Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion 8/1- 8/14/16

 Danny Gokey at Kingsfest  thanks to Philip David Harvey
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   Have you checked out Danny’s new Spanish album?  We LOVE it!

La Esperanza Frente a Mi

102 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion 8/1- 8/14/16

  1. Since Danny is in Sacramento, the home of K-LOVE and Air-1, did he do some videos for them??? I bet yes…

  2. I wonder if Danny’s depression was after he was let go from RCA. I’m happy he’s in a better place now. RISE is a beautiful song. His next hit. 🙂

    Thank you for the videos.

  3. I loved the Chuck Berry imitation. And I’ve been to Noah’s Ark in The WI Dells😉

    Danny gave them a little commercial shoutout, so he must have liked it as a kid

  4. Wisconsin Dells has some incredible natural beauty— but it is also VERY commercial. It calls itself the America’s Waterpark Capital! So it is a kid’s paradise for waterparks, go-carts, trinkets, fudge, etc…. We would take our kids there each summer. For a family with lots of kids and not a ton of money, I’m sure Wisconsin Dells was a BIG deal for Danny and his family. It would have been rather expensive. However, a lot of church & civic groups bring buses of kids to the Dells. When Danny says it was a big crowd, I bet it was full on a hot, summer day!

    Cindy, Danny has talked about a dark depression he was going through when he was finishing the recording of HIFOM and especially the writing of “It’s Not Over”. I think it occurred in late fall/Christmas season of 2013 from what he’s said. This coincides with Danny having to scrap “TYHTBA” as their lead single in late November/early December when the original group decided to release it. They had to write a new song to lead the album (HIFOM) and all the promotion of TYHTBA must have felt wasted. Danny probably thought his last chance of a career in music was slipping away…. I remember him expressing how glad he was to drop the microphone in the recording booth for the last time…. I watched it unfold and I think his ability to withstand another career setback was at an all time low.

    But all things worked out just beautifully in the end. Danny released an original that went to #1, he had a chance to release TYHTBA. It went to number 1, while the original didn’t get the national exposure that his did. As he has said, he had to let go, turn it over to God and just put one foot in front of the other.

    I’m pretty sure there will be a sequel to the book… 😉

  5. Living in Southern Wisconsin, the constant commercials for Noah’s Ark in the Wisconsin Dells is forever engraved in our memories. Danny spit out their commercial very well 😉

  6. Thank you, Jan. What a trying time that must have been for Danny. I’m so happy things turned out well for him. It’s Not Over was a strong song for my husband and I. Now, I know it was for Danny, too.

  7. this has a nice little segment of TYHTBA. enjoy seeing it on the Big stage with the Serious Lighting


  8. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: #8 (single)
    Rise: #5 (single)

    Video: #4 (TYHTBA)

    HIFOM: #21 (album)

  9. To give you some idea of the relative spacing on Christian song on iTunes:

    In the top 1000 singles — ALL genres– at iTunes:

    316 Lauren Daigle Trust In You

    481 Danny Gokey Rise

    609 Danny Gokey Tell Your Heart to Beat Again

    Adam Lambert also has a new song where he is the featured singer, released the same day as Danny

    306 Tritonal & Jenaux Broken (feat. Adam Lambert)

  10. A nice review of Creation Fest:


    Danny Gokey, a third-place finalist from “American Idol” in 2009, offered more of a funk feel with some of his songs, providing a nice combination with the pop feel of his other songs. His message was about celebrating marriage and love. Although Gokey cut his set short when a girl in the crowd experienced health problems and had to be taken out, the crowd could feel his passion, and the performance still felt complete.

  11. I really enjoyed meeting Danny and getting a picture with him at the Creation Festival in Kennewick, WA with my Service Dog. This was my second concert ever and I was very excited to attend. This was part of a recovery plan that was to help me stay positive during my first six months since I was recently medically retired from the military after 32yrs of service. My plan to keep Positive started the week before when I attended my first Wounded Warrior Care Event in Tacoma, WA. The day after the Care Event ended I was in Kennewick, WA to see Danny. I then got to spend the week with my oldest son, his wife and my first grandchild. They live in Pasco, WA. I left there headed back home to southern Oregon and on the way stopped to see Danny one more time in Eugene, OR. I was blown away by this third concert and all the artist, but especially by seeing Danny at the Capstone of this event! The Positive Hits Line up was way beyond anything I expected! Hollyn, Passion, Capitol King, and DANNY!! Truly was an awesome way to cap my Positive Plan for retirement. Seeing Danny in concert was the first thing I added to my plan because his song, TYHTBA was so important to my still being here and finding hope that could get me past this darker time in my life and move forward toward a life that God must still have in His Plan for me or why would I still be here? Thank you Danny for moving forward with God’s Plan for your life so that your songs could reach so many more like me!!

  12. Virginia, I’m inspired by YOUR story. Thank you for sharing your background and mission to be positive in your new life phase!! I’d love to see your picture with Danny. (And your service dog!)

    If you care to share any pictures, I think you’d be a wonderful candidate for our Featured Fan posts! I can be emailed at jan@dannygokeynews.com

    I hope your are feeling stronger and please know we appreciate your military service!!

    The following links will give you an example of a very popular “Featured Fan” https://dannygokeynews.com/2016/06/25/featured-fans-hope-in-front-of-don-and-linda-platte/


  13. Times are a changing…. nice things being posted at MJs about Danny?

    On the heels of a new Spanish language album, and four Dove Award nominations, Danny Gokey has released a brand new Christian contemporary single titled “Rise.” The American Idol season 8 singer has become a star in the world of Christian music with songs that offer hope and inspiration to folks who are experiencing hard times. Danny seems to have found his niche.

  14. Danny’s talent can cross over to many types of musical styles. His voice is that good. I feel it’s only the beginning. His star is rising in the Christian music world. He may not have wanted or thought to go into this music genre, but it does fit him beautifully. He’s able to mix the styles of music he always talked about. It’s not only his music, it’s the honest kindness that Danny gives to his fans. It’s been a wonderful journey watching this young man from his Idol days to now. Very happy for him, and can’t wait to see what he will accomplish in the future.

    ..it’s nice to read that MJ might be eating a little humble pie.

  15. iTunes song chart
    Rise #5
    TYTHBA #7
    HIFOM #85
    MTYTIA #116

    album HIFOM #19

    video TYHTBA #3

    Latin album La Esperanza #58

    The WOW hits apparently do quite well, Danny has a good thing with a song placed on the new 2017 edition for additional sales and exposure to new fans. The 2016 WOW album is at #32, and 2015 is still on the charts at #79. Plus there are additional WOW compilations for Gospel and Worship songs charting from 2015 and 2016.

  16. The WOW Hits is a pretty good deal. 30 songs for $10? The artists aren’t getting rich, but they are already recorded songs and the exposure is great.

    The #RISE era of Mediabase watching has started! Only K-LOVE shows up, so far, and they are treated very strangely at Mediabase. They get only 12 spins, but a lot of AI:

    On the Taking Off Chart

    lw: Jul 31 – Aug 6 TW: Aug 7 – Aug 13
    Station Market Format TW lw Move ovn am mid pm eve Aud
    KLV-FM >K-Love Network Christian AC 12 12 2 1 4 2 3 0.856

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