Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion – 7/17- 7/30/17

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Just a few of the photos from WGTS‘ Tysons Corner Center concert

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Danny Gokey with WGTS FM Radio

23 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion – 7/17- 7/30/17

  1. In the hope of jump-starting a conversation, I am cutting & pasting my last comment from the last thread:

    Just watched the Crossroads video of HIFOM. As a bonus, there was a similar video of MTYTIA.

    In both videos, Danny had that soft, sweet look in his eyes. Having followed Danny pretty closely during his post-Idol career, like most people, there are a number of different facets to his personality. There is that sweet, idealistic side. During the country era, there were times when Danny channeled his inner Adam (at Summerfest, during an event on one of the cruises, etc.) Danny snarkily teases his wife Leyicet (who can dish it back better than Danny can serve it up). And Danny’s fun-loving side, which transcends whatever genre he’s singing in (i.e., Christian as well as country as well as R&B/disco/blue-eyed soul, etc.).
    For all the encounters I’ve had with Danny, I would never profess to “know” him. Know some aspects of him, maybe. But he (like most of us) is a complex human being. I just don’t get those who like to label Danny, one way or the other.

    So, that is kind of a weird, contemplative post, but that is how the video struck me.


  2. And I’m also cutting & pasting Jan’s response, with which I concur wholeheartedly . . .

    Hi Ellen, I like that video, too. And I am pretty sure it is a lot older than April 2016– Danny still has braces on his teeth, LOL.

    I can relate to your comment of, “I would never profess to “know” him. Especially when it comes to public figures, like Danny.

    I have worked closely with Danny in a variety of different ways…. and I do think there’s some mutual friendship and warmth. However, do I consider him my friend? Yes, in a way…. but in the conventional sense, he is not.

    I’ve seen some call him their best friend and it always makes me sad. For them. How they can bestow this honor on someone in his line of work? Someone that they can’t call to talk about issues and problems they are working through? Or to celebrate with? I need people in my everyday life as my closest friends.

    I have worked for one of our family’s best friends. Our families go back together over 30 years. Through raising our children — practically — together. And I’d have to say that seeing this person in a business setting has shown me a side I never expected. People are complex.

    Danny’s ability to relate to his fans is a gift. I can’t imagine the juggling act he has to maintain to share but not to let it drain too much from him.


  3. TC has moved up to #17 with the updated weekly chart on Mediabase. It certainly has hit a slow grow period. I think it will keep moving up, but I really enjoyed the fast growing phase more….

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  4. Hi ELLEN.It is easier to label someone sepecially public figures and decide if you like or dislike them.It doesnt bothers me much if not in a hatred way.Like if someone labels Danny as a nerd cause he wears glasses.I certainly wouldnt agree but I dont think I will be upset.However it bugs me when someone constantly pose hatred comments about him or whoever else on sites like MJs based on whatever they think they know about him.

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  5. JAN.It sure will be great if TC pick up speed a little bit.But having a song played on radio stations as much as TC during this between albums period.I dont think neither Danny or his team will be upset.


  6. I agree, Mr Bing. The spins are good. If it takes longer it probably means longer exposure… and if the station is like mine, the reason they are probably not starting TC is because Rise us/was their most popular song and the listeners aren’t ready to move on? Even thought I love watching a song zoom up a chart, this is all good 🙂


  7. Hi Mr. Bing! I agree. For example, that one reviewer called Danny’s dancing “corny.” I didn’t take offense. Everyone has a different view. But the outright hate, that is a different matter.

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  8. I’m hoping “The Comeback” will start climbing the charts again for a different reason — I’m waiting for it to peak so that we can get to single #3. TC isn’t a bad song, but I worry that it neither has the religious nor inspirational content necessary to grab listeners, or maybe the music doesn’t fit with others songs played or what listeners might expect. I just have reservations, but I would love to see the song shoot up the charts regardless.


  9. Yes, he is.

    I am impressed by musicians. I don’t know how that drummet cam move his feet and hands so independent of each other…


  10. It was occurring to me this morning driving to my office, perhaps there is some thought to let TC have an extended run to peak in conjunction with the Mandisa tour. And then go with a holiday-oriented single or something else new?

    The clock is running for the 2017 charts, I guess.

    I heard More Than You Think I Am this morning, and TYHTBA this evening on WGTS, the D.C. station that sponsored the concert earlier this month.

    No TC – since they have Danny in regular rotation with multiple songs apparently (in addition to MTYTIA and TYHTBA today, have heard HIFOM and RISE each twice in the short number of days I’ve been listening on my 20 minute commutes), I’m thinking they are just waiting to add TC at a later point.


  11. ” perhaps there is some thought to let TC have an extended run to peak in conjunction with the Mandisa tour. ”

    Possibly. The tour name has RISE in it, so music from that album appears to be what they will be performing.


  12. From MJs, I’ll check the other charts tonight 🙂

    Danny Gokey:
    “Hope in Front of Me”: Christian 49 (RE)
    “Rise” [Album]: Independent 36 (RE); Christian 25 (45)
    “Comeback”: Christian Airplay 12 (12); Christian Songs 14 (14); CAC 16 (19)


  13. Nice spin increase on the Christian Airplay chart:

    12 14 DANNY GOKEY The Comeback 2155 +101 6.171 (12th week on the chart)

    Moved up to #16 from #19 on Christian AC (10th week on the chart)

    Stays at #11 on AC Indicator Chart. Remains at #8 on Hot AC chart.


  14. Two new monitored stations have just started playing TC:

    Station Market Format TW lw Move ovn am mid pm eve Aud
    WBDX-FM Chattanooga Christian AC 13 13 4 1 4 2 2 0.008
    KKFS-FM Sacramento Christian AC 7 7 2 2 3 0.008

    How’s things in your area?

    It’s been stormy, wet and really humid…. and I’m heading to Chicago for a ladies weekend. Admin2, do you remember how hot it was when Erika came to visit and we tried to show her Chicago? Well, it’s not going to be THAT hot, but….


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