Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion – 6/19- 7/2/17

My, how times have changed!  And so has Danny Gokey! We thank Producer Keith Thomas of Willowbrooke Studio for this interesting flashback photo.

(It was taken while they worked together on the music for “Hope in Front of Me”.)

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32 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion – 6/19- 7/2/17

  1. Times have changed… and for the better!! What a blessing Danny’s music 🎶 is to all!!
    #GokeyGroupie
    #HopeInFrontOfMe
    #Comeback
    #Rise

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  2. Good morning Angelsnell (can I call you Angel or Nell?)

    TC should get a couple of stations adding it today. It has slowed down, but is getting steady growth.

    Off to work I go! Have a great day all!

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  3. The Comeback was added by

    KVMV-FM McAllen
    WAKW-FM Cincinnati

    If you are in that radio broadcast area, please thank the station for playing the music you love. My station hasn’t added TC, yet 😦

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  4. itunes:

    (looked at front page only–did not check rest)

    The Comeback: #9

    Videos:
    TYHTBA: #5 (I still look at the video list because sometimes one is back up there again.)

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  5. So, I wonder where that tour announcement is for Danny and Mandisa? They said tickets would go on sale in June. I suppose artists are not the best source of information like that…. but they still have 10 days 😉

    Good news on TC picking up 3 new stations yesterday on Mediabase:

    Station Market Format TW lw Move ovn am mid pm eve Aud
    WAKW-FM Cincinnati Christian AC 9 9 7 2 0.009
    WCIE-FM Tampa Christian AC 4 4 2 2 0.011
    WVFJ-FM Atlanta Christian AC 3 3 2 1 0.005
    KWND-FM Springfield, MO Christian AC 2 2 2 0

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  6. Nice to see TC picking up on sales. Considering the small radio audience impression, I’m pleased its selling this well.

    On Billboard’s Christian National Christian Airplay its moved back up to #14 (it had dropped two spots last week when it was leap frogged by faster moving songs. The album Rise has moved up one spot on the Christian Album chart to #40.

    I think this all proves how important touring and radio play is to success. An award from one radio conglomerate didn’t seem to move Danny’s sales. But it is all part of getting your “brand” known?

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  7. I like to read twitter for mentions of Danny (also for some other entertainers, golfers, etc.). I don’t like reading tweets from or about fakes (trolls). 😦
    At least I know to look for the blue check for verified accounts. I think some people do not know this and get angry at a real person because of a troll.

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  8. I check twitter mentions to try to find out news on Danny 🙂

    I’d say the news has been scarse lately 😦

    Here’s the iTunes comparison of Danny’s TC sales. I think it interesting that Lauren’s #1 song on country is now selling about the same rate as Danny’s Top 20 song on Christian radio and Mandisa’s Top 10 song.

    432 Lauren Alaina Road Less Traveled
    459 Danny Gokey The Comeback
    501 Mandisa Unfinished

    I wonder if TC (or another song on RISE) has the potential to be the blockbuster that TYHTBA is for Danny? We aren’t seeing the organic sales of TC to the scale that TYHTBA seemed to have. I also think Danny needs to release a live performance video for TC. Maybe he did at the same time he taped If You Ain’t In It?

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  9. I’m kind of surprised Amin2 hasn’t dropped by…. I purposedly tried to lure her to our discussion page with that older picture of Danny and the dog on his lap

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  10. I’m beginning to wonder if Danny’s team might consider videos to itunes not worth the expense. They have not sent some there that I thought they would. They put them on youtube and move on.
    Also, I’m starting to think the itunes video sales might not bring in much money because the chart seems so sensitive. TYHTBA may not even be in the top 200 list. Then suddenly it’s at #5? Followed by a quick fall to #180 or so? What happens to make it go up or down so suddenly? No big event that I know.
    So maybe some church uses the video in a presentation, and a few of the people who see it go to itunes for it? Perhaps even seven sales might push it up?

    (Exception: A #1 video might bring in a lot of money. It could be #1 and have sold 10,000 more than the video in 2nd place. Or maybe 10 more?)

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  11. Sometimes I repeat rants I’ve made before–about stupid headlines, etc. Just saw this headline:
    “West Coat’s Heat Wave”

    Another gripe I have: The people who go on the Internet to complain about a dress code (school, mall, etc.). Then they post a demure picture of the “innocent” outfit.
    I’ve had to code students because of dress. I was required to do so if they violated the code. By the time they got to the office or security came for them (or by the time the parents saw them), blouses were often buttoned back up, pulled up, lowered, untied and tucked in (if they had been pulled up high and tied above midriff to look almost like a bikini top). Skirts might be pulled down to be longer and legs of shorts unrolled so cheeks were no longer hanging out.

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  12. Don’t mention Danny’s dog to me. All I remember is that when Danny was still doing country and a Milwaukee country radio station had an in-station Q&A event with Danny, the audience members were asking Danny about his dog, not his new music. Way to impress the radio station PD and DJs. NOT. Show that you are rabid fans who follow Danny closely enough to know about his dog, rather than country music listeners who listen to that radio station and happen to love Danny’s music.

