Danny Gokey News & Discussion- June 2019

Summer Music Festival Season!

Its June!  We consider that to be the start of the big, outdoor music event season!  Danny some on his schedule and then he wraps up the season by waiting for a fourth little Gokey to enter the world!

Will you catch him in Southbend, Phoenix, Gaylord, Rogersville, Oshkosh, Paso Robles, Darien Center, Duluth or Atlanta?  You can check Danny’s concert schedule HERE.

The Danny Gokey Band at Fishfest Sacramento by Borel Photo

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Danny Gokey with Eric Ramey at the Kingsfest

Photos by Jan, Borel Photography and Annette Holloway Photography

80 thoughts on “Danny Gokey News & Discussion- June 2019

  1. It’s good to see that Danny has moved up to headlining some of these festival dates on his calendar. He’s come a long way from the release of “Hope in Front of Me” when he reportedly couldn’t book a show/tour! #GoDannyGo!!

    Danny Gokey headlines first night of Big Ticket

  2. Very happy for Danny’s career. Hope he does well at the K-Love Awards.

  3. Thank you for posting Danny’s video win, Jan! Very happy for Danny!! I loved his acceptance speech. Everyone standing for Danny, his beautiful daughter, Kathie Lee.. everything. It was a special moment for this fan. 🙂

    Also… Danny’s hair is growing on me. I like the new look. 🙂

    Congratulations to all the winners!

  4. You are welcome, Cindy. If I find video of his performance, I will add it, too.

    I did notice he forgot to thank the fans for voting 😉

  5. Ellen,
    You write very well. I was reading your post at MJ’s about Danny winning at K-Love. I enjoy your smooth, flowing style. It is easy to read and understand.

  6. I never go over to MJ’s. Appreciative of Ellen, and all of you that do. Hopefully, there is more positive than negative, now.

    Nice to see you post, Lurker. 🙂

  7. Thank you, Lurker. If I’m posting about Danny on that site, I try to be measured and low-key. Understatement is the name of the game. Most of the time I can post something positive without getting too much blowback. He is still disliked with an intensity I can’t fathom.* But I also think some there appreciate the fact that Danny is an Idol success story, especially since his success came in the CCM genre, the box into which they always wanted to place him.

    *Many there have demonized Danny and have this negative image stuck in their minds, but if they went back and rewatched season 8, I think some would find it was much ado about nothing, especially in light of other “stories” Idol has tried to oversell over the years.

  8. Cindy3, on the whole, yes, there is more positive than negative. But I also try not to rattle the cage of the tiger too much.

  9. I would think that Mandisa has more Top 20 hits, but this is what I’ve just read:

    Danny Gokey’s “Haven’t Seen It Yet” is at No. 3 on the Christian AC chart. He still has a shot at his third No. 1 hit. His No. 1 Christian airplay hits to date are “Hope in Front of Me,” “Rise” and “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.” He now has 10 top 20 hits on the Christian charts going back to 2014. He is now the most successful Christian artist who appeared in the top 10 of “American Idol.”


    We know that Lauren Daigle is the most successful, but she wasn’t in the top 10 on Idol. PS. I think that Colton has struggled to get radio play recently.

  10. I tend to be skeptical about that claim (10 top 20 hits), Jan. They must be including Christmas songs, because I don’t think Danny has released 10 CCM songs. There are many ways to define “most successful.” I think it is enough to recognize that Danny is successful, without worrying about the “most.”

  11. I agree that these rankings are very subjective, just like Danny barely makes the Top 34 in this ranking (and where did they get that $600,000 from?)


    As far as Top 10 Christian Songs,

    Hope in Front of Me
    More Than You Think I Am
    Tell Your Heart to Beat Again

    The Comeback
    If You Aint In It

    Haven’t Seen it Yet

    Lift Up Your Eyes
    Mary Did You Know

    The last two songs were released to Christian radio, so I think they count, Ellen 🙂

  12. Is anyone surprised how excited I am for the news that Danny INTENDS to release a new Christmas Album to support the Celebrate Christmas tour?

