Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 9/26 – 10/9/16


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81 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 9/26 – 10/9/16

  1. #RISE is now #24 because Lauren’s “Trust In You” has gone recurrent on Mediabase, too.

    Monday should be a really good day for RISE adds on Mediabase.
    KLTY-FM Dallas (It is the spinning RISE the most! 30 times last week)
    WCVO-FM Columbus, OH
    KLJY-FM St. Louis
    KSOS-FM Las Vegas

    And possibly these two if they spun it a few more times today:
    WAKW-FM Cincinnati
    WONU-FM Chicago

  2. Rise did get 6 monitored adds:

    KSBJ-FM (Houston)

    And 3 unmonitored:

    I had forgotten that KLTY added it before they started playing Rise 🙂

  3. TYHTBA stayed high on itunes (I think) because Danny was touring a lot. The song got attention.

    Radio is giving RISE a lot of attention, but I wish it had more boom on itunes. (I don’t know if the way I used boom in that sentence is a good way to use it, but I liked it–so I did it.)

  4. Lurker, TYHTBA is Danny’s best selling song. People really relate to it. I do Facebook searches and it is shared by a lot of people. It is probably reaching g people that don’t listen to Christian radio through friends posts? I see IWNSGB sometimes, too.

    I don’t know if #RISE is going to be more of a HIFOM hit or whether it will reach TYHTBA heights? (Or more?)

    #RISE is getting excellent response from Christian radio. But 450 spins is nothing like the top of the chart.

  5. Hi Ann.

    We are impressed with Danny’s talent, too. It is the biggest reason we created this blog. And his family is adorable ♡

    Your 1st comment had to be released by a moderator. From now forward you can post without delay!


  6. Sometimes fans tweet they are buying or listening to RISE. They show a picture of the cover. I think when they do that, that it gives a little push to the song on itunes. 🙂

  7. Jan,
    I lost your Latin Music Award tweet. When I first saw it, it was in tweets about Danny Gokey. It still shows on your twitter page, and it shows in the tweets here, but I can no longer find it with the tweets about Danny Gokey.

    I wonder if it dropped off, or if I am just overlooking it. (I was looking for it again to see if Danny had liked it or retweeted it.)

    Anyway, I didn’t find it. 🙁 Could it be because there is no space between the first and last name in your tweet. (?)

    Maybe I just didn’t scroll back far enough.

  8. Lurker, it wasn’t my best work. I’m coming down with a cold and I forgot the “@” before Danny’s name. I redid it. It should show up now.

    I’m also working on a new post of another big event Danny will be appearing at. I like this one. It may have longterm benefits for us 😉

  9. For the awards show, what would a “music presenter” do? They introduce the performers, or something else?

  10. I did a search for “music presenter.” There were lots of results such as “top 5 music presenters of 2016 BBMAs” and “top 25 music presenters of all time.”

    It seems to be a common term used for music-show awards.

  11. Nice!! I had a really great time at Danny’s Milwaukee area concert with my family. Danny did call on me at the Q&A session, so I do have a juicy question answered and a new song video I’m working on!

    I’ll share more soon.

  12. Haven’t listened to the new song. I like to wait and be surprised when the CD comes out. Only song I’ve heard so far is “Rise,” which has been played on a number of local Christian radio stations.

  13. Allaccess just posted the updated CAC chart. Rise is now #22

    21 20 Up this week SWITCHFOOT Live It Well 583 547 36 3.116
    22 21 Up this week AFTERS Battles 569 500 69 2.739

    24 22 Up this week DANNY GOKEY Rise 553 446 107 4.434

    23 23 Up this week WE ARE MESSENGERS Magnify 537 497 40 4.445 25 24 JESUS CULTURE Fierce 369 396 -27 1.952
    27 25 Up this week NEEDTOBREATHE Testify 327 322 5 0.678

  14. “21m21 minutes ago
    Thank you @dannygokey! Whenever you have a dark day, please remember that you gave me my hope back. 💛 #thisiswhatitmeanstovealive #hope”

  15. I don’t always like when songs rise up the charts too fast, because sometimes people who listen to radio sporadically miss the song. (I once missed a Carrie Underwood song in its entirety because it flew up the charts so fast. I finally heard it played as a recurrent song.) But given that Lauren Daigle has a new song further back on the charts, I don’t mind the fast rise of “Rise.” I don’t want Lauren to block Danny from a possible #1 again — if that’s where the song is going (don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch).