    Not the dog’s fault — and I have no idea if it is even the same dog — but I don’t have good memories of Danny and dogs.

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  13. Yes, those fan events must have screamed “American Idol” rabid fans….. not the way to endear the country stations to him…

    With the Christian genre most of what would have been rapid fans are long gone (not all of them…) but Danny still identifies with Idol. Almost every show he asks who voted for him as part of his stage banter.

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  14. Well, the west “coast” is having a heat wave. Yesterday was very scary. Fire broke out very close to us. It started in a place where we drive to take our dogs for a walk. Luckily, the fire is moving away from us towards the desert, but still leaving us with destruction. The animals I feel so sad for. We have mountain goats in our lower elevation.

    A couple of weeks ago driving home we drove past a brown bear lying dead on the side of the road. We had just past a deer, and I was thinking that we hadn’t seen a bear in a while. My husband and I drove back to see the bear. It looked like it was sleeping. We’re not sure what happened. Poor thing.

    Doesn’t Danny have Butterball and ? They are both larger dogs. I don’t remember the dog from the post..

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  15. Danny and Leyicet do have Butterball and Sweet Pea. (Sometimes misspelled as Sweat Pea….) I believe they have a third smaller dog (Pomeranian?0 that belongs to her parents. I think Mr Wigglesworth decided that living with three dogs was too much and has gone on to live with another family member.

    I believe the above dog belongs to Keith Thomas. I’ve seen him/her sitting on other artists laps.

    The dog that I think Ellen might be referring to is Fozzy

    http://twitpic.com/42ftsp

    https://www.mjsbigblog.com/danny-gokey-performs-at-the-grand-ole-opry.htm

    Too cute not to awwwww… over. Fozzy now lives with Danny’s youngest sister 🙂

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  16. “Well, the west “coast” is having a heat wave.

    Cindy,
    The spelling in that headline has finally been corrected. They now have “coast’s” instead of “coat’s.”

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  17. I’m kind of surprised Amin2 hasn’t dropped by…. I purposedly tried to lure her to our discussion page with that older picture of Danny and the dog on his lap

    I did see that photo 🙂

    Cindy, sorry to hear about the close encounter with fire near your home.

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  18. Thank you, ADMIN2. We are having a heat wave, Lurker. 🙂 So hot in our mountains. We don’t have air conditioning. Not many do. Our power just came back on. The fire took down the lines. So, we’ll have our power on for a few hours, and then some other parts of the valley will have their power on. Could be for a couple of days. 😦 Back in the day we lived in a very quiet valley.. Now it seems like we always have something going on. Too many fires. Very sad for the animals. Better get some things done before the lights go out again.

    Wished our radio station would play a Danny Gokey song. 😉

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  19. … I’ve had to listen to the radio station to hear news about the fire today. No electricity to watch TV.

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  20. From the BMI press release:
    The invitation-only event featured special performances, including “Thy Will” by Emily Weisband and Bernie Herms, “Big Enough” by Joseph Habedank, “Fight For You” by Grayson & Reed and “I Am Not Alone” by Kari Jobe. The Song of the Year title went to “Good Good Father,”

    The Songwriter of the Year award went to Bernie Herms, who wrote “Christ In Me,” “Just Be Held,” “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” and “Thy Will.” –

    See more at: https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/2017-bmi-christian-awards#sthash.UXXl6kz2.dpuf

    I bet Bernie and the preachers didn’t mind that Danny took TYHTBA all the way to #1 ❤

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  21. I think Danny might receive a performer award since TYHTBA was honored by BMI as one of the top 25 songs played on Christian radio during the past year. But maybe only the writers do? I know he won for HIFOM, but he was a co-writer…
    (NOTE: Danny confirmed in his video that only songwriters get recognition st the BMI event. He seemed disappointed..)

    https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/2017-bmi-christian-awards#sthash.UXXl6kz2.dpuf

    Tell Your Heart to Beat Again Bernie Herms G650 Music Pure Note Music Songs of Universal, Inc.

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  22. Nice to see Danny is thinking about his next CD 🙂

    He told a fan on instagram that the follow up album should come next year..

    Of course release dates get delayes, but I like the idea if another album is in the planning stage 🙂

    Leyicet told him she wanted a romantic ballad dedicated to her this time.

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  23. BMI may only be for songwriters (?). It seemed to be it was based on sales data, but I may be mixing it up with another recognition.

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  24. Thank you, Ellen. Rolling blackouts again. Took some time to stop by while I can.

    I like the photo of Leyicet and Danny. I wonder what she had to improve on. They always look great!

    All the best..

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  25. Praying for you, Cindy3. These fires are so dangerous in so many ways, and they create very bad air pollution that is a real hazard to health. It’s just June and the summer has barely begun. Not sure when the fire season normally starts down there, but it feels like it keeps starting earlier and earlier.

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