Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 10/24 – 11/06/16


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116 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 10/24 – 11/06/16

  1. ” I don’t do Facebook or Twitter. I don’t understand it all. :/”

    I don’t do Facebook or Twitter either. I don’t want much of an internet presence. This is the only site where I make comments.
    I read tweets, but I am not signed up with twitter. I read only. I do not tweet. It is sort of like this: I look at youtube videos, but I never put a video on youtube or comment on a video. Unless a video is set to private, anyone can look at them. The same is true of twitter. Unless a twitter page is set to private, it can be viewed by anyone.
    To get to youtube, I can click on any youtube video. Once I am there, I can type the name of anything I want to search in the youtube search blank. The youtube search is right above the video I have up. It is not the same as the internet search blank that is all the way up to the top and outside of the youtube frame.
    Twitter is the same way. I could search any famous name and probably get a link to their twitter if they have one. Once I am on twitter, I can type anything I want to read about and can then read any tweet that has that name or word(s) in it.
    I found Danny on twitter that way. (I have this link in my favorites now.)


    I click on it to read tweets about Danny. For tweets about him (in which his name is used), my search was for Danny Gokey. That is what my link shows. I have it set to latest. For Danny’s twitter page (instead of just mentions of him), I can click on his twitter name. That is the name after @. People use it in tweets to him. It shows in a different color. It is a link to tweets he writes. @dannygokey.
    Again, once I am inside twitter, I can type anything in the twitter search (which is not the same blank as the internet search–the internet search is higher and outside the frame of twitter). I can look for anything I want. I can type in the name of a movie and see what people are tweeting about it–whether they like it or not. I can type the name of a golfer and see how he is doing in a tournament or check the score on a Packers game.
    It is a little like listening to people talk all over the world. It is fun, and I can do that without having to join twitter.

  2. Jan,
    I like the photo of Danny you have up under INSTAGRAM below. It is showing (currently) at the top of the photos (next to one of Danny standing with a spotlight shining from behind him).
    The photo I like is a head-shot and a shoulder. One hand is near Danny’s face. The colors are beige and back.

  3. Lurker, i really like it. I have already used it on Facebook, too. That is Danny’s new promo pic used for autographs at his ahows. I am surprised he hasn’t put it online. I like it a lot better than the one they used for HIFOM promo period at shows 🙂

  4. I have read that the problems Amy had with Christian music started with her song Baby, Baby which became a big pop hit. There was also some criticism about her divorce from Gary Chapman and her marriage not long after to Vince Gill. Vince had divorced also. His divorce was before Amy’s.

  5. from MJ’s numbers: “Danny Gokey:

    “Rise”: Christian Songs 20 (19); CAC 15 (16); Christian Airplay 13 (14)”

  6. Some Internet articles are very incomplete and poorly written. I might click on something with an interesting headline and read the article and get incoherent and incomplete information. Sometimes, too, there is one page and “more” at the end. Usually if I click on “more,” I find little more. A few days ago, I clicked on “more” to get to a second page. The only difference between the first page article and the second page article was an ellipsis (…) at the end (first page) while there was a period at the end on the second page. No additional words. (I guess the point was to get people to click on a second page of ads.)

  7. Lots of likes on this tweet: 🙂

    Danny Gokey News ‏@dannygokeynewz Oct 31
    Did we mention that we <3 stations like @wayfmradio? Now spinning @dannygokey's new song #RISE & still playing #TellYourHearttoBeatAgain!
    0 replies 1 retweet 8 likes
    Reply Retweet 1
    Like 8

    Melinda Kitzmiller
    @dannygokeynewz @wayfmradio @dannygokey … Ditto @917KBNJ !!

  8. Welcome back, Ann. Sorry you didn’t get to enjoy Danny & Leyicet’s BnB. Next time!!

    Lurker, I stared at that second abbreviation for a long time. Are you referring to Better Than I Found It? No? Give me a clue. My brain is fried….. We had a wonderful time with our son DIL anf granddaughter over for dinner and play. But 2 year olds keep me running! Up and down off the dloor, around and around. She is the best. Loves her grandma ♡ AND our son installed a new dishwasher for us 🙂 Got to love a handy man…..

  9. Melinda and her station our HUGE supporters of Danny and his music. He, and we, have a friend in Corpus Christi!!

  10. ” Are you referring to Better Than I Found It?

    Yes! I’m sorry… 🙁 I guess I renamed it as “Leave the World a Better Place.”

    Someone else renamed it in a tweet (last week?) “I just Wanna Be a Light.”

    I wonder if it has other potential names.

  11. New album release date 🙂

    Danny GokeyVerified account ‏@dannygokey 1h1 hour ago
    Danny Gokey Retweeted Brian McKay
    Yup!! Brand new album scheduled to release January 13th!!

    Danny had told me 1/11/17, but I had guessed he meant the following Friday 🙂

  12. I read that, Lurker. Very sad. I HATE this disease. It does not discriminate. I hope one day Cancer will be eradicated. I wish Noah and his family all the best. ♥ This will be a hard time for all, but always hold on to HOPE….

  13. I have no idea what this means but it sounds like a good thing. 🙂

    “Chad Harris ‏@chadricklharris 48m48 minutes ago
    @dannygokey always hitting that Bb above middle C like it’s nothing. Sheesh”

  14. This is from the idol-ranges site that used to track vocal ranges for AI finalists, as borrowed off a discussion of it on idolforums.

