software (like word processing) if it’s on the old side, or the software may not be compatible with Windows 10 (although it is possible there will be compatibility modes). Hope this helps someone!


  8. Ellen,
    Because I was curious, I checked to see what was said about Windows7 and found this:

    “Leaving mainstream support only means that Windows 7 won’t be receiving any new features or product tweaks, such as the impressing-sounding DirectX 12 gaming technology slated to launch with Windows 10. You won’t be able to call Microsoft for free help if you run into an issue with Windows 7 either.”

    “Extended support for Windows 7 lasts until January 14, 2020. Heck, commercial PCs with Windows 7 Professional will even continue to be sold for the foreseeable future.”


  9. Lots of them are very pretty, like Este Es El Milagro.

    Listening from the amazon snippets I like that one better in Spanish. TYHTBA is also beautiful in Spanish.

    Interesting with the production changes for the Spanish language songs. I have no idea how that approach fits into modern Latin music or Latin CCM music if that’s a genre.

    There seems to be quite a bit of vocal processing vs. what we typically hear on Danny’s recordings.

    eta: not sure what to think of the “Tropical Remix” of #Heart. I like the salsa take on #Hope better


  10. The two remixes are my least favorite, I think. But they are interesting.

    I really like Take it the Limit in Spanish, too.


  11. That’s an interesting look on the new single cover. I’m a little surprised they wouldn’t stick with Danny’s trademark looks for his promo materials.

    “Rise” appears to be the album title? I found a tweet with a 2 minute snippet of the song Rise but it was from a private account that follows DGN, so can’t post it here.

    eta: Jan is cleverer than me, and has a fun new post in the works 🙂

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  12. from tweet last night. a couple of interesting things

    One, Danny is not a co-writer of the new single. and also the album release has moved to January?’

    Better Than I found it #NEWSONG from his new album #RISE cannot WAIT!!!!! I will hear this tonight 🤓🎤🙏🏼🙌🏼🎤❤️

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  13. iTunes
    songs –
    TYHTBA – #6 CCM
    HIFOM – #102 CCM
    MTYTIA – #135 CCM

    albums –
    HIFOM – #19 CCM
    la Esperanza – #11 Latin

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