    He even read my comment on the Facebook Live comment

    (Danny, please don’t break my <3 by missing the album deadline) and saying he wasn’t going to miss the deadline… (fingers crossed)

  13. What a good performance! All set to record.

    Another ADORABLE video from Leyicet, with Daniel and Victoria.

    Danny, Daniel, and Victoria, are on an Alaskan cruise. How exciting! It will be beautiful!!

  14. Did anybody else watch Danny on TBN tonight? His performance sounded good.

  15. Yes. I thought Danny’s performance was great! I was sorry that the same post of Danny accepting his award wasn’t televised. Kathy Lee Gifford sure is a fan of Danny’s. She has a beautiful voice.

  16. Hi everyone, just catching up after being away on a trip for a couple of weeks. Nice to see the new K-Love Award!

    I was able to view the award presentation and the performance including Kathie Lee’s intro to both on the TBN site.


    Danny’s award comes on about 10 minutes in, and then he’s back later being introduced by Kathie Lee just before the 1-hour mark.

    Congrats to Jan on the planned new Christmas project. I wonder if it may include Feliz Navidad or some other Spanish language song this time, that would be fun.

  17. This interview (*) is interesting where they talk about the tv show project. Last time I recall it coming up, Danny made some comment about it being in development or having discussions.

    This time he says they will be recording the entire “season” and it’s now in pre-production. So perhaps he has a deal for it?

    Random idea but I wonder if Kathie Lee could be connected as a co-producer or something to push it over the edge for approval with a television or online platform.

  18. Welcome, back Admin2!! I hope your trip was fabulous!

    I think you know how excited I was when Danny announced a new DG Christmas album……

  19. “I wonder if Kathie Lee could be connected as a co-producer or something to push it over the edge for approval with a television or online platform.’

    When Danny and Kathie Lee were together at the Klove awards, she said something about looking forward to September with him….. so I asked about it on the Facebook Live event. Danny was very censored in his response. If they didn’t have anything planned, I’m pretty sure he would have said it., instead he plugged one of her videos. There’s something happening, and she’s been very successful in getting Christian projects launched. Especially since she oozed, “my good friend, Danny Gokey”

  20. Good news that one of the charts is hitting #1.

    Also I’d forgotten to mention in the K-Love broadcast, I liked that they had the background vocalists and included some of the vocal work that was featured in the acoustic video.

    I see someone asked Danny about the backing singers, and he answered:

    They’re awesome vocalists: two of them sing with Mandisa, Andrew Thompson & Janine Jones and the other two are Bethany Cruz & Ileia Sharee

    The gentleman reminded me of Mandisa’s singer but I wasn’t sure it was the same person. Bethany is the one who was also featured in the recorded track of HSIY.

  21. From previously, these were the background singers in the acoustic video. Looks like Bethany Cruz is the only repeat.

    I was right on Bethany, she put an item on her instagram as did the other two background vocalists Terrell Hunt and Sharlisa Brooks.

  22. Someone on twitter mentioned Danny doing an event at “Carowinds” which I don’t see yet on our calendar.

    Danny is listed as appearing with several other artists for Christian Music Day. “Carowinds is located off I-77 SC Exit #90 at the North Carolina/South Carolina border.”


  23. Hi Admin,

    I knew about the Carowinds event… but sometimes I’m lazy and I wait to see if itickets etc list it so I can share it to our calendar. 🙂

    But I added it today. No sign of it on other sites, yet.

  24. Hi Admin,

    I knew about the Carowinds event

    That’s why I was not so bold as to say the event was unknown. Just that it was not listed.

    Jan usually knows 🙂

  25. from that other site on Mediabase chart. so close!!

    Danny Gokey:
    “Haven’t Seen It Yet”: ^2 CAC (3)

  26. Yes! It is on the move again. (Last week it was “resting”)

    This week’s Billboard charts that I’ve accessed still show it the same as last week, but it must be getting closer, and closer.

