Danny Gokey to Appear at Michael W. Smith Tribute Concert

Danny Gokey is among the artists being listed for an upcoming Nashville-based tribute concert for long-time popular Christian artist Michael W. Smith!

“Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith: 35 Years Of Friends” will take place April 30, 2019 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The lineup includes Amy Grant, Bob Goff, Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys, CeCe Winans, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Donnie McClurkin, Francesca Battistelli, The Gatlin Brothers, The Isaacs, Jars of Clay, Jason Crabb, Jim Brickman, Jordan Smith, Jordin Sparks, Justin Flom, Laura Story, Lee Greenwood, Mac Powell, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Russ Taff, Sandi Patty, Scott Hamilton, Vince Gill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and the Original MWS Band and Wynonna, with more performers to be announced. [..]

Smith launched his solo career in Nashville in 1983 with his debut album, “The Michael W. Smith Project” and the hit single “Friends.” He’s been a fixture of the Christian music world ever since, and released his latest album, “A Million Lights,” earlier this year.”

via The Tennessean

If Danny is able to perform, which Michael W. Smith song would you like to hear him sing?


Danny Gokey Song Featured on “So You Think You Can Dance”

This evening, Danny Gokey’s recent #1 Christian format single “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again,” was featured in a performance by young artists Tahani Anderson and Jake Monreal on FOX Network’s So You Think You Can Dance.

In a fun twist, one of the dance judges was Paula Abdul of Danny’s American Idol season.

To see the full prepararion, dance and judges’ comments watch here.

“Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” is set as the background to a dance choreographed on a theme about bullying by SYTYCD choreographer Bonnie Story.

You can also check out Tahani and Jake in an upbeat performance to Jailhouse Rock, a song we can’t recall hearing Danny perform 🙂 Continue reading “Danny Gokey Song Featured on “So You Think You Can Dance””

Danny Gokey to Perform at Uprise Fest 2016


Danny Gokey is listed in the line-up for the upcoming Uprise Festival 2016 in Shippensburg PA September 16th and 17th, led by Chris Tomlin, Mandisa, Matthew West, Skillet and more.

Look for details and the artist schedule at facebook.com/uprisefest or uprisefest.com; tickets are available now via Eventbrite.

Danny Gokey Male Artist of the Year K-Love Fan Awards 2016!

Danny Gokey K-Love Male Artist of the Year 2016

At tonight’s K-Love Fan Awards broadcast over K-Love radio out of Nashville, Danny Gokey was just named Male Vocalist of the Year!  Well-deserved, and well-illustrated as Danny received the award just minutes after a compelling performance of his current single Tell Your Heart To Beat Again.

Continue reading “Danny Gokey Male Artist of the Year K-Love Fan Awards 2016!”

Danny Gokey Podcast with Justin of WAY-FM


Danny Gokey joined radio host and fellow “clean freak” Justin Paul of Christian radio network WAY-FM recently for an extended “More Than The Music” podcast. They talk about Danny’s album Hope In Front Of Me and much more, touching on numerous topics both amusing and serious.

Justin has been teasing the interview the past few days, including comments from Danny on why his wife Leyicet does not like one of the songs on Danny’s album. Can you guess which one? Continue reading “Danny Gokey Podcast with Justin of WAY-FM”

Danny Gokey to Perform at AtlantaFest – June 2016


Danny Gokey is part of the line-up for the AtlantaFest Christian music festival, to be held June 16-18, 2016, in Locust Grove, Georgia.

Founded in 1986, AtlantaFest was one of the first large-scale Christian music festivals in the country. Since then, it’s grown into a frontrunner in the industry, paving the way for live Christian entertainment and earning its title as “THE Christian Music Festival.” 

Danny is scheduled to perform Friday June 17th, joining featured acts MercyMe and Natalie Grant. Other major acts participating in the festival include TobyMac and Jeremy Camp.

For more information and early ticket purchases, see atlantafest.com and the event promo vido at youtube: Atlanta Fest.

Happy New Year with DannyGokeyNews.com!

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With much appreciated help from our site hosting service WordPress.com and their friendly “stats helper monkeys,” we recently had a chance to look back at the first several months of this site since we came on line in September 2015 following the retirement of IHeartDannyGokey.com.

As you’ve been part of this move with us, we wanted to share some updates in our progress transitioning and growing this community.

wpml_roseSince September, this new blog has seen visitors from 67 different countries in all regions of the world – thank you all!

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Since September, our moderators Jan and Admin [ mostly Jan wpml_yes ]  have posted 90+ articles related to Danny Gokey music, concerts, and other adventures.

Our site participants have added over 1200 comments and ideas of their own, as always full of interesting perspectives and opinions. wpml_mail

Happy New Year to all – we look forward to more music, events, and community to come in 2016!

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