Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 11/7 – 11/20/16

Danny Gokey performing on the 2016 Be One Tour

Danny Gokey performing on the Be One Tour

While Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey & Tauren Wells have finished the last show of this tour, there is so much coming up!  The Christmas concerts, new videos, and a new album!!

What is the most exciting to you?  Let’s talk about it!

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Danny Gokey performing on the Be One Tour 2016

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104 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 11/7 – 11/20/16

  1. He Melinda! The new album will be released on Friday, January 13th based on a very reliable source: Danny, himself!! I hope they don’t experience any new delays, but I’m counting on this!!

  2. Lurker, based on some quick inquiries, I think it will take some time to get the B & B substantially booked. I think the previous owners website coming up first on Google is NOT a good thing….

  3. Good news on the week end chart. RISE is now a #12!

    10 8 Up this week CHRIS TOMLIN Jesus 1538 1458 80 9.56
    8 9 LOVE & THE OUTCOME The God I Know 1446 1498 -52 9.732
    11 10 Up this week NATALIE GRANT King Of The World 1433 1377 56 8.51
    12 11 Up this week ONE SONIC SOCIETY Great Are You Lord 1148 1105 43 7.386
    16 12 Up this week DANNY GOKEY Rise 861 822 39 6.156
    14 13 Up this week CROWDER My Victory 842 838 4 5.668
    17 14 Up this week MATTHEW WEST Mended 837 754 83 4.276
    13 15 UNSPOKEN Higher 820 924 -104 5.283

  4. Hey Lurker,

    Danny retweeted this, will the sales go up? 🙂
    @dannygokeynewz: So good! @dannygokey’s #RISE is #12 on the week end chart of @AllAccess Mediabase CAC!!! #GoDannyGo #BuyIt #GiftIt

  5. This is where they are now. Hopefully, the retweet will help. I’ll check again later.


    TYHTBA: #28

    RISE: #47

    HIFOM: #37

    Christmas is Here: —

  6. It would help also if he would be direct about it such as a suggestion to buy it on itunes.

  7. Lurker, I did comtemplate whether I should link to iTunes, but the link is so long…. and that Amazon link actually works to our benefit. So I’m being a little selfish when I add an Amazon link for twitter 🙂 I tried to fit in a hashtag of #iTunes but it wouldn’t fit. I suppose I could have sacrificed my #GoDannyGo….. or cut other comments down….

  8. You did a good job. 🙂

    What I meant is that Danny should do some itunes ads directly, himself.

    I’m beginning to think that there may not be a Rise video. Maybe they rethought the one they had. I did wonder about that one when I saw the still pictures. It seemed they were showing a nude female sitting on a bed. When I looked at other pictures I concluded she was wearing something short and strapless. Her posture while sitting didn’t show her clothing clearly.

    Another picture appeared to show her with maybe blood on her hands and face. If the video is a controversial, message video, I would prefer not to see if.

    The videos I like are ones that are positive and entertaining. Sad and inspirational are also okay. I don’t like political or controversial, though.

  9. I wish I could erase the comma after video above. 🙁

    Editor: I almost took two comments out…. 🙂

  10. “I think the previous owners website coming up first on Google is NOT a good thing….”

    When I searched, the first result I got was the gokey bread and breakfast. My search, though, was for “gokey bread and breakfast.” That is probably the reason I got it immediately.

  11. Bread and breakfast?? Really? Not Bed and breakfast, LOL!

    So…. I thought this guy was mastering the new album, but…. when I strained my eyes it said on the top of his computer program:

    Danny Gokey Christmas is Here with bonus track 11-4-16.VIP

    So…. maybe they will be pushing out a different edition of CIH. With one extra song? Huh.

  12. “Bread and breakfast?? Really? Not Bed and breakfast”

    I searched “bread and breakfast.” Bed and breakfast came up. I meant to search “bed” not “bread.” I got the right thing in spite of my spelling. 🙂 (My comment above was not clear.)

    So maybe some publicity coming for CIH?

