Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- Febr & March 2020

New Single “Wanted” is Moving UP!

Danny Gokey’s second single from his latest album, “Haven’t Seen It Yet” moves up to #22 on the Billboard National Christian Airplay chart/  Its also nearly top 30 on the Mediabase CAC chart.  Good to see it climbing after the holiday break.

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I like hearing the story on how songs are written – does anyone remember when Danny was part of a live production of “The Shack”?  Shallow comment: this video of Danny in this shaved hairstyle really is kind of shock all over again 😉

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  1. Love this song and literally every song on this album!! Praying it goes straight to the top!! gokeygroupie

  2. Hi everyone, just checking in.

    Sorry that Danny did not win either of his GRAMMY nominations but it really is a major career honor to be nominated. Perhaps a future year will be his time.

    Did anyone see the article with Kathie Lee Gifford talking about writing an “oratorio” to feature Danny? I’m not sure how to envision that, but interesting idea.

  3. Hi, ANGELSNELL, and ADMIN2.

    I was wondering if anyone went on the K-Love Cruise? Hope it was a good time for all.

    Hope everyone is well. Already February, 2020. Time seems to go faster and faster..

  4. Well, I guess Punxsutawney Phil is predicting an early spring. Dang! I need some COLD!

  5. I was not on the K-Love cruise, Cindy3. Instead, I did a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands with a childhood friend and her husband.

  6. A cruise around the Hawaiian Islands sounds wonderful! That is something I would definitley love to do. Ellen, do you have any pointers on selecting the cruise?

    I have not been inclined to go on a Christian music cruise. I do enjoy cruisin’. My favorite was the one with my daughter to Bermuda, but the Sophia’s Heart Cruises will always have a special place in my heart!

    Danny’s “Wanted” is finally picking up some steam. Its been a slow climb. I wonder if it was the song or if the label was making it wait in the queue for some of its other artists? HSIY is still getting lots of spins, so that might also be a factor.

  7. Here is the Mediabase CAC info:

    20 25 PAT BARRETT Better 471 527 -56 4.447
    29 26 Up this week PHIL WICKHAM Great Things 422 340 82 1.429
    26 27 SKILLET Anchor 405 437 -32 1.458
    30 28 Up this week CHRIS MCCLARNEY I’m Listening f/Hollyn 344 322 22 1.899
    31 29 Up this week DANNY GOKEY Wanted 327 274 53 1.686

  8. Hi! I’ve spent a little time trying to clean up and update the calendar of events. The summer festival schedule is rolling out. Still waiting for a hometown show….

  9. I watched most of it, lots o’ Motown 🙂 I enjoyed the two duets especially, who is the first female singer who came out? And Jasmine Murray.

    Danny should think about a duets album sometime with female artists who are well matched to his voice. I was a little confused with the Kari Jobe pairing on the Christmas CD, though it was well-done.

    I’m a little out of date on news, but I see there’s a new tour coming. With a different format? Is there another artist accompanying Danny? From the brief blurbs I’ve seen on it, it sounds like maybe an acoustic show but wasn’t sure.

  10. I agree, ADMIN2.

    I enjoy Danny’s concerts, but would love to see a concert like the one he performed on the cruise. 🙂

  11. Nice opportunity for TN fans

    TN – Danny Gokey with Javen, Host
    by TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network)
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    Date And Time
    Wed, February 19, 2020

    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

    Huckabee Theater

    1 Music Village Blvd

    Hendersonville, TN 37075

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    Event description
    Join TBN Nashville’s studio audience as DANNY GOKEY joins JAVEN on Praise. In addition to amazing music, we will discuss praise & worship and God’s restoring power.

    Don’t miss your opportunity to take part! The Huckabee Theater is located on the grounds of Trinity Music City, in Hendersonville, TN.

    Seating is free, but reservations are needed to attend this program. You’re welcome to reserve seats for family and friends; however due to limited seating and age

  12. This second single is not flying up the chart like HSIY did. I’m wondering if it is the song or if its being paced more slowly?

    Only 19 monitored stations (out of 54) are currently playing it on Mediabase CAC chart.

  13. Praying for the people of China who are dealing with the new coronavirus. Also concerned about about Mr. Bing, Lulu, and the other Chinese Danny fans from way back.

  14. I have heard Danny tell his story many times.

    Watching him tell his story on, I Am Second, was heartbreaking, emotional and inspiring, even more this time..

  15. Thank you for thinking of us,Ellen and Cindy.Things are getting better,hopefully it will go back to normal very soon.