    Christian Airplay Danny Gokey Haven’t Seen It Yet 2019-06-22
    (2019-06-22) 2 (2) 21 Sparrow
    Christian Digital Song Sales Danny Gokey Haven’t Seen It Yet 2019-06-22
    (2019-05-25) 5 (5) 22 Sparrow
    Christian AC Songs Danny Gokey Haven’t Seen It Yet 2019-06-22
    (2019-05-25) 3 (3) 19 Sparrow

    On itunes: 220 Danny Gokey Haven’t Seen It Yet

  27. Is the top song showing any signs of going wobbly on the two charts?

    Danny must have a fistful of the BMI awards by now. It was a nice surprise for me to see that The Comeback qualified.

  28. Hey Admin2, the For King and Country song has been declining, but its sat on top of the chart so high, and so long (10 weeks at #1), it is a slow sink. “God Only Knows” is a very good song.

    Hopefully in the next week or two?

  29. Congratulations, Danny!! Comeback was one of my favorite songs from his last album. 🙂

  30. When I went to the Fish Fest back in 2014 or 2015 (time flies and I can’t remember when it was — just remember we were sandwiched between two wildfires and the air quality was horrible), there were about six or seven acts performing. Danny was second from last, and King and Country were in the middle of the pack. Of all the acts, King and Country stood out to me. Not only was their music good, but they had that certain je ne sais quoi. They were engaging, had charisma and performance skills, and were able to connect with the audience.. But 10 weeks at #1? Talk about a monster hit! I hope Danny does as well some day.

  31. on the Mediabase CAC chart, Danny’s HSIY has the highest Audience Impression. This bodes well for next week on the Billboard charts if it doesn’t start rolling back!

    1 1 FOR KING & COUNTRY God Only Knows 2260 2301 -41 13.558
    3 2 Up this week DANNY GOKEY Haven’t Seen It Yet 2174 2143 31 13.577

  32. Last week, on social media, Capital CMG was showing one of their staff members writing thank you notes to radio stations for putting HSIY in heavy rotation. 🙂

  33. Sounds like we’re on radio watch then. It would be great to see a #1 on the major charts with the debut song from the new album, and first album with Capital.

  34. Nice jump in spins today — AND- impressive AI

    lw TW Artist Title TW lw Move Aud
    1 1 FOR KING & COUNTRY God Only Knows 2240 2275 -35 13.493
    3 2 DANNY GOKEY Haven’t Seen It Yet 2216 2130 86 13.787
    2 3 I AM THEY Scars 2167 2156 11 12.77

    Only 24 spins between 4K&C and Danny. This bodes very well for Billboard. Mediabase seems to count the spins for conglomerates like Klove, Air1 and WayFM more conservatively.

  35. @dannygokeynewz: Congratulations to @dannygokey on his newest #1 song! #HaventSeenItYet tops the @allaccess Mediabase CAC song chart this morning!!!

  36. Danny I had tickets to Plymouth MA concert and found out yesterday its been cancelled, what’s happening, will I get reimbursed for the 153.00 I lost?, I really wanted to see this concert, 😦
    Thank You
    Peter DePalo

  37. Hi Peter, we are not Danny… We are people that run this fan website. However, I have seen fans asking for help to get a refund for this weekend’s cancelled shows. Have you reached out to the promoter? If you paid by credit card, if you don’t get a satisfactory response/refund, your credit card company can pursue the dispute.

  38. My experience has been that if a show is cancelled, the promoter usually either reschedules the show or offers a refund. I know nothing about this show, but hopefully the promoter will let ticket purchasers know ASAP how it intends to handle the cancellation.

    I wasn’t paying attention, so I know nothing about the show. Was it one of those multi-artist shows?

  39. Lighthouse events did the tickets for this event, every time I try to contact them, it says this account has been suspended, I can not access any information on them, I guess I will have to see a concert another time, but there isn’t much scheduled for New England

  40. That doesn’t sound right, Peter. If you paid by credit card, I’d contact your credit card company and get them involved.

