Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 8/29 – 9/11/16

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95 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 8/29 – 9/11/16

  1. Hi, Jan,
    I check by frequently. You and Admin 2 (as well as others) usually have interesting items to report.
    I like, too, that I can ask questions here when I’m wondering about something. I appreciate Ellen’s and Admin2’s kindness, as well as yours, in explaining to me about falsetto. I like reading the comments everyone makes. This is a friendly site to visit.

    The comments here are positive and have nothing in common with comments left on articles I read. Comments sections on articles are often ugly.

    It’s pleasant to see familiar names show up and fun when new people come in. (I noticed that Mr. Bing’s, Ellen’s, and Admin2’s avatars have changed. Maybe others?)


  2. Hello, Everyone.

    I had nothing to add to the previous posts. All of you explained “falsetto” much better than I could have. ?)

    Now, if you want to know how to care for a four month old infant. 🙂 After all these years I’m learning all over again. This will date me, and my children.. but, I use to use diaper pins. What a difference now. 🙂

    Picked the last of our vegetables the other day. Our days have been warm, but the nights are pretty chilly.

    Have a good day!


  3. Hi, Cindy,
    I notice when you are here. Sometimes when you don’t even write a comment, I can tell you’ve been here because I see your “likes” on comments.
    I don’t know how to make a face with a question mark, but I have learned how to make a heart. ❤ I feel so smart. 😉 (I did a search about how to make a keyboard heart.) 🙂


  4. Hi, Lurker. The question mark was suppose to make a “I don’t know” face. Well, I thought it was. I can make a keyboard heart ♥ but, mine isn’t your pretty red. 😦


  5. Meant to say I heard Danny’s “Rise” on the radio on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on 97.9 FM, which is one of the K-Love stations (not sure about the call letters).

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  6. Cindy3,
    When I searched making a heart, I found to do this < 3 (with no space between). I didn't expect it to work and didn't know it would be red.

    I'm pleased it's starting to be heard. (It seems slow on itunes.)


  7. Did you get Danny’s email blast?

    Hey guys!
    I’ve been enjoying a few days of down time while I’m finishing up the last few songs on my new album! I can’t wait to be able to share some of these songs with you, so I wanted to let you know where I’ll be the next few months!
    If you haven’t heard already, the Be One Tour is just around the corner, and I’m so excited to be performing alongside my friend, Natalie Grant and our special guest Tauren Wells. Check out this little video!
    Be One Tour coming soon!
    You can find tour dates & tickets at http://www.beonetour.net!
    But before the Be One Tour gets started, me & the band will be out playing a few solo shows, including my hometown, that are listed below. I would love to see you there!
    September 16 – Shippensburg, PA
    September 18 – Williamson, GA
    September 30 – Pewaukee, WI
    October 1 – Batavia, IL
    October 2 – Zeeland, MI


  8. AND I heard “Rise” on 107.1 FM today during the prime time drive/commute period, around 5:25 p.m.

    When did the song go for adds?


  9. That’s great, Ellen. My station hasn’t added it, yet.

    The impact day was Friday, September 2nd.

    But impact dates don’t seem to really be as big a deal in CAC than it was in Country Radio. However, in less than a week from impact day, Danny has 15 monitored stations (out of 52) spinning #RISE already! Here’s the top stations:

    Station Market Format TW lw Move ovn am mid pm eve Aud
    KTIS-FM Minneapolis Christian AC 26 30 -4 6 5 6 3 6 0.319
    WBFJ-FM Greensboro Christian AC 21 9 12 6 3 6 1 5 0.008
    KLV-FM >K-Love Network Christian AC 20 19 1 6 2 5 4 3 1.317
    X032-FM >SiriusXM Christian AC 19 16 3 5 4 3 3 4 0
    WAFJ-FM Augusta, GA Christian AC 15 15 3 7 2 3 0.023
    WLAB-FM Ft. Wayne, IN Christian AC 13 13 7 1 5 0.005
    WDJC-FM Birmingham Christian AC 12 6 6 1 2 4 2 3 0.059
    WJIE-FM Louisville Christian AC 8 8 1 2 3 2 0.016
    WBSN-FM New Orleans Christian AC 8 8 3 1 2 2 0.005 – See more at:


  10. Lurker was worried that the high rotation when RISE premiered on Air 1 and K-LOVE would cause a slump. Well those stations have backed off, and the total spins did go down on Billboard Christian Airplay, but it still went up a spot to #24 🙂

    Currently #33 on Mediabase.

    BTW, anyone else remember the #13 contestant on S8 of American Idol, Jasmine Murray? She’s at CMB working the radio crowd.

    Jasmine Murray
    Follower of Christ| Christian Recording Artist| Miss Mississippi 2014| Top 10 Miss America 2015| American Idol Season 8: Top 13 Finalist jasminemurrayofficial.com


  11. Jan, I noticed Jasmine Murray’s picture when you posted about the CMB event. Season 8 was one year of Idol when the three contestants who were in the top 13 but didn’t make the top 10 were still memorable. I also remember Alexis Grace and Jorge Nunez (especially Alexis). Season 10 was another (for me). And in other seasons, I still remember some folks who didn’t break into the top 13.