  16. Oh, I am so glad you posted, Mr. Bing! I’ve been worried about you and your family. I don’t remember the region where you live, so wasn’t sure if it was affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus, or how badly. Chinese scientists are doing a great job in identifying and studying the virus. Last I heard, there are multiple routes for transmission, and, disturbingly, the timing of testing matters, depending on the type of test used. There could be false negatives. But on the bright side, the incubation period may be much less than 14 days.

    I wish you and your family the best of health, Mr. Bing!

  17. Did you attend the concert, Jan? How exciting for Danny, and his number one fan. 🙂

    I thought Danny sounded great! What an honor.

    Very glad to hear you are doing well, MRBING. 🙂

  18. Hi Cindy, I was able to take a short trip to NYC with a dear friend to see some Broadway Shows, Central Park, the Vessel, the High Line AND Danny at Carnegie Hall. It was a great trip.

    Very happy for Danny that he had this opportunity. It is a beautiful performance venue. As a fan, it was amazing to see where his talent is taking him.

    But, I don’t consider myself his number one fan. I have met a lot of dedicated DG fans qualified for that title! 😊 There were even a few standing by the stage after the show asking Danny to come out to see them.

  19. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Did Danny know you were there?

    “As a fan, it was amazing to see where his talent is taking him.”
    I agree.

    I think Danny has many “number one fans.” 🙂

  20. Cindy, we did have a great time. I really wanted to visit my NY area friends and this was just the added little boost to get out there.

    Danny (and Leyicet) did know we were there. 😊

  21. So glad you got to go to see Danny at Carnegie Hall in NYC. How is tonicny? I’m sure you had a blast. Brings back fond memories of when Danny fans from different areas would join together to attend a concert.

  22. We did have a really nice time. Tonicny is well. We have both been through the loss of our moms and dealing with aging husbands (we aren’t aging, don’t you know 😂😉). Nice to have a partner that likes to walk, but have a quiet time in between bouts of high activity. We cram a lot of sites into a few days. In addition to Carnegie we saw two Broadway shows

  23. Sounds like a memorable trip, Jan.

    I bet Danny and Leyicet were happy to see you both, and all their fans.

    Thank you for posting about your visit. 🙂

  24. I wasn’t able to see Danny when he was out my way.

    It doesn’t look like he’s coming back out west for a while. Everyone will have to post about the tour. 🙂

  25. I just read this Jan. Congratulations to Danny!

    Congrats to Danny Gokey ! It’s so good to see recognition from the fans and New Release Today in their 2nd annual “We Love” awards. Danny received Song of the Year with “Haven’t Seen it Yet,” Male Artist of the Year, and PopLITE

  26. Hi Cindy. Of course I’m pleased that Danny is returning to his home state. My sister said to me when she saw his tour schedule, “how do they do so many dates? What kind of life is this?”

    I’m sure Leyicet and Danny wonder about that, to. But he does love to perform and his career is doing so well.

    I just checked on “Wanted” on Mediabase. Its gone up 86 spins, but there still are only 18 monitored stations playing it. This is one of his slowest song climbs in awhile. I think “If You Ain’t In It” (which was a fourth single off of Rise) was faster than this. Not sure if it just isn’t getting great airplay surveys or is the label keeping it at a slow simmer?

  27. Has anyone heard whether Danny has checked in after the devastating tornado in Nashville last night? So far I’ve heard that Kris Allen, David Cook, and David A. are okay.

  28. Danny just posted to Instagram. #NashvilleStrong

    He and Leyicet live south of Nashville. Hopefully the storm damage was minimal by them. However, I couldn’t help but think about the old Sophia’s Heart neighborhood when I saw the damage to East Nashville. I got to know that area pretty well with my work for SHF.

  29. There are instances of community-spread COVID-19 novel coronavirus infections here on the West Coast, yet no one in my area or workplace are talking about it. I feel like I am living in The Twilight Zone. I worry about artists like Danny, who travel widely on tours and come in contact with a significant number of people. I hope they stay safe!

  30. Ellen, I think the most affected people will be those with compromised respiratory systems – so the elderly and those with chronic health issues. Those are the ones I am most concerned. I think any place where people gather, such as concerts, churchs, schools, public transportation are also at higher risk. Hand shaking may finally fall out of acceptance in the USA.

    This is shaping up to be a very turbulent year. Hopefully scientists and health care professionals will be allowed to lead in the fight against COVID-19 transmission.

