Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 12/19/16 – 01/01/17

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Wonderful photos of Danny Gokey from the Celebrate Christmas Tour

Our thanks to TroyWL for sharing his amazing photos!

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90 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 12/19/16 – 01/01/17

  1. Very cool that Sirius is broadcasting the tour. I know they videotaped it. I expet videos to pop up, too…

    I won’t be able to listen to it. We will be at a NYE party 🙂

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  2. I like Danielito’s haircuts.

    “Leyicet Gokey ‏@leyicet Dec 23
    My son cut his hair and his sisters here… Has this ever happened to any other parent? I was so sad when he did it 😭”

    I wish Danny G. would let Danny E. cut his hair. 😉

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  3. The innocence of children. I’ve seen videos of how sweet young Danny is. So caring towards his sister. Victoria is a sweetie pie, too.

    We had a white Christmas for our grandson’s 1st Christmas. So happy to have all the children home. It’s hard to believe the holidays are over. It seemed like they were just here..

    Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year filled with Love, Laughter, and Health. ♥

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  4. I wanted to share a story..

    It was very sad to hear about Carrie Fisher. Then, to have her mother pass a day later. No words..

    Many years ago when I was young my family and friends went to Las Vegas. We stayed at the Rivera Hotel. Debbie Reynolds was performing there. Some how my friends and I found the room where Debbie Reynolds was staying. We bought our post cards and knocked on the door. A man answered. One of my friends saw Debbie Reynolds sitting on the sofa. We asked if we could have an autograph and handed the post cards to the gentleman. Boy, were we brave, and a little intrusive. The next day Debbie Reynolds had signed our cards sweetly and left them in our mail box at the hotel. I always thought that was so kind.

    Jumped many, many, years later and while at the Kansas City Airport we saw Debbie Reynolds walking back and forth for exercise. Just calmly walking back and forth. This time I left her alone…

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  5. I meant to say “jump.” I think Miss Reynolds had been waiting for her plane, and just chose to do some walking. She looked very pretty, and was alone. Everyone was kind enough to let her be, but were all aware who she was. 🙂

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  6. Christmas isn’t over yet for me — not until January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany (also known as the Three Kings Day, when the three Magi or wise men came to adore the Christ child). That would be the 12th day after Christmas. Anyone ever heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas?

    When I was growing up, we’d get a tree on Christmas Eve Day and spend the afternoon decorating it, then enjoy the fruits of our labor in the evening. On Christmas Day, we’d go to Mass, come home, open presents, eat dinner/lunch around noon or 1:00 p.m., head off to visit my maternal grandparents from about 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., then visit my paternal grandmother (and various aunts/uncles/cousins who’d be gathered there) from about 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., then head home.

    But it didn’t stop there! During the Twelve Days of Christmas (beginning December 26th), we’d visit other family (more distant relatives, like my father’s uncle’s family), friends, and neighbors. And the gift-giving continued throughout the Christmas season.

    Now, the secular world has dictated that Christmas is over on December 26th, when that isn’t even close to being the case. It also has made it much more difficult to observe older traditions. For example, even though I live in a state known for its Christmas trees, trees are sold very early — around Thanksgiving and in early December. There never are any trees available — or wreaths, for that matter — closer to Christmas, when I would want them. This year, I put up a tree for the first time — a noble fir. Thanks to an article in the local newspaper, I found a Christmas tree farm (one of only a few) that was open on Christmas Eve Day. So I decorated my first Christmas tree (as an adult) this year. And yes, it’s still up. I may have trouble recycling it, though — those programs happen early because so many people now put up their trees early and take them down early. #outlier

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  7. Cindy3, I once saw Bob Hope and his wife Delores. Bob Hope was in St. Louis for a production at the Fox Theater. I saw him, along with his wife, at a National Supermarket in Clayton, a first-tier suburb of St. Louis. My guess is that they were staying at a nearby hotel. Everyone in the store recognized Bob Hope, but I am happy to report that we all kept our distance. No one asked for an autograph, not even the cashier. I think that shopping at a grocery store is such a mundane task, that it occurred to us that even celebrities need down time. And, of course, this was before the time of ubiquitous cell phones, so no one took pictures, either. It is a nice memory . . .