    Rise made it up to #36.
    That tweet has already scrolled down a lot now (because of the sweet picture of the kids).

  13. Maybe the CD with bonus track is for the Christmas tour? And a new song for radio/iTunes might be nice.

  14. And now I think I know why there is a bonus track on the Christmas CD. To feature the song for Bon Ton ‘s Christmas promo?

    “You can get it on amazon or iTunes but it will be available this Christmas at the Bon-Ton stores. There’s about 267 of these stores. Thank you for your support!”

    DG on Facebook.

  15. So, Danny occasionally “likes” our posts on Facebook (and twitter). Not a huge surprise. But he still hasn’t “Liked” our Facebook page.

    I got a notification today that Danny Gokey liked our page. I was kind of pumped. Until I clicked on the picture. (Same one that Danny is using.) It was a fake account 🙁


  16. from MJ’s:

    Danny Gokey:
    “Rise”: Christian Songs 17 (20); CAC 12 (15); Christian Airplay 12 (13)

  17. Lots of tweets & Instagrams coming out on Danny’s preview party for #RISE. Hopefully it will be available for preorder– this Friday:

    Two of the songs mentioned by @BTMusic #Slowdown, and #StrongerThanWeThink. Both songs written by Danny, Bernie and Emily Weisband

    The Dove Awards ‏@GMADoveAwards 5m5 minutes ago Ocean Way Studios
    Getting a sneak peak of the brand new @dannygokey album #Rise! Get ready people. It’s amazing & coming your way 01.13.17! 👏❤️🎤

  18. Interesting that this producer uses the word #pop in the description:

    btmusicListening party for @dannygokey today at Ocean Way! Excited to be a part of this record releasing 01.13.2017 #newmusic #slowdown #strongerthanwethink #bmg #pop #producer

  19. “Leyicet Gokey ‏@leyicet 15m15 minutes ago
    my hubby featured @kierrasheard on”Better Than I Found It”. It’s a powerful song with a message of doing OUR part to make this world better.”

    On the album or just at the party? I’ve never heard of her.

  20. Well, not that Leyicet shared it, I can tell you that Kierra Sheard is Danny’s duet partner on #BetterThanIFoundIt on the album! It was originally recorded without a duet partner, but Maestro told me that they selected KiKI Sheard to duet with Danny on the final recording– that Maestro produced!! Congrats to Maestro.

    I think Ms. Sheard is a pretty successful gospel singer. So, they are expanding to another genre. And I think they hope to push it further. http://www.iamkierrasheard.com/

    I think they do a really good job on it!


  21. I’m friends on Facebook with all the band members, and the full band is setting up at Ocean Way Studio tonight. I wonder if they will be filming videos, another performance, or getting ready to do something more tomorrow? Knowing a little bit about artists, I bet they start still tonight 😉

    PS> Well, if I’d read the captions, I wouldn’t have to guess….

    “Setting up for a session and video shoot”

  22. “I haven’t leaked the much better known duet partner🙂”

    But she isn’t going to be on the album after all? 🙁

    If she isn’t, why does it have to stay a secret? Is she still doing a duet with Danny–a different song?

    Also, aren’t they having a party at Ocean Way tonight? I thought I read a tweet about it. Maybe it was about today.

  23. Danny has TWO duets on the new album, Lurker.

    They had a Listening Party earlier today, and now “Setting up for a session and video shoot” 🙂

  24. Really nice photo of Danny & Bernie recording acoustic versions of the new RISE songs 🙂

    Bernie Herms and Danny Gokey at Ocean Way Studio

  25. I haven’t leaked the much better known duet partner🙂

    She tried though with her guessing game recently 😉

  26. For anyone that follows Danny on Instagram, his latest Instagram Story shows him rehearsing with Natalie Grant for their Christmas Tour on Friday. And today Danny & Leyicet appeared to be on their way at 8am.. to the airport? I am guessing he is doing a private event tonight or a working for a mega church?

