Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 1/15- 1/22/17


Happy New Danny Gokey Music!

RISE is out! What are your favorite songs?

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170 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 1/15- 1/22/17

  1. 😦

    I added it. I failed to be able to show you how to do it yourself….

    Of course, if we have anyone else that wanted to be an editor here, Admin2 and I might be able to squeeze in another helper…..


  2. Lurker, it is an image. So the coding has to go around it. Editors and Admins get to see the tools in order to add images….


  3. Okay. That’s good. Since you and Admin2 can use him sometimes, that will be fun. I will be able to see him. 😎 He makes me feel cheerful. πŸ™‚


  4. BMG/AP released this promo video for RISE. Do you get the feeling Danny doesn’t want to be boxed in??? I like that about him.


    PS> Did Danny get any AP press on his first album? It seems like his publicist is working it really well. Did anyone notice Danny’s B&B in the background on the video? I wonder how many rentals they are getting? I get the impression they are using it for a lot of their own functions. Nothing wrong with that πŸ™‚


  5. I saw that video which seemed to be released thru Associated Press. Danny did strike me as rather ~forceful at the end when talking about the genre boxes


  6. Okay, looks like I was using an old set of WordPress smileys. Will try the page linked to by this site.
    🐻 😳 πŸ™„ 😎 😑 πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰


  7. Don’t know how to do the daisy or tulip. And yes, I miss the little dude who scratches his head with a pen and then writes something on paper.


  8. More ❄️❄️ headed our way. Best to stay indoors with a cup of β˜•οΈ. Looking forward to 🌼🌷

    Ellen, you go to “Resources” and click on GetEmoji.com and you’ll find your 🌼🌷 You just copy and paste. Although, I have to have two sites open. It makes it easier.


  9. Funny, I just used the same daisy and tulip on my last post and they are different from my other post when displayed. Oh well, it’s fun. 😊


  10. Cindy3, our weather has returned to normal (high in the 40s, rain). But that is a fairly recent reversion. Before that, we were having below-freezing temperatures, plus snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain, etc., for more than a month. It snowed seven times! Now, it does snow in the mountains, but here in the valley, we normally don’t see much snow. We average maybe an inch a year. Not this year!

    I actually was enjoying the cold until I got sick on January 6th. 🀧 😷 πŸ€’ It’s been two weeks now, and I still don’t feel even remotely recovered. I’m okayish in the morning and afternoon, then by 6:00 p.m., I get chills and start coughing again. On Thursday, my fever came back. (It is down now.) I’ve been told there is a nasty respiratory virus making the rounds (what we are calling colloquially “the crud”), and it is taking people a month to recover. Somehow, I don’t think I’m going to be the exception to that rule. I think it’s going to take another couple of weeks before I’m anywhere back to normal.

    (P.S.) I grew up in the mid-Atlantic area, where we got plenty of below-freezing temperatures and snow. (But we just got snow — none of that freezing rain stuff.) Although I’ve become a weather wimp since moving to the PNW, I do sometimes miss the cold. There is nothing like being outside in zero weather (assuming the wind isn’t blowing!) and taking a deep breath. I just feel so alive when I do that.


  11. And yes, in case you haven’t figured it out, I finally found the emojis as well as the smilies. Tah-Tah!
    πŸŒ‚ β˜‚οΈ (No one actually uses umbrellas here.)
    πŸŽ„ (Yes, my tree is still up because I got sick before I could take it down.)
    🌼🌹🌷 (I think there are two different tulips, Cindy3.)


  12. You are right, Ellen. I used the 🌷instead of the 🌹. Hope you feel better. πŸ’

    Off to shovel some ❄️❄️. 😞

    p.s. Our Christmas decorations are on our pool table waiting to be packed away. You have an excuse Ellen. I don’t. Well, there is snow in front of our shed now, so it’s hard to get to our tubs. Does that sound good? No, I’m just lazy. πŸ™ƒ


  13. It looks like a laugh.

    I wonder is I can get something if I type a word with a : on each side, like some shown in the list. Will try rose.

    :rose: .


  14. Well, “sad” and “oops” between colons worked. The rest didn’t. Like you, Lurker, I did not try to look them up first.


  15. From the Kenosha News (It is a Lake Michigan City between Milwaukee and Chicago)

    n Danny Gokey, β€œRise” (BMG)

    http://www.dannygokey.com, $14.99

    You may remember Milwaukee’s own Danny Gokey as a semi-finalist on season eight of β€œAmerican Idol.” Though he didn’t win, his husky, soulful voice and nice-guy personality won him legions of fans. After an attempt at a career in country-pop, Gokey turned to his real passion, contemporary Christian music.

    β€œRise” doesn’t strike me as overtly religious; it’s more inspirational than subscribing to any particular doctrine. Gokey wrote these tunes with his band, all of which are pleasingly produced and performed. β€œStronger Than We Think” recalls his debut single, β€œMy Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” and a duet with Jordan Sparks on β€œChasing” is one of the loveliest songs an β€œIdol” alum has ever recorded.

    Not sure why they think Danny wrote these with his band…. only Maestro produced one of the songs…

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  16. I don’t like the combed-back hair.

    Danny probably wouldn’t like my hair, but I will never give him a chance to see it. Therefore he will not even think about saying he doesn’t like it. πŸ˜€

    I also never want my picture online. No selfies for me. Plus, I consider it an invasion of privacy for someone to take a picture without permission. Choosing a career of celebrity is giving permission, I think.