  12. So I looked up the call letters. I’ve heard “Rise” on KLVP 97.9 in Aloha, OR (near Portland) and KLVU 107.1 in Sweet Home, OR (near Eugene). Have no clue whether either of those stations is monitored (and therefore the spins “count” for purposes of chart placement), but even if they do not, the song is getting heard.


  13. Saw this mashup by Two Story Road of Little Big Town’s “Boondocks,” along with Two Story Road’s original song “Light of the Moon.” The two songs are interwoven pretty seamlessly. Here’s the video:

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  14. Can’t wait to start listening to Danny’s Christmas CD. It’s right up there with Ray Conniff, Mitch Miller, Andy Williams, Burl Ives… and many others. 🙂 Okay, I think I really dated myself. 😉


  15. I am not familar with Ray Conniff. The others I recognize, but they aren’t my fave Christmas albums… I have James Taylor, Josh Groban, David Archuletta….

    Lurker, I saw that interview got pushed out to a lot Spanish outlets 🙂


  16. Ray Conniff’s Christmas album will always be my favorite. I grew up with James Taylor. Enjoy his music. One of my favorite songs is from Josh Groban. Christmas will be here before we know it.

    Jan, will you be attending one of Danny’s Christmas show this holiday season?

    Have a good weekend, everyone… ❤


  17. This might surprise you, Cindy….. but I think I may see Danny.

    He has 3 concerts in WI, and the Gala,

    We’ll see what I can put together 🙂 Two of the concerts are a couple of hours away from our area.

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  18. “Danny Gokey News ‏@dannygokeynewz 5m5 minutes ago
    Danny Gokey News Retweeted Imer Santiago
    Yay, @ImerSantiago! Nice to see the Santiago family working w @DannyGokey again! #SoundedGreat #SayHiToIvanForUsDanny Gokey News added,
    Imer Santiago @ImerSantiago
    I am honored to play trumpet in Danny Gokey’s band once again this morning at Momentum Conference in #Orlando,… http://fb.me/4AuxE5ha1

    Is Imer related to Ivan? What was the other Santiago’s name? The one in O Holy Night? (not related to Ivan, I think)


  19. Imer is Ivan’s brother. He is a music teacher and member of a jazz band. He has played with Danny before. My memory could be faulty, but I think Danny was in Imer’s wedding?

    The 3rd Santiago was not related. He was a good friend of Danny’s from Faith Builders: Def Santiago.

    My husband can be so funny. At the radio promo show back in 2010, Ed asked Brandon Fraley if he was the third Santiago? No? Was he going to be required to change his name to stay in Danny’s band???

    I loved Danny’s band from those days… these guys are really great, too. It was just the FIRST band members I got to know by name, and they knew me, too ♡


  20. ” 35m35 minutes ago
    @dannygokey omg I just heard u on the radio+ looked u up on spotify+WOW YOUR VOICE MELTS ME!! I AM IN LOOOVE W/YOUR VOCALS! NEW FAN!💜 “


  21. Hi Lurker, how goes it?

    I don’t expect I’ll do this very often since it is soooo hard and I’m sure I made some hilarious errors on this post –>


    But I wanted to document the promotion of the Spanish album. This video was shared by 21 affiliates of Entravision. Danny said in his performance today at #CMBMomentum16 that he also had a CNN interview in Spanish? Sounds like a stressful day!

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  22. Good job on the translation, Jan. By that I mean you might have every word perfect as far as I know.

    I would make no attempt at all. I would have no idea where to start.

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  23. Thanks, Lurker. It was a true challenge. I have no idea how good a job I did….. I doubt I’ll try to do this too often. I would love it if we had someone that wanted to help with Spanish translations 🙂

    Beautiful day here in Wisconsin. I am listening to my Packers play. Tight game. Hopefully we come up with a win!


  24. Wasn’t sure where to post.. I submitted the same post for tomorrow. 😦

    My thoughts today.. September 11. ❤

    Danny had on Instagram him singing with little Danny. It was very cute. His little boy is growing up. Victoria was even trying to sing. Makes me a little nervous when they are driving..


  25. I know we usually don’t post the new discussion until Monday morning, but I’ve found the post to be quite popular on Facebook on Sunday night…. so I publish it a little early with the work of a great photographer. 🙂

    This is really the right place. Until tomorrow morning 🙂 But no harm going to the new, either!

    I expect it to be a lot of radio adds for Danny on Monday afternoon. He has 19 monitored stations playing RISE and someone at the radio conference tweeted that RISE was the most added song this week 🙂

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  26. Good news for RISE. I just checked the Mediabase Chart and it updated and put Danny’s song at #30!

    26 25 JESUS CULTURE Fierce 385 398 -13 1.861
    28 26 Up this week STARS GO DIM Walking Like Giants 326 316 10 1.131
    29 27 NEWSBOYS You Hold It All (Every…) 284 296 -12 0.854
    30 28 Up this week LINCOLN BREWSTER Oxygen 272 256 16 2.83
    31 29 Up this week NEEDTOBREATHE Testify 237 179 58 0.516
    37 30 Up this week DANNY GOKEY Rise 219 118 101 1.821

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