  16. I know what you mean, Ellen. I’m not sure why this one is going so slow for Lauren, this time. Is it intentional? I know that Danny’s radio team also works with Lauren. It is her 4th song off her album. Might be they didn’t put promotional money into this one? Just letting it grow organically? Although I do think it is featured in a Christian movie that I think is already released?

    32 31 LAUREN DAIGLE Come Alive (Dry Bones) 251 207 44 1.12

    Might pick up soon. The movie was released on 9/28/16 according to this:


  17. “Max Cspaniard ‏@MaxCspaniard 4m4 minutes ago
    @dannygokey do you know that ppl in Argentina are listening to your music?? That’s awesome !!!”

  18. I feel so blessed that I can follow Danny, seeing his posts and videos. His life and success. He is such an inspiration to so many, myself very much included. having lost my Husband last year and my Mother last week, because of Him sharing and His love of Jesus that got him thru. I know I can make it thru also! I love all his songs. right now I am very focused on His version of “give me Jesus” and of course “rise” because I will RISE! Danny gives so much hope. I am so happy God blessed him with a beautiful new family! For Danny Gokey, all I can say is THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!

  19. Jan,
    Did you ever find out in which country Danny had a #1 on a Billboard Latino chart?

  20. #6 isn’t bad. (You were smart to wait to have the statement verified instead of giving it publicity at the time it was made. Good job! 🙂 )

  21. # 6 is still great, He will always be # 1 to all of us that love Him!!! He is just getting started, his music will explode, because of his heart. he makes you feel the song not just hear it!!!

  22. Yes, Ann! Danny is just getting started in a new genre! He will be presenting an award on Thursday night at the Latin Music Awards — in Spanish!

    Criteria Ent. ‏@Criteriaent 10h10 hours ago
    @dannygokey #presenter #rehearsals @LatinAMAs #losangeles #esperanzafrenteami #quetucorazonvuelvaalatir vía @Telemundo 💥


  23. Congratulations to Danny.

    Danny and Leyicet were flying out to California while my husband and I were flying home to California from Kansas. Different planes. 🙁
    Had a great time visiting my son and wife.

    Getting caught up..

  24. Jan,
    Kirsten added Christian to Billboard numbers. (I think that was in response to a request you made.)

    Danny Gokey:
    “Hope in Front of Me”: Christian Album 33 (26);
    “Rise”: Christian Songs 19 (22); CAC 21 (24); Christian Airplay 15 (20)

  25. Hi all. I posted some vids on the CAA Party/ IEBA thread of some of the artists who will perform at the same event (along with Danny).

  26. I tracked down the Billboard chart placements for Danny’s Spanish HIFOM:

    Latin Pop Albums Danny Gokey La Esperanza Frente A Mi 2016-08-20 #6 2 BMG

    Top Latin Albums Danny Gokey La Esperanza Frente A Mi 2016-08-20 #27 1 BMG

  27. I was looking for something else, but I ran across this Billboard Article about Danny #ThrowbackThursday:

    ‘Idol’ Finalist Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal
    9/2/2009 by Monica Herrera

    It took him a bit longer than his fellow contestants, but “American Idol” finalist Danny Gokey has landed a record deal. The 29-year-old Wisconsin native — who finished third on the show behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert — has inked a recording contract with 19 Recordings and RCA Nashville, his label announced today (Sept. 2). Gokey’s debut album is slated for release next year, and his first single is expected to premiere later this fall.

    The deal signals a somewhat unexpected move towards country for the singer, who expressed a stronger affinity for sweeping, adult contemporary and R&B-leaning ballads during his “Idol” tenure.”

    “I didn’t realize the ‘Idol’ experience would give me a musical direction, but it did,” said Gokey in a statement. “There were country songs that I performed on the show, and it was the message and the feeling in those kinds of songs that helped me realize that country is where I belong.”

    Gokey performed well-received versions of Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Takes the Wheel” and Rascal Flatts’ “What Hurts the Most” on “American Idol,” and the singer became an early favorite thanks to his raspy vocals, extensive eyewear collection, and compelling backstory. His wife, Sophia, died of heart failure four weeks before his Kansas City audition.

    While Allen, Lambert and fourth-place finisher Allison Iraheta locked in record deals in June, Gokey’s signing took longer to finalize. He reportedly began meeting with Sony Music Nashville the following month, sparking rumors that he might take on the country genre.

    “I grew up in a family where I was exposed to music from artists like Alan Jackson and Wynonna and Brooks & Dunn, and when Randy Travis was on the show and asked me if I’d ever considered country music, it was one more sign of where I knew I needed to be,” said Gokey.