  31. Very sad about the tornado, and all the suffering. Glad Danny and family are okay. How scary.

    Yes, we have many infected in SoCal. Was surprised to visit doctor’s yesterday, and only saw one mask. Want to visit grandson in Colorado, but may drive the 16 hours instead. I know they say flights are safe, but…
    I’m at the age to side on caution.

    My daughter is always wiping down her desk at work with a disinfectant. She would be teased… not anymore. 🙁

    Wishing “good health” for all.

  32. Jan, based on data so far, those with lung and respiratory issues are most likely to get seriously ill with COVID-19, followed by those with hypertension and cardiac issues, then diabetes, then cancer. So those with “chronic health issues” actually comprises a large group. That group probably overlaps significantly, but not completely, with the elderly.

    I know of people who are delaying buying tickets to Danny’s concerts to see how things shake out, especially those who are older or otherwise vulnerable. Danny’s been touring pretty well nonstop, so hopefully he has a cushion built up. I don’t know how his tour will fare. I think we’ll have a better idea in a few weeks.

    I asked my supervisor what my workplace was doing to prepare. The next day, an agency-wide email was sent out. (I assume they’d been working on it but hadn’t said anything.) They invited questions from staff, and had a conference call with workplace leaders. I assume we will hear results sometime this week. I hope the response includes cross-training so we can do each others’ jobs if people are sick or have to self-quarantine.

  33. So many cancellations or postponements rolling out over these last few days (NBA season, closing classrooms, etc). And this:


  34. Hi Cindy and Ellen,

    I am sorry I fell down on creating a new montly discussion post…. can you believe I was so busy with my personal life I forgot to put up a March post? The news of the stock market dive and the COVID-19 pandemic has also distracted me.

    I did get confirmation from Danny’s team that the states of CT and NY shut down the concerts scheduled for this weekend.

    I had two trips this late winter, NYC and FL. I enjoyed them, but I am happy to be back home and on our little isolated farmette. The flights I took were very full. I knew I was taking a risk going to FL this last week, but it was a long awaited trip for my daughter, grandson and I. I’m glad we chose very small airports and spent most of our time outside on our trip.

    Please check in now and then to let us know how your community is doing…. and I’ll still share some Danny news when I gather it.


    PS. Our major university suspended all in class instruction. Most of the outlying campuses are doing the same. The Jason Aldean, Cher and other large concerts scheduled for my city have been postponed. I am suppose to attend the musical “Wicked” on Saturday…. so far it is still scheduled to proceed.

  35. Hi,

    I was wondering if some of Danny’s shows would be postponed.

    My husband stopped at the store early this morning before work, and said there was only a small amount of toilet paper left on the shelves. You were limited only two packages.

    Trying not to get too worried, but can’t help not to worry about my family and friends. My daughter lives up by San Francisco. She was asked to work from home. Many companies up her way are working from home.

    Visiting family in Colorado may have to wait a little longer.

    There isn’t much we can do except to take precautions when we can, and hope things will be okay for all.

    All the best for everyone.

  36. Jan, no problem. We can still post on this thread. And no one was posting anyway.

  37. I’ll post again, Ellen. 🙂

    I have some good news! I’m going to be a grandma again! With all this worry.. the good news lifted my spirits. 🙂

    Miss everyone posting. Hope all are well.

  38. I think Danny’s song, “Wanted” is the first since “More Than You Think I Am” that hasn’t really resonated with Christian radio.

    It has gone recurrent on the Billboard National Airplay Chart and now losing spins on Mediabase CAC:

    21 24 THE AFTERS I Will Fear No More 649 658 -9 4.626
    26 25 Up this week CASTING CROWNS Love Moved First 629 478 151 7.242
    25 26 LOVE & THE OUTCOME You Got This 530 541 -11 2.12
    27 27 DANNY GOKEY Wanted 419 458 -39 0.779
    28 28 Up this week CODY CARNES Run To The Father 389 346 43 1.325

    The Audience Impact was quite small.

    Any theories why this ballad didn’t do better?

    What do you think his next single should be?

  39. It seems like so much has changed in just the last few days.

    For more info: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/?fbclid=IwAR2wbD-tiLg8WsCfJcfbhoRGiu8XrV5BV1QDf0uHIFK4XIn-cKXl6jSe7PA

    I think this helps clarify why social distancing is so important. Living on a dead end road in little ol’ Wisconsin made me a bit nonchalant about the need to reduce exposure…. but I think it is important for all of us to give the medical field a chance to keep on top of treatment by reducing exposure. I will mend my ways.

  40. I’m not sure what the issue would be with Wanted, it lasted longer on the charts than I thought based on the early weeks. But maybe the music market would want a more mid- or up-tempo song. The wash-your-hands video is cute.