  27. Off-topic post: I dreamed I was writing a song named “Two Fools Falling in Love.” I woke up thinking I liked the title and wondering if there was already a song with that name. I searched youtube and found this. I have never heard the song before and have never heard of this singer. (The video has only 34 views.)
    Anyway, it sounded like the song I was writing in my dream. I can’t understand the lyrics well, but the title and the mood are both the same as in my dream.

  28. Been meaning to mention that I recently visited one of the friends I met while following Danny during his country era. We went to Tennessee to see two Two Story Road concerts, one in Nashville and one in Franklin. (Two Story Road, for those who might not know, is a country duo comprised of Brandon Fraley — Danny’s former music director and keyboardist — and Jamelle Fraley — Carrie Underwood’s former background singer.)

    Anyway, we took an Old Town Trolley Tour in Nashville, which was a wonderful way to see Nashville and get a feel for the city. As the trolley was traveling down Music Row, lo and behold, we saw two giant signs outside of BMG, both congratulating Danny.

    Jan, I have pics if you are interested . . . (Or have you already seen the signs???)

  29. I figured out that Danny is the Saturday evening concert for the “President’s Weekend” conference in Boca Raton. Very swanky place…


    This is how they describe Danny:
    Danny Gokey
    Danny Gokey is a former church music director who rose to popularity in 2009 when he finished third place on the hit Fox show American Idol. In the years since his time on American Idol, Gokey has put together a successful recording career, first with 19 Recordings and currently with BMG. In 2015 he was nominated for New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards. His song “My Best Days are Ahead of Me” made the Billboard 100 in 2009, and five of his Gospel songs have made the Christian Top 20 over the past two years. He has stated that his faith is the “key to who I am.”

  30. Yup. Those are the ones, Jan. It was so weird, traveling in a trolley along Music Row and then coming more or less face-to-face with big posters of Danny. I wasn’t expecting that.

  31. I think I would enjoy that, Ellen.

    I’ve been to Nashville multiple times but I have never taken the trolley tour. Should I take it next time? 🙂

    I assume that a lot of the labels advertise their artists along Music Row?

  32. Well, Danny was my source of the duet leak at the SHF Gala 🙂

    But I try not to leak something that comes straight from him unless I see it substantiated somewhere else. (I don’t want to discourage Danny from giving me info…. or upsetting his managers…)

    This was the clue that I felt I almost could have used as previous leak:


  33. I don’t think I ever confirmed it was a female, but you were on the right path! She isn’t rock, Christian, Gospel, Latin, or Country 🙂

    They appeared together in Atlanta at the Lighting of the Tree event.

  34. “I don’t think I ever confirmed it was a female”

    No, you didn’t, but it was still what I “thought” from the hints. Perhaps because when I guessed Kelly Clarkson, you said it was a good guess (or something similar). 🙂 I quit guessing because I was thinking about what you could say if I got it.

    I wondered if it was Carrie and was trying to remember all the female winners after Kelly. I don’t know all of them.

  35. Let’s see if I can do it:

    Men: Rueben, Taylor, David, Kris, Lee, Scotty, Caleb, Nick, Trent,

    Women: Kelly, Fantasia, Carrie, Jordin, Candice,

    I have 14. How many seasons were there?

  36. And yes, Jan, I would recommend the Old Town Trolley Tour in Nashville. It’s especially good if you have limited time. It orients you and shows what Nashville has to offer, and you can hop off and on the trolley all day. No worries about driving or finding a parking spot. And the tour drivers are very knowledgeable and fun.

  37. Does anyone know what this means? Does Danny have a nomination for something?

    Premios AMCL ‏@PremiosAMCL 8h8 hours ago

    @MarcosWitt @EvanCraft @CamposAlex @AlexZurdoMusic @dannygokey


  38. Male Artist of the Year in the Latin Christian Music Awards is what I think it means. I see that Paul Wilbur is also nominated in that category. I don’t recognize any of the other artists.

    Established in 1980, this is their 37th awards program?