    I googled Lighthouse Events and it looks like they are in trouble. Came up with this article published on the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s website, indicating that the concert promoter is being charged with defrauding investors:


    And this article in Billboard Magazine:


    And here is a link to the Better Business Bureau, which apparently is taking complaints:


    Contact your credit card company right away, Peter! It looks likely that there have been or will be problems with any of the concerts arranged through Lighthouse. Thanks for the heads-up and letting us know!

  41. Jan, I just posted a long comment with multiple links. Can you find it? It had three links, one to the SEC, another to a Billboard article, and a third to the Better Business Bureau, which is taking complaints. Lighthouse is in trouble with the SEC for defrauding investors. Maybe I had too many links in one post?

  42. We have heard that Lighthouse Events has been slow to respond, but they are running the RiverRock Music Festival. Here is their contact form: https://riverrockfestival.com/contact/

    But I would still contact your credit card company to let them know you are requesting a credit from the cancelled event.

  43. Very good news on the Billboard chart news. TWO more #1s (don’t know if AC Indicator has a 3rd week…)

    Christian Airplay Danny Gokey Haven’t Seen It Yet 2019-06-29
    (2019-06-29) 1 (1) 22 Sparrow

    Christian Digital Song Sales Danny Gokey Haven’t Seen It Yet 2019-06-29
    (2019-05-25) 7 (5) 23 Sparrow

    Christian AC Songs Danny Gokey Haven’t Seen It Yet 2019-06-29
    (2019-06-29) 1 (1) 20 Sparrow

  44. Here is the link to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s website, indicating that the SEC has charged the head of Lighthouse with defrauding investors:


  45. Ellen, please check your email. I found it in the unapproved comments. Jan

  46. I don’t have anything in my email from you or the site, Jan.

  47. Thanks for the heads-up, Peter. I would recommend contacting your credit-card company right away, then maybe follow up with the Better Business Bureau. Because the company is in trouble, I would expect that all the Lighthouse-related tour events may have issues.

  48. On a different note, I saw this tweet from country artist Chris Young (Danny’s former label mate), and am quoting it here because it is a good philosophy for any artist:

    “So many people ask why I say thank you so much… I love my music… no one else has to… so THANK YOU for loving it!”

    Here is the link:


  49. Hi Ellen, I just meant that your comment was stuck and needed approval. So either you misspelled something in your email (or user name) or perhaps the fact that you included three links put you in comment purgatory so that I had to release it?

  50. With all the complaints on the Lighthouse Events, I really wonder if the artists (and vendors) will get paid if they proceed with the River Rock Music Festival in ME? Or will the event also get cancelled.

  51. Thanks for releasing my original post from jail, Jan. Sorry about the duplicate postings. I’m pretty sure it was the three links in the same post that caused the problem, because I don’t need to re-enter my email or user name, provided I use the same browser.

  52. Well, I screwed up royally on that other site. Guess I don’t pay enough attention to the different charts. Thanks for saving my bacon, Jan!

  53. Ellen, I just took it as a general congratulations to Danny (His CCM radio successes) but some folks expect more precision, I guess 😉

    Clearly I follow it too closely….

  54. Hi Everyone,

    I found a very nice article about Leyicet. I’m not sure if it was already posted.
    I like what the article had to say about Danny.

    .. Leyicet Gokey: The Latina Behind One of the Most Beloved Christian Artists

  55. Danny’s posted that he will be on TBN this weekend in a show hosted by Mike Huckabee.

    TUNE IN ALERT: Got to hang out, sing & have some fun with @GovMikeHuckabee this week!Our segment airs Saturday (6/29) & again Sunday (6/30) on @TBN at 8/7c. Check local listings for channel info. Check it out! @HuckabeeOnTBN

    According to the TBN twitter, another guest is Tara Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle (American Sniper).

    Can I say (yes, I have a one-track mind) that I like seeing that there are background singers in Danny’s live segment? It looks like one of them is the singer who’s on the recorded track of HSIY and was featured in the acoustic video and K-Love performance.

  56. That’s interesting that Danny is charting on a “songwriter’s” chart.

    Lots of good things going on in his career at the moment.

    Did anyone catch the TBN broadcast?

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