    Victoria seems not always to want her picture taken.


  17. Ha-ha. I remember my older son always smiling in his photos with his sister, that many times she was crying. She never yelled, or screamed. She just would be sad in the photos. I think it’s a “girl” thing. Moods and all. Starts at a very young age. πŸ˜‰ It was just when she was around Victoria’s age. One video I saw of Victoria was her kindness towards her brother. So cute. My daughter would do the same with her brother. Each child is different.

    I haven’t decided if I like Danny’s hair or not. I know it’s the style these days. All I know is that Danny looks very handsome with his beard. Hope he never decides to change that look. πŸ™‚


  18. Yes, Lurker. I have enjoyed watching Daniel and Victoria growing up, but I sometimes have wondered about their privacy. Danny and Leyicet seem so open, but yet, private, too.


  19. Cindy, I am surprised to hear you say you see Danny & Leyicet as being “private”. As much as Danny has shared his personal challenges, his family photos,and the way Leyicet shares her sense of humor I see them very comfortable with being celebrities in the public eye.

    But, there may come a time where they start to shelter the public’s view of their family. I see that Natalie Grant shares instagram stories frequently of her kids. Maybe they feel less threatened as Christian artists with families– in contrast to when Danny was a single guy coming off Idol? Some of the attention they got from fans was a bit scary….

    On occasion, when I was in Nashville for SHF we would have people showing up asking if Danny was in the building… :0


  20. I think I draw that conclusion about Danny and Leyicet because of the “details” I think they hold a little closer. Well, maybe I hope that they do. I don’t know.. you of course, would know more than I. 🌼 I hope the fans, and not fans, always remember to treat them with kindness and respect.

    ❄️❄️ The heavy snow is here. Well, sometimes. It’s snows, and then it starts to turn into a rain. Hopefully, the electricity will stay on. Sunshine on Wednesday. 😎


  21. Well, they don’t have a reality show with a camera in their living room, kitchen, etc…. so yes, they do have a majority of their life private. πŸ™‚

    Best of luck, Cindy! I hope you keep your electricity!! Moving from heavy snow to rain makes for some very tough conditions.

    Meanwhile my Packers have pretty much boxed themselves into a very tough situation.


  22. A reality show not yet. πŸ™‚ Is there talk of one? Is Danny performing in Europe? How exciting. Is it his first time? Too many questions.. πŸ™Š


  23. Not performing. He says music meetings. I’d imagine he could perform for label heads there, but who knows.

    I’m loving these opportunities for Danny ❀

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  24. I read it’s Danny’s first trip to Berlin, Germany and London. My great-grandmother was from Germany. I would love to visit the country one day. Maybe Danny will send photos. πŸ˜‰ Hope he gets to enjoy the beauty of Europe on his trip.

    You were in England recently Jan. Right? Lucky you.

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  25. Admin2, my passport looks pretty shiny, too…. my trip to England was last April! I finally got to use my passport! The cruises I went on don’t really require it, but I used it anyways…. πŸ™‚


  26. RE privacy . . .

    I think the younger generation in general is more comfortable with (what I consider to be) oversharing on social media. In that sense, I don’t think that Danny and Leyicet are appreciably different than their peers. Even if you include celebrities in Danny’s peer group, he and Leyicet are probably still well within the norm.

    Personally, I’d like to see less of little Danny and Victoria. I don’t mind occasional photos, but the videos feel intrusive to me. I can’t imagine how those children will feel at 11, 12, 13, and 14 years of age, when they know and see that old videos of them as young children are out there circulating — (because nothing ever completely goes away on the Internet!) — and are or were viewed by complete strangers. That certainly would bother me, in their shoes. But again, there is just less privacy in general anymore, so they might not mind. They may well embrace sharing on social media.

    The problem I have is that the children are young now and don’t get to choose their level of exposure. I much prefer how other celebrities like Carrie Underwood are handling exposure of their children. Carrie, for example, posts an occasional photo or video, but it is done in a way to minimize the intrusion into her son Isaiah’s privacy.


  27. Re jet lag . . .

    The times I’ve traveled overseas (England and Syria), I’ve just gone with the flow of whatever is going on local-time, and I had no problem with jet lag on the front end of the trip.

    When I went to England, I was traveling from the East Coast. We left at night, I slept on the plane, and arrived in the morning. (I can’t speak towards the quality or length of sleep on the plane, though.) Once in London, we just kept going. I could tell my companion was flagging and definitely experiencing jet lag. I don’t remember now, but she might have taken a nap for an hour or two. I was fine, however. Now, coming back to the United States was a different story for me. I was so tired when I got back! Definitely jet lagged!

    Syria was a different matter. We left from the Midwest, but got delayed at the very first airport because of weather, thus missing our connecting flight to Paris. By the time we arrived at airport #2, we had to stay overnight and fly out the next day, first to Paris, then to Damascus. It was evening by time we reached Damascus, so after briefly socializing with our hosts, we all went to bed and started fresh the next day. No jet lag. When I returned from Syria, I was tired, but not seriously jet lagged. I stayed up and went to bed at the local time, a few hours earlier than I normally would, and I slept a few hours later, too. But otherwise I was fine.

    So I’ve never had a real problem with jet lag, especially on the front end of a trip, but everybody is different. Hopefully, Danny looked into things ahead of time and did whatever he could to minimize jet lag.


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