    Interesting times we’re in, hope everyone will be well and navigating through all these developments until things resume more toward normalcy.

    There are many closures where I am, from schools to other services. Not sure what will happen in my office, for now they are at least temporarily on a liberal leave policy which should help those who have kids unexpectedly home from school.

    With almost all my appointments being cancelled (events, fitness classes, even church) I have a lot more free time at home, not sure yet what I should be doing with it. Cleaning and de-cluttering my house is always an option, but need the motivation to set in :O

    Some shortages in stores of the usual things but looked much better yesterday in my local grocery.

  41. Hi Ellen. I’m glad you can work from home, Ellen.

    Hey Admin. If the isolation had kicked off in winter I’d probably drive Ed nuts with me being 100% at home. But we had a spring-like day with light winds and upper 40’s. That’s warm by my (WI) standards and I spent all afternoon outside trimming shrubs, fertilizing my asparagus bed, burning brush, etc.

    A good day. I will soon catch the 5:30 news to see how the world is doing…

    I hope we stay healthy, too, Cindy.

  42. Days like these, I check in on news for a few minutes but then it’s good to turn it off 🙂

  43. Working from home so I’ll be brief. My workplace has now mandated that everyone who can work from home do so. I feel so relieved.

    Admin2, I agree. I’ve gotten headaches the last two days, and I’m sure it’s because I’m keeping tabs on the pandemic. The number of people still in denial is frightening.

    I think sites like this one will become more important as they provide spaces for people to come together virtually and break up the isolation.

  44. Watched Danny’s Facebook.. Coffee with Danny. Not exactly sure of the title. Pretty cute. NO social distancing. 🙁 I know it must be very hard for many.

    All my family is “shut in.” All in different states and locations. Miss all of them.

    Going a little stir crazy. Trying different recipes. My husband is working on a jigsaw puzzle.

    Can’t believe the first person to test positive for the Coronavirus in our small town was our Mayor!

    Be well…

  45. Hi Cindy, Admin2 and Ellen.

    Ed and i are doing fine (lots of outside projects to enjoy) but this extrovert misses her people and social activities!

    Our state will soon be joining the “stay at home” order on Tuesday.

    I agree that the Coffee and Stories series has been fun to watch but inviting different artists into their home seems a bit risky.

    I did think it was cool to see Danny and Kathie Lee Gifford hanging out

    View this post on Instagram

    Wash yo hands!!!!

    A post shared by Danny Gokey (@dannygokey) on

  46. Jan, my state locked down on Monday. Unfortunately, that was after spring break, and a lot of the college crowd hit our beaches on the coast.

  47. Hi Ellen, our governor has our “Safer at Home” going into affect Wednesday at 8 AM and it is to last until (at least) April 24th. We have 457 confirmed cases of COVID 19.

  48. This one hadn’t occurred to me as a potential single. But listening again, it’s a nice tempo and length for radio, and sounds very “Danny” —

    Haven’t caught one of the Facebook streams yet, maybe will watch on replay this weekend

    Hope all are well and staying safe, here in the US and any posters / lurkers around the world

  49. The song battle video was fun.

    Here is an excellent interview with infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci (since Danny won’t be able to get back to touring until we get SARS-CoV-2 under better control): https://youtu.be/8A3jiM2FNR8

  50. Danny did very well in the competition. 🙂

    Thank you, Ellen. Very worrisome times.

    Hope everyone is doing well. ♥

  51. Rainy, cool day weekend forecast for my area. I handle “social distancing” much better when the sun is out 🙁

    PS. I’m not going anywhere, I just like it a lot less when its dreary outside….

  52. Three monitored Mediabase CAC stations committed to LGLP

    DANNY GOKEY Love God Love People
    Sparrow/Cap CMG
    lw: Mar 15 – Mar 21 TW: Mar 22 – Mar 28
    Station Market Format TW lw Move ovn am mid pm eve Aud
    WLAB-FM Ft. Wayne, IN Christian AC 21 16 5 9 6 6 0.017
    KTSY-FM Boise, ID Christian AC 16 16 4 4 4 1 3 0.031
    WFHM-FM Cleveland Christian AC 13 5 8 4 1 4 3 1 0.108

  53. I was surprised to see this:

    Curb Word
    lw: Mar 15 – Mar 21 TW: Mar 22 – Mar 28
    Station Market Format TW lw Move ovn am mid pm eve Aud
    KKFS-FM Sacramento Christian AC 14 14 3 3 1 7 0

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