Danny Gokey’s RISE Reviewed — Do You Agree?

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Review Danny Gokey’s new album, RISE

Now that Danny’s #1 CAC album has been out for a couple of weeks, with multiple listens by avid fans like YOU, we want to hear your thoughts on your favorite song(s).  We’re sharing reviews from 5 sources to get your reaction!

Song Reviews:

#1:  “Stronger Than We Think” throws back musically to 1980s dance club music, as Danny uses vocal echoes and electronic keyboards to present a different and powerful way to begin Rise. Using unique moments of rhyme, Danny encourages us that we are indeed stronger than we believe we are at a certain moment- that when the devil tries to discourage us, all we need to do is to look within, knowing that if we are made in His image, and with His spirit within us, we can and will do much more than He ever did when He was on earth all those years ago!  — 365 Days of Inspiring Media 

 

#2: “If You Ain’t In It” is a prevalently catchy pop song that advances boldly and unashamedly. Electronic synths form the foundation while brass horns, drums, and some guitar build the melody from there. Background voices, masked as if from a radio, accompany Danny’s signature vocals as he leads the lyrics. The song conveys a simple yet important message – that even a perfect life with everything going right is not worthwhile if God “ain’t in it.” Considering Danny’s story, the song packs a lot of power behind the pop sounds and definitely stands out in the album.  – The Christian Beat

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Billboard on Danny Gokey’s #RISE Chart Feats!

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BillboardBillboard reports:

Singer-songwriter Danny Gokey attains his second No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Christian Albums chart (dated Feb. 4), as his new LP Rise launches atop the list, selling 11,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen Music.

“I’m incredibly grateful and really blown away by the connection that people are feeling to the new music,” Gokey tells Billboard. “I love getting to create music that inspires and entertains, and the fact that fans have embraced Rise the way that they have, and supported it in such a big way, is very humbling.”

….his third top five hit on Hot Christian Songs (11-5). It’s also his first top five on Christian Digital Song Sales (19-5; up 108 percent to 3,000 sold), while holding at its No. 3 high on Christian Airplay (8 million audience impressions).

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#1 Christian Album for Danny Gokey’s “RISE”

upclose-rise-danny-gokey-sDanny Gokey’s newest studio album, “RISE”,debuted on the February 4th charts:

#1 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart,

#3 on the Billboard Independent Album Chart

#9 on the Top Current Albums Chart

#20 Billboard Digital Albums Chart

#32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart

#42 on the Billboard Top 100 Artist Chart

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Danny Gokey’s RISE — Making a Difference

danny-gokey-hands-sDanny Gokey spent a week promoting his impactful album, “RISE” — from West Coast to East Coast! He’s finally back home to Nashville — to celebrate Daniel E’s 4th birthday .  We wish you a very happy birthday, Danielito!!

We, his dedicated fans, were treated to three LIVE Facebook live concerts.  We read articles published by PeopleBillboard & CCM Magazine. Danny appeared on Good Day New York, the Morning Blend, and multiple other FOX 411.  Radio interviews  at Sirius XM, and so many others.  Danny Gokey even became the number one trended search term on iTunes!

Watch the latest video at Inspiration Behind RISE

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Danny Gokey “Rise” Promo Interviews, Videos

Sirius XM The Message Concert

Danny sings some of his new album songs, a worship medley and talks about the making of the album.

Listen to Justin Paul of WAY-FM interview

Danny Gokey joins me in Episode 32 of the More Than The Music Podcast to share the stories behind his new album, “Rise.”   He also explains what his son said while praying over their meal that was both hilarious and adorable.

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Listen to the Interview at this LINK

Finding His Voice — One Country with Danny Gokey

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Video: “Better Than I Found It” – Danny Gokey & Kierra Sheard

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Danny Gokey performs "Better Than I Found It" with Kierra Sheard

This is an acoustic gift from Danny Gokey: “Better Than I Found It” from his album, “RISE“.  Danny sings this duet with gospel artist, Kierra Sheard.  This song was produced by Danny’s band leader, Maestro Lightford.  Miguel Perez, Eric Ramey, Bernard Bell and an unidentified choir accompany them.

RISE Release Week: Billboard, People on Danny Gokey

Billboard Danny Gokey performingWhile Danny and his team are blanketing the radio/media to get the word out about his new CD and single, RISE, we have to lead off with the big hitters!  Billboard, People and “American Idol”, of course!

Billboard: Danny Gokey Talks About the Move From Country to Christian Music…

Sometimes taking advice from your heroes doesn’t always turn out like you hope…….Danny Gokey followed mentor Randy Travis’ counsel and began pursuing a career as a country artist. Though Travis told Gokey he’d find success bringing “soul” to the country format, it turns Christian music was the better fit.

Though his country career stalled, Gokey has found his niche in Christian music. The genre is a natural fit for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin native who grew up singing in church.

Gokey will be taking the new songs on the road as he joins Casting Crowns‘ upcoming tour. “With my Hope In Front of Me record I had no tour,” he says. ….When we released the Hope In Front of Me record, there just weren’t a lot of believers and rightly so. I came from a failed project and odds just looked impossible. It wasn’t a Continue reading “RISE Release Week: Billboard, People on Danny Gokey”