Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 12/04 -12/17/17

Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant Celebrate ChristmasThe Celebrate Christmas Tour

I feel very fortunate that we could attend the Celebrate Christmas Tour for a second year in a row.  Wisconsinites are very lucky that Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant returned to Green Bay, Wisconsin this year (and added Kenosha) for their second annual Christmas tour. If you can’t attend this limited run show, we will do our best to share!  I will be posting more photos and short videos from the show.  Stay tuned!

Danny Gokey performs in Green Bay

Much of the set list is the same – with favorites like “Mary Did You Know”, “Give Me Jesus”, and “Christmas is Here”.  This year Danny added his singles “The Comeback” and “Lift Up Your Eyes”.  And they did a medley that included, “Christmas Time is Here”.  Do you remember that song from the Charlie Brown Christmas special?

Danny and Natalie opened and closed the show together. The opening and closing song of the concert is “O Come Let Us Adore Him”.  (Video below!) They returned for an encore with their very beautiful version of the “The Prayer”.  Stay tuned for the new videos and lots of photos!

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Danny and Natalie

75 thoughts on “Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 12/04 -12/17/17

  1. That’s an interesting choice as a single cover ~

    Maybe they did a new cut of Masterpiece for radio? Though doesn’t seem it would be shorter than the original. Idk.


  2. I’m not a fan of the approach in that last radio interview to have the interviewer and interviewee competing with random electronic music track behind them. Weird.


  3. I could understand a soft playing of the artist song in the background (to remind casual listeners of who the interviewee is?) but agree, background music isn’t needed or wanted.

    I wish I could have removed the bus noise out of the little video of Danny and Santa, but I’m not that talented. And when it came to video location, it was DARK out in that parking lot and I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to see OR hear Danny….


  4. Two tracks? One in English and one Spanish, maybe? Or two songs? I wonder if they both have to come from the same album.


  5. I hadn’t thought of the idea of a Spanish version….

    My guess is that it is an acoustic version from this performance:


    Although, I did painstakingly go through all the rest of the songs on the RISE album to see which ones have been entered into the mediabase song tracking system. Chasing, If You Ain’t In It, What Love Can Do and Masterpiece are in. The other songs are not (if I coded them right….)


  6. “I did painstakingly go through all the rest of the songs on the RISE album to see which ones” on itunes added to the time length of 8:28. “Masterpiece” was 4:14. The next longest was “What Love Can Do.” The two together were a few seconds short of 8:28.

    What I did was not a long, difficult task like the one Jan wrote about. 😉 If I did it correctly, it probably would be. My times might be wrong, but I don’t want to recheck. Radio songs may not be the same length as itunes songs. I don’t want to do the research to find out if they are.

    I used to proofread and aim for perfection. Not anymore. Now I settle for half done. 🙂


  7. You spend a lot of time on many tasks. They look extremely time-consuming to me. I would not want to do what you do. Too much work!
    The Billboard charts you did look very organized. 🙂


  8. Thanks, Lurker. The Billboard charts post did take a bit of time. Most of the other kind of posts I can turn around relatively quickly.

    Then there is deciding what a photo to lead with, whether to let the social media posts go automatically or to modify the tweet, etc. Whether to post videos dirctly at DGNews or to Facebook or YouTube…

    Our YouTube video of The Prayer from 2016 is our most watched video. I have a new video of it from 2017 that I will be posting between Christmas and New Years. Also “Christmas Time is Here” that may go up shortly. Also, trying to decide what to post on the new discussion post….

    I let most of these ideas roll around my head until I think I have a good content idea. Then I release them 🙂

    I use to be more in a rush to post as much as possible. Not so much anymore. But I do try to keep the content changed 2 to 4 times a week on Facebook.

    This has been a good training program for me. And it supports Danny’s careers and his great fans. A win, win.


  9. That’s a LOT of views. You’d think that a simple, but interesting photo with the lyrics would be a good move by Danny’s team for all of his songs. This video is likely contributing to Danny’s streaming numbers — why TYHTBA is the only of his song that made the streaming Billboard chart for Christian songs? I’d also imagine that Lauren Daigle does very well on streaming of her songs.


  10. Thank you Jan for all the hours and hard work. If not for this site many Danny fans would have no where to go. Thank you too, ADMIN2. I’ve been coming to Danny’s fan page since 2009. Wow! Where did the time go? I enjoy reading everyone’s comments, and all the nice people here. 🙂

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