Danny Gokey News & Discussion- December 2018

Danny Gokey performs at Zorn Arena Celebrate Christmas Tour

Its that most wonderful time of the year!

Its Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey Band performing on the Celebrate Christmas Tour!  For info on the tour, click HERE.  Two of the shows are sold out.

Danny Gokey Natalie Grant perform Zorn Arena Celebrate Christmas Tour

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Danny Gokey and backup singers perform at Zorn Arena - Celebrate Christmas Tour

Thanks to TroyWL for sharing his talents with us. We can’t wait to see the 2018 tour photos!

103 thoughts on “Danny Gokey News & Discussion- December 2018

  1. Merry Christmas to all!


    The concert broadcast was very well-done, I thought. Both Danny and Natalie came off well and had lots of highlight moments. The no-commercials/fundraising appeals was a plus.

    As usual some shallow comments. It was fun to watch the expressions on the pianist, and he had a tablet for his sheet music – times change, I guess.

    Natalie’s green jacket looked very comfortable, wish I had one lol. The black dress wasn’t as flattering to her on camera. I thought the black jacket worked better than the red one for Danny.

    Surprised still no DG band in the Christmas concert format, unless they just wanted a break. I do enjoy seeing the background singers on stage.

    I haven’t tried black snowflakes but some shades of blue or darker green might look that way I suppose depending on screen settings.

  2. I thought the broadcast was very well produced and the performances were great. I think the more shortened version of “Give Me Jesus” was the best I’ve ever heard/seen Danny perform. And they both sounded great all night. How hard it must be for most singers to go full out like they both did on this tour.

    I see the full program is now up at TBN on demand: (you might have to accept their terms or add an account to access it.)


    Admin, we are exact opposites on the styles Danny and Natalie wore… I liked Danny’s red jacket and Natalie’s lace dress. I thought her green velvet pantsuit looked a bit dated, although I liked her jewelry and hair.

  3. And how could all those kisses leave the factory with broken tips before they were wrapped in foil?!? I sometimes make peanut butter blossoms, but I switched to chocolate stars many years ago because I hate unwrapping all those kisses!

  4. It’s a mystery. I imagine an elf-sized hoard of kisses’ tips hiding away somewhere.

    Or more possibly, a manufacturing glitch of some type. Still, you’d think someone would notice however many thousands and thousands of broken-off tips scrap around the machinery!

    eta: for Lurker – I keep wanting to change that to “horde” but that would be an entirely different image. An elf army armed with chocolate kisses tips? I’m not sure what good they’d be as elf weaponry, but perhaps there would be some use I can’t fathom.

  5. On the concert, while Natalie’s style isn’t always my favorite (didn’t work for me as well on the up-tempo song), it was good to see her performing so well after the serious voice struggles she had a year or two back.

  6. I’ve grown to enjoy Natalie’s performances. The first time the two of them had a concert together (in Pewaukee, Will, where she mocked the Native American name of the village and made the cardinal sin of bad mouthing our GB Packers..) I didn’t enjoy her set. But I have warmed to her and appreciate her vocal abilities.

    At the Christmas concert in Oshkosh, many commented that she has an amazing ability and can’t believe how much stronger she came back from the surgery.

    I think Danny has grown from his association with her. He is broadening his range and is more professional on stage.

    However, when they appear together, he does not greet fans before or after the concert. On his own tour or at many other events, he signs after shows or his VIP includes a minute with a fan. He may be desiring to go her direction? He has met thousands of fans these last 9 yesrs.

  7. I like Natalie. She has an amazing voice and kind personality. However, I am not a fan of using vocal gymnastics. I like familiar songs to sound familiar. When a song ends, I enjoy feeling that the song was so pretty that it ended too quickly.
    Danny’s “Lift Up Your Eyes” was a highlight, I thought.

  8. The “blue” snowflakes look closer to blue-gray to me . . . (Except when they enter the gray comment box. Then they look like royal blue, almost a cobalt color.)

  9. “An elf army armed with chocolate kisses tips? I’m not sure what good they’d be as elf weaponry, but perhaps there would be some use I can’t fathom.”

    The use that comes to mind is the most obvious one — sustenance for the elf army!

  10. You have hit on something, Lurker. I think ending a don’t do the listeners want more should be goal

  11. “Lift Up Your Eyes” is about my favorite song from Danny. He sounded great, and looked very handsome.

    I thought Danny very gracious on his tour. He gave everyone a warm hello. Especially, since he was late for something. I hope that never changes.

    Natalie has a wonderful voice, but I too, enjoy original version of songs. I did enjoy all of Danny’s songs, and how they were performed. Like I mentioned before… I would love to see a “Danny Gokey Christmas and Family” TV special. 🙂

    Hershey Kisses… one of my favorite. 🙂

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Seasonings Greetings To All….

  12. Merry Christmas to you (and all), Cindy.

    I like the idea of “Seasonings Greetings” — very apropos 🙂

  13. I wish I was that clever, ADMIN2. I meant to say, “Season’s Greetings!” :/

    We’re suppose to get Christmas snow tomorrow morning. Cross your fingers. My grandson would be so excited. We’ve decorated Santa’s cookies, and are watching Christmas movies. Can’t wait to see his face tomorrow morning after Santa has come..

    To all my friends on this site… Have a wonderful day tomorrow. 🙂

  14. A happy Christmas Eve to all!

    We had two family celebrations already. My husband’s side on Saturday and our children/grandchildren over last night.

    We had a wonderful time at both.

    So much in a short two day period! Now I’m listening to Danny Christmas music after having a quiet Christmas Eve day.

    Yesterday, during the rush of getting ready, I kept reminding myself that our kids don’t care about how perfect the house was and whether I made all the traditions happen. And it worked!

    We had a cute moment when my “required” photo at the table was interrupted with the table top Christmas tree getting knocked over. Our little 6 week old grandson threw his arms up in surprise! And it was caught by the camera! We will always have that photo as a remembrance that perfection is boring and fun is what really happens.

    Best wishes to all in 2019!

  15. Merry Christmas, Everyone!

    And to those who don’t celebrate the holiday, I wish you a very peaceful day!

  16. Hi everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season….

    I’ve been wondering what to feature in the January 2019 Discussion post. I’d love to hear your suggestions.

  17. It was a magical Christmas..

    You always do such a nice job, Jan. For me, it would be fun to see a photo of Danny from his start, and a photo of him at the end of 2018. Even though, Danny hasn’t changed that much.. he’s come a long way from his American Idol days, to his own tour. 🙂

    That’s not the best suggestion. 🙁

  18. Purple snowflakes! Yay! Glad it’s snowing somewhere. We really haven’t had a winter yet at all.

  19. Cindy3 is on the right track, Jan. Maybe some sort of discussion/consideration of the three Danny eras — the Idol era, the country music era, and the Christian music era.

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