    Overall lowest : C3
    Overall highest : D#5/Eb5
    Overall range : 13 ½ steps
    *Head Voice/Falsetto
    …..Audition – I Heard It Through the Grapevine…. D5
    …..Hollywood Round 1 – Kiss From a Rose…. C#5/Db5
    …..Hollywood Round 3 – I Hope You Dance…. D5
    …..Semifinals – Hero…. D#5/Eb5
    …..Top 13 – Pretty Young Thing…. D5
    …..Top 4 – Dream On…. G5

    On the idolranges.com site, C4 is “middle C”, and C3 is one octave below, C5 would be an octave higher.

    What is a step?
    A step is an interval of two semitones; for example, C4-D4 is one step. A half-step is halfway between two tones; for example, G4-G#4 is one half-step. F4-G#4 is one and a half steps. E-F and B-C are both half-steps, making 12 semitones to an octave (or 6 steps).

    Danny was considered by the idolranges blogger to have reached 13-1/2 steps without falsetto, and 15 ½ steps with.

    If I look at the stats from the idolranges person and compare to the wiki chart for tenors, she has Danny covering all of the green notes and all on the high side in the orange except E5 which is the last white key in the orange area (or well, it would be white on a piano and not orange 😉 . Danny topped out (back in those days anyway) at the last black key in the orange coded area for tenor, and did not show the ability to go into the far low side orange.

    Adding falsetto, Danny covered the entire high range for tenors, and went a couple of notes beyond it to reach G5 which is the second white key beyond the orange colored area. Which is really white since it’s not over-shaded orange or green :p

  15. Wow! That was a lot of work. My understanding is limited, but I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

    Danny’s voice reminds me of Steve Winwood and also Restless Heart. I wonder if that is because of the notes they can reach.

  16. Lurker, thanks for the flashbacks <3. I may have to add some of Restless Hearts music to my itunes account. I fondly remember them:

    Restless Heart has released seven studio albums, two greatest hits albums, and a live album which is only available on their website. Their second through fifth albums are all certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 26 of their singles have entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including six that reached No. 1. Four of their country releases also crossed over to the Adult Contemporary chart, with two of those ("I'll Still Be Loving You" in 1986 and "When She Cries" in 1992) also reaching Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band also had a No. 1 on Adult Contemporary in 1993 with "Tell Me What You Dream", a collaboration with smooth jazz saxophonist Warren Hill.

    Great news on #RISE moving up (and the Christmas album) although it's always bittersweet when a previous single fades.

  17. The increased radio play (and concerts?) must be helping RISE. This is the closest we’ve seen them on the iTunes overall chart:

    761 Danny Gokey Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
    762 Drake Too Good (feat. Rihanna)
    763 A$AP Mob Telephone Calls (feat. A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, Playboi Carti & Yung Gleesh)
    764 Danny Gokey Rise

  18. Although I still think Danny sounds like no one other them himself, I do hear the similarities in the voices of Steve Winwood and Restless Heart, at least in the songs that Lurker has linked. Steve Winwood sounds like Danny Gokey lite. Winwood doesn’t have the same depth or gravitas to his voice, but something about the tone of his voice resembles Danny’s tone. I actually think the lead Restless Heart singer sounds more like Danny (or vice versa). But again, it’s more in the tone of the voice than anything else.

  19. “The increased radio play (and concerts?) must be helping RISE. This is the closest we’ve seen them on the iTunes overall chart:”

    You wrote this just after I posted itunes #’s. Rise was at #23 and the Christmas album was at #68.
    This is my theory: Not long before this, someone tweeted about listening to the Christmas album. Danny retweeted that tweet:

    “Danny Gokey ‏@dannygokey Nov 1 Nashville, TN
    Danny Gokey Retweeted Coco Trevino
    Thank you! 🤓 So glad you like it!”

    Coco Trevino
    Too soon?? Never! 😝🎄🎁🎅🏻🙏🏻 @dannygokey #ChristmasIsHere #NovemberFirst I just opened it and it’s by FAR my favorite Christmas album ever!!!!”

    Then the Christmas album surged as did Rise. Now the Christmas album has dropped off the chart again. Rise is holding about where it was.

    I think when someone goes to itunes to check Danny’s music, perhaps they check more than one item. With Rise, there was also a tweet about this time from Danny Gokey News (about the place of Rise on a chart) that Danny retweeted.

    It seems to me that all of it helps–including radio and touring. Touring seems to help more when it is several times a week instead of a couple.

  20. Well, Lurker, both of Danny’s songs have definitely moved down…. I will take your word that so has the albums…

    Danny also needs a new push at radio, again.

    I wonder what they have planned for Danny for the rest of November? I think he only has 2 more announced shows. I’m sure the the time after Thanksgiving will be getting ready for the Christmas Tour, but what will the other 14 days bring? Danny’s manager keeps expressing how stressed she is and that she just has to get though to Thanksgiving…. hmmmmm…

  21. Lurker, I agree with you. That’s what I think about Danny “dueting” with Natalie in that picture. And in some of the videos I have seen…..

  22. New Celebrate Christmas date in Destin, Florida on December 16th added to our calendar!

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