    I can make out a little when I read Spanish. I am lost when it is spoken. I took French. :/ But some of the words are similar…..

  39. That’s what I read in it. There is a website I found, Danny was nominated in several categories in addition to male vocalist.

    I couldn’t get much sense of the standing of the awards program or what it’s connected to. At least one act has these awards mentioned in their promo, wiki pages ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tercer_Cielo )

  40. “Danny GokeyVerified account
    New music is on the way! Stay tuned! #RISE”

    This tweet had a short video clip with it and the date Nov. 15. I wonder if that means the album will go to presale tomorrow or if there will be some new music tomorrow.

  41. Lurker, the song that plays with it is “If you Ain’t In It”.

    I think it’s a bit odd they are unveiling new music on a Tuesday, but I will take it 😉

    I remember his manager saying she just had to get through to Thanksgiving, and Leyicet is coming back to Nashville today, but Danny isn’t. He does have shows Thursday & Friday

  42. Well. I just saw that Danny is in LA for meetings & video shoots. Hmmmm. You think they are redoing a bit of the RISE video? Or new videos?

  43. RISE was added by WGTS, Washington DC today.

    It’s been in a holding pattern for a few days. Hopefully a new push is coming before the Christmas resting period.

  44. Well. I just saw that Danny is in LA for meetings & video shoots. Hmmmm. You think they are redoing a bit of the RISE video? Or new videos?

    Press package / promo clips for the new album? Not necessarily music videos

  45. The Rise album is at itunes for pre-order. I don’t see it on the Christian/Gospel page–no ad yet. I did see it, though, on Danny’s page when I searched just his name. It was listed as Gospel with a price of $9.99 and a pre-order price of $8.70.

    Rise and If You Ain’t in It were listed for sale now at $1.29.

  46. Soooo…. Danny put out a couple of Instagram Stories that shows him in the YouTube Studios in LA. He’s videotaping the special Christmas song (I assume for Bon-Ton Stores?) that will be on the special edition of his Christmas album.

    Cool! I get another Christmas song ….and I have to buy the album again. I probably have bought 15 copies as gifts since last year…

    Danny Gokey at the YouTube Studios

  47. Wel, this is NOT the direction I thought new music would take things….

    #19 TYHTBA
    #43 RISE
    #103 HIFOM
    #178 MTYTIA
    — IYAII

    #36 HIFOM the Album
    #103 CIH

    Not sure why Danny’s team would release it on a Tuesday (instead of a new music week: Friday) and not do promo of it?

    Perplexing IMO.

  48. Jan,
    Itunes works in ways that sometimes I don’t get. I have at times seen pre-order albums ranked with regular albums–other times not. Also, maybe the single Rise lost some placement on itunes singles if it was taken from that list for anyone completing an album.
    The Christmas album will probably come back up as Christmas gets closer and as fans settle from the excitement of the Rise pre-order and return focus to Christmas.
    Maybe Danny’s team put out Rise now hoping to boost the single a little on radio and Billboard? I’m not sure it’s working. Do you think Lauren D. might catch up or pass Danny?
    On the positive side from itunes from the horizontal scroll sections (middle and lower middle of home page): Danny’s Rise album cover is now showing in two places. It is the fifth picture shown under the heading Hot Tracks. It is the first picture shown for pre-orders.
    I believe when it is released, all the pre-order sales will count with the sales at that time and possibly Rise will zoom to the top (or near the top) of the album chart. (Especially if they will give it a rotating banner!!)

  49. itunes:

    TYHTBA: #19

    RISE: #37

    HIFOM: #108

    MTYTIA: #175

    If You Ain’t in It: #184

    HIFOM: #27

    Christmas is Here: #60

  50. Well, may the new sales are finally catching up with the averaging that iTunes uses for ranking sales? And since the album single is now selling for Rise, it lost some placement in the sales rank?

  51. “And since the album single is now selling for Rise, it lost some placement in the sales rank?”

    I was guessing–don’t know.

    And Danny tweeted about the CIH album about 50 minutes ago.

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