    “We absolutely love Danny,” Sony Music Nashville chairman Joe Galante told USA Today of the label group’s newest artist. “We haven’t had anybody like that since Ronnie Milsap or T. Graham Brown.”

    Gokey’s deal means that for the first time, all four top contestants on one season of “American Idol” have signed with 19 Recordings.

  28. You never know where life will take you. I’m very happy for Danny’s success. It’s well deserved. Danny has the talent to sing any song, and I’ve enjoyed them all. 🙂

    Thinking of everyone who are in hurricane Matthew’s path. ♥

  29. I’ve lost track of things a little with some distractions at home. Do we know if Danny has a role in the Dove Awards coming up?

  30. Hey Admin. Danny will not be a presenter or performer this year at the doves. Hopefully he will be a winner….. 😉

    Natalie is performing for Maximum Artists.

  31. Very off-topic:
    Random pop-up thought:

    I started thinking about a word. (Maybe it is two words or one word with two parts.) I found this word about 15 years ago.

    “Jamais vu” is the opposite of “deja vu.” It means staring at familiar words or objects and having no recollection of them.

    I see or hear the word “deja vu” often. I think I have encountered “jamais vu” only once. I looked up the word and found the definition, but I have not seen it used in anything again.

    When I was young and learning many new words, I found it interesting that after I learned a word, I would start seeing it a lot. Before I met the word, it seemed not to exist. After I knew it, it seemed to be everywhere. (I read a lot and came across new words frequently. I determined meanings by context or looked them up when I had a dictionary. I love words.)

    I believe “jamais vu” might be the only word I have come across just once (that I remember).

    Pop-up thoughts are also interesting to me. I wonder If they have a name (other than the one I have given them). Where do they come from? Why today would I have a thought about this word?

    Maybe the reason I don’t see the word often is because the origin is possibly French. Perhaps the other word “deja vu” made a transition to the English language but “jamais vu” didn’t.

  32. Lurker, I liked your little essay on deja vu and jamais vu, but I can never successfully “like” a post. (Among other things, I don’t remember my WordPress password.) It sounds like jamais vu (at least with respect to words) could be used to describe a type of aphasia.

  33. Thank you, Ellen,
    I never do the “like” on comments either. I am too lazy. It looks like work–too much effort required. A smiley face or heart or short comment seems easier to me.

  34. Hmmm… Ellen, if you can post a comment, can’t you just click on the blue star under other people’s comments to “like” them? It doesn’t appear for you without a wordpress password? No problem if you don’t use that feature. Just confused why you don’t see them.

    As far as the comment about Jamais vu. I didn’t learn that phrase in my French classes… I did learn deja vu. Jamais means never. So never seen?

    We didn’t use it in French class, so it must not be that popular of phrase. Unlike dejay vu!

  35. Well, they just added Danny as a presenter at the Dove Awards:

    The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Matthew West, Big Daddy Weave, Greater Vision, Jonathan McReynolds, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Kingdom Heirs and The Isaacs will perform.

    Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Donald Lawrence, Hillary Scott, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Butler, LeAndria Johnson, Matt Maher, Michael Jr., Chris Cleveland (of Stars Go Dim) and Veritas will present along with hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett. The sold-out awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16.

  36. “if you can post a comment, can’t you just click on the blue star under other people’s comments to “like” them? It doesn’t appear for you without a wordpress password?”

    When I click to like, I get a wordpass screen to fill in, so I do the other things I listed. I’m okay with that.

  37. I learned something new. I never log out of wordpress….

    I hate having g to remember passwords, too…

  38. Is the Dove Awards going to be televised? I don’t see it on any listings. really want to see it! Rooting for Danny! please let me know I know they are on 10-11,

  39. Hi Ann, I will be keeping everyone informed on how Danny does, here.

    The recorded show will be broadcast a few days later:

    Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16.

  40. I found when it will be on, set my DVR, I will be watching. thank you for your help on the station and correct date. I will be watching. I have been reading his book. I had no idea I could be more impressed with who he is and how far he has come. with everything, his attitude and integrity and his compassion for other people. He truly knows the Heart of God and shows it. God will Bless Him!

  41. I’m not sure what it means, but I just click on the blue star and that’s it.

    Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. 🙂

  42. Can’t wait, the more I know of Danny I just can’t get enough of what is going on with Him, and His family! I pray for God to keep blessing Him, because he blesses us so much, not only His talent, but his life, struggles the way He has overcome with so much Grace. He and His Family deserve so much. He is so Special.

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