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  8. What a nice memory, Ellen. I think I was only 14 at the time we asked Miss Reynolds for her autograph. Like I said, I’m not sure how we found where she was staying, but her kindness I always remembered. She was one of a kind. ♥

    Bob Hope… 🙂

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  9. Cool celebrity stories, Cindy & Ellen. Not sure I have ever encountered a celebrity in normal life. I live in Wisconsin…….:/

    But I still remember when Ed & I saw Danny come striding into a Madison radio station while we were waiting on the lobby couch. He walked in with such a sense of purpose, in a blue wool coat, on a bitterly cold January day.

    We had won tickets to his in studio performance on his radio tour for “My Best Days”. (You had to be the 7th caller when a secret song was played. We both got in through to the station that blizzardy last day of the contest. I was the 7th caller).

    It was the 1st time Danny met Ed. Ed brought Danny a gift of cheese curds and he told him “I am married to one of the ihearties”. Ed made a lasting impression on Danny 😉

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  10. I was wrong about the concert that will be broadcast. It is the Be One Tour. I did listen to it on sirius radio this late fall when the initially broadcast it.

    Our friends at SiriusXM The Message are doing an encore presentation of the Be One tour live concert on New Year’s Eve at 10pm ET and a couple of times on New Year’s Day! Check it out on Channel 63 on Sirius! Happy New Year!

    I wonder how they D & N will be using the Celebrate Christmas Video. I wish Ed had asked that question on my list…. 😉

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  11. I still didn’t get it right. It was an album cover with Categoria 13 on it. I tried to bring the picture but kept getting the twitter page instead.

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  12. Hi Lurker. I looked into the Christian Latin Music Award tweeted. They say the announce on December30th each year. Danny’s category of win was Composition of the Year. So I am thinking it is more to the writers, but without a great performance it wouldn’t be nominated.

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  13. Mac Powell, Aaron Shust, Danny Gokey and Love & the Outcome are a few more of the artists who will be performing at Elevate, June 23-24-25. Join me Monday as I will reveal the entire line up for Elevate 2017! – Dave

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  14. I hadn’t heard who Mac Powell was, so I looked him up;

    Mac Powell, originally from Clanton, Alabama, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who formed the Christian rock band Third Day with guitarist Mark Lee. wikipedia.org
    Born: December 25, 1972 (age 44), Alabama, USA

    For Grammy-winning Christian rocker Mac Powell, country music wasn’t just a creative itch that needed scratching.

    “Two years ago, I made my first [country] record and a lot of people thought, ‘He’s got it out of his system now,'” Powell tells Rolling Stone Country, “but all that did was make me want to do it even more.”
    And thus was born Southpaw, the singer’s follow up to his 2012 self-titled country debut. The 12-song set, released October 14th, includes co-writes with country hitmakers Darius Rucker, Kristian Bush and Travis Tritt. It’s arguably a natural transition for the bearded, long-haired Alabama native with a penchant for musical storytelling. From Billboard.

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  15. I already have Danny at the Christian Music Festival, Worship in the Adirondacks 2017 for that same weekend of June 23-25. So he must be splitting the days?

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  16. Never to late Mr Bing. Happy holidays “to y’all”. I loved that you used southern slang. It made me smile. (And i am impressed you used it correctly)

    🙂

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  17. Happy New Year everyone
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    Yes, Mac Powell is the lead singer for Third Day. I wasn’t sure how the dates for that new event lined up with the other June events but figured Danny must be early on the schedule for one and late on the other since the festivals overlapped. Appears Danny will be piling up the frequent flyer miles around then when he also has a visit to Hawaii.

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  18. I do recognize that voice. Thanks for sharing the link, admin2. I think Ed and I may like his country albums 🙂

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